Wiltshire reaches recycling landmark
August 25, 2011 by Michael
Wiltshire Council and their waste management partners have reached recycling milestone with one million tonnes of rubbish being recycled in the county since its green waste initiative started 15 years ago.
Hills Waste Solutions began working with Wiltshire Council 15 years ago to increase the amount of rubbish that the Council recycled each year and reaching the one million tonne mark shows how well the scheme has worked.
To celebrate this landmark, Hills Waste Solutions is offering local students the chance to win a tour of the recycling plant and a book token by designing a poster that can be used in the local area to promote recycling. This kind of initiative not encourages the local community to get involved in recycling, but also shows how certain methods of advertising can be sustainable, even paper-based ones such as poster printing.
Southampton, Hampshire and other counties near to Wiltshire could be persuaded to learn from Wiltshire Council’s recycling credentials and new recycling services are already being rolled out across the county itself. Wiltshire Council’s cabinet member for waste, property and development control, Toby Sturgis, told the Daily Echo:
“From this autumn, the council will be rolling out new recycling services across the county. I am sure these improvements, and the great support that we get from Wiltshire residents, will help us reach the two million tonnes mark much more quickly.”
Details of recycling initiatives and the poster competition can be found on the Hills Waste Solutions website: www.hills-group.co.uk.