BIN loads of plastic could be saved from going to landfill thanks to a new recycling hub in Warwick.
Warwick Recycles opened at Packmores Community Centre this month.
Residents were encouraged to drop off plastic packaging for recycling rather than send it to landfill. The scheme also raises cash for local charities.
Plastic items that can be recycled include Pringles tubes, take-away containers, broken water bottles, toothbrushes, bread bags, Marigold gloves, and more.
Simon Pargeter, Warwick town councillor for Saltisford, said: “We’re really excited to get this scheme off the ground at the Packmores Centre and had an excellent response from the local community. We are already planning more events here.”
Since the scheme began, the group has recycled 1,634.94 kg of plastic waste, saving it from landfill, and raised over £2,025 for local charities.
Warwick mayor Oliver Jacques, who attended the launch event, said: “”It was great to be a part of the ‘Warwick Recycles’ event hosted by the Packmores Community Centre. It was good to see so many local families and children come along and bring with them the type of materials for recycling which is often sent to landfill, such as crisp and popcorn packets, foil and toothpaste tubes. The scheme is obviously well-run and well supported by the local community.”
Drop offs are held on the second Saturday of every month from 11am to 1pm, and on the last Friday of every month from 12pm to 2pm. Other evening drop-offs will be arranged ad-hoc over the summer.