Council backs recycling campaign

By Barrie Hudson - 22 September 2021

Community

Swindon Borough Council is using National Recycling Week to highlight ways in which people can do their bit.

It is urging the public to visit https://www.recyclenow.com/ for tips.
Advice on the website includes a list of five ways in which everybody can cut down on waste:
 
- Stop receiving unwanted junk mail by contacting the Mailing Preference Service and Royal Mail
- When shopping, choose items with less packaging and think about whether a used item might be as good as a new one. Also, choose reusable shopping bags.
- Rather than throwing useable items you no longer need, consider donating them to a charity shop or community organisation.
- Avoid wasting food wherever possible.
- Donate leftover paint to a local charity.
 
The council is also urging people to use rechargeable batteries and hand in used ordinary batteries at the collection points set up in many supermarkets. Batteries handed over are taken apart and recycled into new items. Household and vehicle batteries can also be taken to Swindon's Household Waste Recycling Centre.
 
 

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