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Councillor urges South Derbyshire residents to "Keep up the good work".

63.99 tonnes of festive recycling gets the thumbs-up from council chiefs


Councillor Peter Watson 7#8211; Photo: thisisderbyshire
After a humongous effort by householders of South Derbyshire this festive season, the district councillors are urging locals to sustain the effort into the coming months.

Residents validated the specially designed drop-off points that were set out for the seasonal recycling. 54.76 tonnes of glass and 4.43 tonnes of cans, together with 4.8 tonnes of trees were deposited.

Peter Watson, chairman of the authority’s environmental and development services committee praised local residents saying: “We would like to thank all our households for their hard work to help the environment” .

“The green Christmas and New Year period experienced further enhances the reputation of South Derbyshire residents, who have the highest recycling rate in the county and continually go above and beyond.
We are now encouraging them to continue their efforts to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill.”

South Derbyshire residents have the highest recycling rate across the county at 49%. This seems to be an encouragement to kids of the district who continue to do their bit for the environment at home and in school.

A number of schools take part in a 'Cash for Trash' (see below) scheme where they receive money for every tonne of cardboard they recycle. Please support your local school and community by recycling your cardboard at one of these sites.

Locations of recycling centres and Cash for Trash schools in South Derbyshire can be found here:Cash for Trash scheme