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Recycling Handbooks Issued

Recycling booklets are being delivered to households across Hambleton this week.

To mark national ‘Recycle Week’ (Sept 25 to Oct 1) the District Council is reissuing its updated guide to recycling to the 43,000 homes.

Packed with information on what can and cannot be recycled at the kerbside.   Since the introduction of a new kerbside recycling service 18 months ago Hambleton residents have managed to collect 11,000 tonnes of recyclable material – but officers are emphasising there is still more that can be recycled.

  • In the UK, almost 90% of packaging is recycled in kitchens, while just over half (52%) of items are recycled in the bathroom. New research from Recycle Now found that nearly half (49%) of the UK population admit to not always recycling their aerosols from the bedroom or bathroom. The research also found that over a third (38%) say they don’t always recycle glass items in the bedroom such as empty aftershave and perfume bottles.
  • Aerosols such as deodorants and hair sprays can be recycled again and again without any loss in quality – they can come back as parts of mobile phones, dishwashers or even as another aerosol can.
  • Recycle Now has calculated that if everyone in Hambleton recycled one more deodorant can, it would save enough energy to power a typical primary school for 39 days.

“The benefits of recycling are endless – and we already have a fantastic take up from residents,” said Councillor Stephen Watson, portfolio holder for waste.  

“We hope this booklet will help us boost our recycling figures even further.”

For more information on recycling check out www.hambleton.gov.uk  or use the Recycling Locator at www.RecycleNow.com. Follow the council on Facebook or Twitter at Hambleton Recycling & Waste.

By Emily