Rubbish competition

Rubbish competition

As part of National Recycle Week Telford & Wrekin Council, in conjunction with recycling contractor Veolia, is rewarding residents who use their recycling containers and Household Recycling Centres (HRC) correctly.

The Super Thumbs Up Prize Pot campaign offers residents the chance to be rewarded for recycling in the correct way. There are 100 £50 vouchers to be won – for a variety of Council services, including The Place, Leisure facilities, Property Services who offer a “handyman service”, Skills and Enterprise Hub and TWIGS garden services.

The vouchers will be awarded between 25th September and 6th October at the kerbside and the Household Recycling Centres.

Councillor Angela McClements, Cabinet Member for Transport, Infrastructure & Broadband said “Recycling rates in the borough have increased during the last two years, so Telford & Wrekin Council and Veolia are saying thank you to residents. We also hope that it will encourage more people to recycle well, as there is the opportunity to win some great prizes.”

“In order to be in with a chance to win, residents need to present recycling containers correctly. As a reminder we put glass, plastics and tins in the purple container and paper and card in the blue bag or use the correct containers to recycle the items they dispose of at the HRC’s.”

“Hopefully the initiative will lead to our recycling rates increasing even more going forward and I would like to thank our residents in advance for their positive response.”

For more information on recycling at the kerbside or the household recycling centres please visit www.telford.gov.uk/recycling

16 thoughts on “Rubbish competition

  • September 29, 2017 at 7:18 am
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    some other places already give residents vouchers 3 times a year for correctly using the bins and bags and containers think telford have a lot to do to catch up with them

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  • September 29, 2017 at 7:25 am
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    Can someone explain why we have to separate our recycling like this (which I do) to the watch the guys collecting it chuck it all in the larger bin before it all goes in the wagon at the same time? I’ve watched them do this several times.

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  • September 29, 2017 at 8:04 am
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    I don’t see why people should get rewarded for recycling, it’s a nice offer but residents should automatically do it.

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  • September 29, 2017 at 8:09 am
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    How about the companies? As they are the biggest wasters and only few are doing recycling properly..

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  • September 29, 2017 at 8:54 am
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    I understand that people would like a discount on their council tax, but 100 £50 vouchers is a total of £5000. The population of the Telford and Wrekin area, according to Wikipedia is 166,800. If I’ve done the maths right this would work out as a 3 pence saving per person. I’m not that fussed about 3p off my council tax, personally.

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  • September 29, 2017 at 10:20 am
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    Just stop being bloody lazy. It’s not hard to separate items and place them in the correct colour bin. Or bag

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  • September 29, 2017 at 10:24 am
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    The couple next door to me don’t believe in recycling or saving energy. Don’t reward, simply fine those like the couple next door.

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