Recycling event in Hereford High Town open to families this Saturday

This Saturday (29 September), children across the county can get a taste of what it’s like inside the cab of a bin lorry as part of the council's Recycle Week 2018 recycling event in High Town, Hereford.

Children can visit the bin lorry from 9am-4pm, with the rare chance to sit in the cab - giving parents the opportunity to find out more about how they can recycle their household waste, or to discuss any waste collection issues.

With programmes like Blue Planet motivating people like never before to care about plastics, Recycle Now's Recycle Week (24 – 30 September) reminds us why recycling is more important than ever and that we all have a role to play. Now in its fifteenth year, Recycle Week is a celebration of recycling with the overall aim of encouraging people to recycle more household items.

Thanks to the efforts of residents across Herefordshire, 40% of the county's waste was recycled last year (the average proportion of household waste recycled in England was 44%).

On an average day, our crews collect recycled waste from around 900 properties and walk 12 miles. The recycling then travels to the EnviroSort recycling plant in Worcestershire which receives around 300-350 tonnes of recyclables each day - the same weight as 56 African elephants!

For those curious, there is a video on the Herefordshire Council website which shows what happens to the county's recyclables.

Published: 25th September 2018