Creative pupils win competition to help Watford residents recycle

Pupils from five primary schools across Watford got creative over the festive season as part of a poster competition to encourage the borough’s residents to recycle their food waste.

Watford primary school pupils get creative over festive season to encourage resident recycling

The competition, run by Veolia Watford, was split into two categories, aged 5 – 8 and aged 9 – 11, with the standard of entries being extremely high.
The two winners, Nihal Patel age 7 from Laurance Haines Primary School and Erisa Nowruzi age 10 from The Grove Academy, have had their designs converted into posters which will be on display at the Town Hall, in the subway at the top of town, and which will feature in About Watford magazine – delivered to over 38,000 homes in the town. 
Matthew Crane, Veolia Watford’s Senior Contract Manager, said: “Both Nihal and Erisa have created clear, bright and eye-catching posters which are brilliant at reminding us all to make use of the food waste recycling service. The standard of entries was extremely high and all pupils who entered should be very proud of themselves.”
Watford residents can use their green wheeled bin to recycle their food and garden waste. When collected, the food and garden waste is taken to West London Composting where it is turned into compost which is then used as soil improver and in agriculture.
The competition was organised by Veolia Watford’s Education and Outreach team as part of the Waste Warriors education programme and Watford Borough Council’s food waste campaign. The campaign was created following a waste composition analysis which found that food waste was the most common material type found
in the black rubbish bin. Free education opportunities to school-aged children include hands-on workshops, interactive assemblies and tailored recycling projects.
For further information please contact the Veolia Watford Contact Centre on 020 3567 6900 or email [email protected].