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Recycling... It's in our hands

Published on Monday, 23rd September 2019

Recycle week - in your hands

Hambleton residents recycled a massive 7602 tonnes of paper, glass, cans and plastics through the kerbside collection scheme last year – but we still need to recycle more!

As part of this weeks national Recycle Week (23 – 29 September) householders  are being urged to empty, crush, squash, sort and separate items for recycling from around the home, office or school -  together we can all make a difference.

“2018 was the year that Britain woke up to recycling and was motivated to care about plastics in a way they had never before. This year environmental concerns have never been so in high in people’s minds,” said Hambleton District Councillor Stephen Watson, port folio holder for Environmental Health, Waste and Recycling (pictured).

“The theme this year is ‘Recycling. It’s in our hands.’ And we are encouraging residents to take keep making recycling the norm.

 “If every household in Hambleton recycled one more shampoo bottle it would save enough energy to run a school for six days - or if everyone recycled one more food can it would save enough energy to run the school for amazing 45 days!

“So while we are saying thank you for the amazing recycling results we want people to do even more!”

Visit  for more information on how to recycle or use the Recycling Locator at Follow the council on Facebook and twitter: Hambleton Recycling & Waste


  • Recycle Week is the UK’s annual event to build awareness of, and encourage increased participation in recycling behaviour. It is organised by WRAP under the Recycle Now brand. Recycle Now is a campaign run by WRAP which helps people in the UK recycle more things, more often, from all around the home. The campaign aims to encourage behaviour change across the UK to reduce the amount of waste produced and use resources in an efficient way.