Recycling roadshow hits the streets

BARNSLEY Council's bin boffins are preparing to go on tour to talk trash next week.

COUNCIL bin boffins are preparing to go on tour to talk trash next week.

Staff from Barnsley Council’s waste management service will stop at shops around the Dearne Valley to offer advice and support on National Recycling Week, which begins on Monday.

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This aim is to boost awareness of what can be recycled, where to recycle and what happens to the cans, jars and bottles which get lobbed into banks across the borough.

Staff will also take orders for recycling bins, which will be delivered free of charge for one week only.

The tour stops first at Asda on High Street, Goldthorpe, from 9am and 2pm on Tuesday, June 19.

It moves to Asda on Welfare Road, Thurnscoe the following day, finishing at the Co-Op on Carr Head Lane in Bolton-on-Dearne on Thursday, June 21.

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Cllr Roy Miller, cabinet spokesperson for development, environment and culture, said: “The residents of Barnsley play a key role in ensuring the continued success of the council’s recycling services.

“Last year we achieved a household waste recycling rate of 41 per cent—the highest rate ever achieved in Barnsley.

“Now more than ever, I urge all residents to use all the recycling services available to them to build on this achievement and help avoid the financial and environmental costs associated with waste disposal.”

For more information contact 01226 772045 or email [email protected].