Sheffield goes green for Recycle Week

Sheffield goes green for Recycle Week Sheffield City Council and Veolia Environmental Services are delighted to support National Recycle Week from Monday 20th to Sunday 26th June by celebrating the launch of the ‘revamped’ green sack service. The revamped service is for those areas of the city that do not have a green bin and allows residents to keep their gardens tidy by using the green sacks to recycle their garden waste.

Next week, Veolia’s recycling experts will be on hand to give residents the chance to find out more, whilst entering into a free competition to win some exciting prizes, including a range of compost bins and water butts!
Recycling Roadshows:
• Monday 20th June – Sainsbury’s, Archer Road (10am - 3pm)
• Wednesday 22nd June - Fargate (10am - 3pm)
• Saturday 25th June – The Moor (10am - 3pm)
• Sunday 26th June - Firth Park Festival (1pm - 6pm)
Alongside answering any queries on the green sack recycling service, the experts will also be demonstrating how to recycle garden waste at home through composting.  The composting demonstrations will be given by ‘Simon the Scarecrow’ as he shows residents just how to make the most out of their garden waste.
Simon (the Scarecrow) Heathcote, recycling assistant at Veolia Environmental Services in Sheffield comments: “Approximately 20% of the average household's rubbish is made up of green garden waste.  If this waste ends up in the black bin, a valuable resource that could be turned into compost is wasted.  We’re going to be out and about during Recycle Week to promote the benefits of recycling that green garden waste and to keep gardens across the city looking beautiful.”
Residents in those areas of the city that do not have a green bin should look out for leaflets that will drop through letterboxes across Sheffield over the next three weeks.  The leaflets provide more information about the green sack changes, together with a calendar of collection dates.
For more information on garden waste recycling, please visit: www.veolia.co.uk/sheffield or call: 0114 273 4567.  If you are a Twitter user and wish to follow us then you can find the ‘Recycle4Sheffield’ profile page at: www.twitter.com/recycle4shef 
Contacts

Ashleigh Salmon
off. : 0203 567 3663
ashleigh.salmon2@veolia.com
Kate Townrow
off. : 0203 567 3720
kate.townrow@veolia.com
Visit us at www.veolia.co.uk/sheffield or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Recycle4Shef