This month sees National Recycling Week (12 to 18 September) and Wokingham Borough Council is marking the date with a series of fun information sessions.
The theme for this year's week is The Unusual Suspects and it will be particularly aimed at encouraging people to recycling items that are commonly thrown into waste rather than recycled at home (with a focus on things found in the bathroom such as shampoo bottles and deodorants).
Borough council staff will be on hand to discuss recycling and help people understand how and where they can recycle more at events throughout the week. These will be on:
Monday 12 September
Drop-in session from 10am to 11.30am and 2pm to 3.30pm at the council’s Shute End offices (representatives from the council’s waste collection contractor Veolia will be at this session)
Tuesday 13 September
An information stand from 10am to 3pm at Asda in Chalfont Way, Lower Earley
Children’s fun activities (with information on recycling) from 3.45pm to 4.45pm at Lower Earley Library, Chalfont Close
Wednesday 14 September
Children's fun activities (with information on recycling) from 3.45pm to 4.45pm at Woodley Library, Headley Road
Thursday 15 September
Children's fun activities (with information on recycling) from 3.45pm to 4.45pm at Wokingham Library, Denmark Street
Friday 16 September
Information Stand from 10am to 3pm at Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst
Wokingham Borough Council’s executive member for environment Cllr Angus Ross said: "The majority of our residents are now recycling and that is great. But most of us can probably do a little bit more and that is what The Unusual Suspects theme is about. There will be lots of fun activities for youngsters as well as an opportunity for all residents to find out more about what they can, and cannot, recycle.
"It is vital that we keep recycling and cutting waste, as the more we do the better for the environment and the taxpayer. The borough council has to pay a lot for disposing of waste and may face fines in the future – so it is in everybody’s interest to recycle more."