Following the successful introduction of a new recycling scheme in Herefordshire, the county’s waste team is now turning its attention to schools.

Schools will be able to help protect the environment but also save money by recycling instead of landfilling their waste. Wheeled bins, similar to those provided to homes across the county, can be provided free of charge to the school.

The bins can be used for paper, cardboard, cartons, plastic bottles and containers, mixed glass and tins and cans. The recyclables col
lected are taken to a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) which separates the materials using a combination of mechanical separation and hand sorting. Once separated these materials are then bulked and delivered to reprocessing companies.

Councillor John Jarvis, Herefordshire Council’s cabinet member for environment and strategic housing, said: “By recycling in school, you can help protect the environment, promote recycling to the pupils and cut your waste disposal bills.”

If your school is interested in the recycling service please contact Herefordshire Council’s recycling officer, Laura Blackwell, on 01432 260051.