Recycle over Bank Holiday, residents urged

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THE Warwickshire Waste Partnership is advising residents to recycle glass instead of sending it to landfill over the Bank Holiday.

With many parties and barbecues being planned for Bank Holiday weekend, residents are being urged to make the most of kerbside recycling collection or visit one of Warwickshire’s Household Waste Recycling Centres to recycle empty wine and beer bottles.

Every tonne of glass recycled reduces CO2 by 270 kilograms, so recycling just one glass bottle saves enough energy to power a 100 watt light bulb for almost an hour. Glass sent to landfill will never rot away, but recycled glass can be processed into more glass bottles and jars, construction products such as bricks and concrete blocks, glassphalt for road surfacing and processed sand.

For further information on recycling please visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/recycling. Alternatively telephone Warwickshire County Council’s Waste Projects Team on 01926 412458 or e-mail waste@warwickshire.gov.uk.