Recycling is simple!
When it comes to recycling the possibilities really are endless!
Most of the things we use can be recycled into something new and
it couldn’t be easier to do. For lots more info on how to
start recycling more at home or at school visit the national recycle
now website by clicking here.
Why is Recycling Important?
Rubbish comes from lots of sources, including industry and businesses,
construction, houses, and places like hospitals. Household waste
is made up of anything that we throw away - paper, plastic bottles,
cartons, glass and cans, used packaging, food leftovers and garden
waste. However it also includes things like books, clothes and furniture
and other waste dumped on the streets (including litter).
Most of our waste goes to landfill (big holes in the countryside
full of waste). However over 70% of the average bin could be re-used
or recycled, and the government's Waste Strategy 2000 introduced
statutory recycling targets - that means they are not voluntary
but have to be aimed for and reached by law. For example the Government
wants each Local Authority to recycle at least 25% of their waste.
Who's behind it?
The Recycle for Wiltshire campaign is backed by the Waste Partnership
for Wiltshire. They aim to help the promotion of recycling within
the community. So wherever you are in Lyneham, this campaign
should apply to you. New EU legislation means that failing to
recycle is not just bad for the environment – but could
also lead to local authority fines. Wiltshire is rising to the
challenge with an awareness-raising campaign. Find out how to
do your bit.
The introduction of "Black Recycle Bins" to the community
by the former North
Wiltshire District Council's 'Recycling and Waste Minimisation Campaign' was
completed in June 2004 and many opther local communities in the
area were given the recycling bins to enable them to be able to
recycle from their doorsteps. The highly successful county wide
kerbside recycling service has been extended to 7,313 homes in
Malmesbury, Lyneham, Cricklade and Purton and will enable even
more people to do their bit to stop North Wiltshire going to waste.
The free fortnightly service is provided by Wiltshire
Waste Partnership, of which Wiltshire Council is
a member, and Hills
Recycling. The black recycling boxes were delivered
to homes in Lyneham on Thursday June 24 2004 with the
first collection starting two weeks later.
At the time of the introduction of the recycling bins Sylvia
Doubell, lead member for waste minimisation and recycling,
said: We are delighted that we are extending the kerbside
recycling service. This is the next phase in plans to increase
recycling and waste minimisation in North Wiltshire. Residents
in the district are very keen to do their bit and I am sure
people in Malmesbury, Cricklade, Lyneham and Purton will welcome
this extended service. The combination of kerbside recycling
and our new wheeled bins will have a significant impact on
reducing the amount of rubbish going to landfill.
The scheme started in the summer of 2003 following a £1 million
grant from Defra, the Department of Environment, Food and Rural
Affairs. The grant enabled the partnership to provide kerbside recycling
to 57,500 homes across Wiltshire, with 28,666 in Corsham, Chippenham,
Calne and Wootton Bassett being among the first to benefit.
Questions and Answers
Residents can use the black lidded boxes to recycle newspapers,
junk mail, magazines, glass bottles and jars, cans, and textiles.
Residents wanting further information should contact the recycling
information line on 0870 242 7596. Your questions and answers are