PAPER & CARD RECYCLING – 4 WEEK CAMPAIGN – “RECYCLE ME” – STARTS MONDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER

I have received the information below from the Council.

“To encourage paper recycling from around the home we’re running a ‘Recycle Me’ paper campaign for the next 4 weeks in Leeds, beginning on Monday 4th September.

Paper recycling raises awareness of the different types of cardboard and paper that can go in your green bin and why it’s important to recycle as much as we can to reduce carbon and save money by diverting it away from disposal.

Each year Leeds households throw away over 1,700 trees worth of perfectly recyclable paper. Laid end to end they would stretch from Leeds to York.

We capture some of this in our green bins but we need to do more as we strive to reduce the 306,000 tonnes of waste we collect from across the city each year.

We’ll raise awareness of paper and cardboard recycling, by sending an information leaflet to each household in Leeds with support from road shows, social media, press work, bus advertising and posters in community buildings.”