Recycling - projects and campaigns
You will see our reycling team out and about at events and
locations, such as
local supermarkets, giving advice on waste minimisation and our
reycling services including our
food waste collections
Waste Electrical and Electronic
Of all the waste electrical equipment
in the UK, 75% of it is disposed of when it could easily be
recycled. One person will create approximately 3.3 tonnes of waste
electrical equipment in their lifetime.
So please remember all small
electricals such as toasters, irons, microwaves, printers and
vacuum cleaners are included - if it has a plug on we can
You can recycle your WEEE at your
local household waste recycling site.
Don't delay - recycle today! It's
never been easier to make your metal matter in Maidstone!
When it comes to recycling, metal is
hard to beat. Thats because it's 100% recyclable - every last
bit can be turned into something else, and it's a cycle that can go
The average UK household uses
approximately 600 food cans, 380 drink cans, a staggering 144
metres of foil and 182 foil trays every year!
The food and drink cans you recycle at
home could end up being transformed into a number of new products,
from a designer watch or an iPod, to a washing machine or even a
Every time metal is recycled it saves
energy and cuts greenhouse gas emmisions -so it's good news
for the planet. Best of all it doesn't take a lot of effort to make
a big difference. All you need to do is drop your cans, aerosols,
tins and foil in your green recycling bin. The empty can you
recycle today could be back on the supermarket shelf as another can
in as little as six weeks!
'Metal Matters' is a Kent
wide campaign to promote the recycling of metal
packaging. Unfortunately not all metal items can be
collected with your recycling, but these can be taken to your
nearest household waste recycling site.
'Love Food Hate Waste' Campaign
A third of all the food we buy in the UK we throw away. Wasted
food is a waste of money and a major contributor to climate
change, and the most frustrating thing is that most of what we
throw away could have been eaten. Love Food hate Waste is a
campaign from WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) that
provides tasty leftover recipes,
practical advice and top tips that helps us cut back on wasting
The Environmental Education Officer co-ordinates and runs
educational sessions with schools across the
The aim to raise awareness of the importance of recycling,
composting and reducing domestic waste, as well as looking
after the environment and keeping the borough clean and tidy.
Primary school children have taken part in our litter
competitions, year 3 & 4 children have written a
poem or rhyme about the hazards of litter, the
winners received a novelty litter bin for their
school. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If your school or club would like a visit regarding
waste reduction,recycling or littering please contact Alison Sollis
on 01622 602281, or email email@example.com
sessions/talks can be adapted according to your needs.
To check the details of your refuse and recycling
collections, please put your postcode in the box below and click on
the ‘search’ button.