check before you chuck

Rossendale Borough Council’s innovative recycle campaign up for national award

Published on September 8, 2023 at 11:38 am

a bin waggon with a sign on the side saying check before you chuck and two bin men stood infront of the waggon

Rossendale Borough Council has been shortlisted for the ‘Local Authority Success’ award in the 2023 National Recycling Awards (NRA) for its ‘Check before you chuck’ pilot campaign.

The innovative campaign, which ran for six months, was devised when figures revealed Rossendale had one of the lowest recycling rates in Lancashire.

The scheme saw a 15 per cent increase in the recycling of glass, plastic and tin, paper and cardboard recycling up by 11 per cent and a reduction in general waste of six per cent.

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Rossendale Council are encouraging residents to ‘Check before you Chuck’ 

Published on September 30, 2022 at 8:23 am

orange square with a pile of rubbish and the slogan check before you chuck

Rossendale Borough Council is launching a pilot scheme to encourage residents to recycle more household waste.  

The UK produces 26m tonnes of waste every year with 14m tonnes being sent to landfill and 12m recycled.  

Rossendale has one of the lowest recycling rates in Lancashire at just 30%. The national average is 46%. 

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