Thousands raised in the ‘Recycle for Charity’ campaign to help those who are terminally ill

Residents in Nottinghamshire recycled so much in January that £2,995 has been raised for Nottinghamshire Hospice as part of the Veolia (Nottinghamshire County Council’s waste contractors) Recycle for Charity Campaign. The money raised will be used to help those with terminal and life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers.

Throughout January, Veolia pledged to donate £2 for every tonne of recyclable plastic bottles and cans collected from kerbside recycling bins. As an added bonus, if the total reached 1,000 tonnes an additional £500 would go to the Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Councils chosen charity Nottinghamshire Hospice. 
The totals are in, 1247.26 tonnes of recyclable plastic bottles and cans were collected, so the bonus £500 was added to the total.

Chris Clayden-Butler Trustee for Nottinghamshire Hospice said: This is an absolutely amazing amount raised, it really will make a huge difference to the lives of the people at the Hospice’ 

Councillor John Handley, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council, added: “It is an extremely unbelievable amount and will be well received by Nottinghamshire Hospice, who give people vital support in their most difficult times. Thank you to everyone in Nottinghamshire for their hard work and commitment to recycling.’

Lea Hawkes, General Manager for Veolia, said: ‘This is a fantastic achievement, we would like to say a big thank you to all the recyclers of Nottinghamshire for helping to raise funds for this worthwhile charity, whilst also helping the environment by recycling all their plastic bottles and cans’.

There are lots of recyclable items that do still get missed from the recycling bins all year round. All plastic bottles (without their lids) cans – both aluminium and steel and dry paper and cardboard can go in your recycling bin. 
Nappies, food waste and textiles should never go in the kerbside recycling bin.

To check what to recycle in Nottinghamshire you can find a kerbside bin recycling guide at: www.veolia.co.uk/nottinghamshire/BinSmart Copies can also be posted out.