City residents praised for festive recycling efforts - The Worcester Observer

City residents praised for festive recycling efforts

Worcester Editorial 20th Jan, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

CITY residents have been praised for their efforts to recycle over the festive period.

About 6,500 tonnes of waste is expected to pass through the doors at recycling plant EnviroSort in Norton this month where it will be sorted and recycled.

It comes after the plant, which is managed by Severn Waste Services on behalf of Worcestershire County Council and Herefordshire Council, helped recycle around 70,000 tonnes over the last 12 months.

And Coun Anthony Blagg, cabinet member for environment for the county council, urged the people of Worcester to continue their good work after visiting the site, which has more than a mile of conveyor belts, 145 electric motors and 12 miles of cable.

“Seeing EnviroSort in action is a really impressive sight,” he said. “It wasn’t all that long ago that most of the waste generated over the Christmas and New Year festivities would have ended up heading to landfill sites.

“Thankfully, this hasn’t been the case now for a number of years and over the next few weeks we’re expecting more than 6,500 tonnes to be sorted and recycled.

“The residents of Worcester have played their part in improving our recycling efforts and we’re as committed as ever to continuing this positive trend as it’s beneficial for the environment and our taxpayers as it cuts the amount of spend on Landfill Tax.

“Please keep up the good work, send your recyclables through the collections and EnviroSort will continue to do its bit.”

Coun Matt Lamb, responsible for a cleaner and greener city at Worcester City Council, added: “Worcester’s a great city and that’s in part because our residents take real pride in where they live and go the extra mile to look after their local environment.

“I want to thank everyone who makes such a great effort to recycle.”

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