Reuse and Recycling in Norfolk
Norfolk currently recycles 43.4% of its waste through recycling centres, recycling bin collections and community recycling schemes. However, there is still over 200,000 tonnes of waste generated by households in Norfolk that is not recycled. Find out more about what happens to your waste and recycling. The articles below are full of ideas to improve recycling and reuse in your community and tips to share with your residents.
Claim recycling credits for your community
Over 450 community groups in Norfolk, including 84 parish councils, claim recycling credits for recycling banks and schemes they operate in their own community. Norfolk County Council pays recycling credits at the rate of £62.17 per tonne of waste recycled. Together groups recycle an impressive 3000 tonnes of waste each year raising £180,000. Find how to start or expand your community recycling scheme and register to claim recycling credits here.
Promote reuse and repair in your local area
Christmas recycling top tips
Did you know, we throw away around 30% more rubbish at Christmas? The good news is, there are lots of things we can all do to help to reduce this:
· Compost your sprout peelings, along with other festive fruit and veg, see the latest composting offers and advice here.
Family activities and poster competition time
Download the Christmas recycling activity sheet aimed at children and their families. By completing the challenges, families can pick up lots of top tips about how to waste less over this festive period.
Win an eco-hamper and craft goodies by creating an eye-catching poster with a ‘top tip’ that will help others to waste less and recycle more this Christmas.
Recycling Centres Update
Norfolk’s Recycling Centre’s will remain open during the national lockdown starting on November 5th with social distancing measures in place. However, the Reuse Shops based at Recycling Centres will temporarily close. Please see the latest update on the Recycling Centre service during the Corona Virus Pandemic here.