26th May, 2020

Don't throw away, re-use plea as Bank Holiday gets underway

Ross Crawford 23rd May, 2020

PEOPLE are being urged to reuse and recycle as much as possible before heading out to a Household Recycling Centre (HRC) over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

And county chiefs say if people do need to use the HRC, then to do so outside peak times to reduce waiting and the impact on the local road network.

Since the successful and safe reopening of seven out of 11 the recycling centres across the county earlier this month it’s taking longer for cars to get into the sites due to the demands of social distancing.

Councillor Tony Miller, cabinet member with responsibility for environment at County Hall said: “We are pleased to have been able to safely reopen most of our Household Recycling Centres.

“However it is still important that we still try to reduce the number of trips, and reduce the amount of waste we are taking.

“If you have waste that you are unable to re-purpose or dispose of through other means, we are advising that people avoid visiting during peak times such as weekends or Monday mornings.”

Some tips on how to avoid needing to visit:

Getting rid of old clothes? Why not turn them into dusters, makeup remover pads or, if you have a sewing machine, even a pencil case!

Cardboard boxes can go in your recycling bin.

Most garden waste can be composted. Worcestershire County Council offers subsidies on compost bins at getcomposting.com or build your own from any leftover timber or pallets you have.

For more tips, visit www.letswasteless.com

For more on re-purposing old clothes visit www.loveyourclothes.org.uk

Podcasts

Now, every week, you can also listen to a roundup of Redditch Standard Local News.

Buy Photos

Buy photos online from the Redditch Standard newspaper.

YouTube

Check out the latest videos on our YouTube channel.

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Redditch Standard.