Residents in Nottinghamshire recycled so much in January that £2,995 has been raised for Nottinghamshire Hospice as part of the campaign by the County Council’s waste contractor Veolia in its Recycle for Charity Campaign.
Throughout January, Veolia pledged to donate £2 for every tonne of recyclable plastic bottles and cans collected from kerbside recycling bins. As an added bonus, if the total reached 1,000 tonnes an additional £500 would go to the Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s chosen charity Nottinghamshire Hospice.
The totals are in:1,247.26 tonnes of recyclable plastic bottles and cans were collected, so the bonus £500 was added to the total.
Chris Clayden-Butler, Trustee for Nottinghamshire Hospice said: “This is an absolutely amazing amount raised, it really will make a huge difference to the lives of the people at the Hospice.”
Councillor John Handley, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council, added: “It is an extremely unbelievable amount and will be well received by Nottinghamshire Hospice, who give people vital support in their most difficult times. Thank you to everyone in Nottinghamshire for their hard work and commitment to recycling.’
Lea Hawkes, General Manager for Veolia, said: ‘This is a fantastic achievement, we would like to say a big thank you to all the recyclers of Nottinghamshire for helping to raise funds for this worthwhile charity, whilst also helping the environment by recycling all their plastic bottles and cans’.
There are lots of recyclable items that do still get missed from the recycling bins all year round. All plastic bottles (without their lids) cans – both aluminium and steel and dry paper and cardboard can go in your recycling bin.