During October, November and until the 12th of December, Cornwall Councils Waste Awareness Team will be in Camborne, Pool and Redruth.
Promoting recycling and advising local residents on the importance of waste minimisation trying to reduce the amount of waste going into landfill.
Recent figures show that it costs £1.99 to collect, transport and landfill a black bag of rubbish, but only £0.41 to collect and recover a box or bag of recycling.
In 2009/2010 residents of Cornwall generated 285,206 tonnes of household waste, that’s about ½ a tonne of rubbish per person! 37% of the waste generated is now recycled or composted, which still leaves 67% of our waste going to landfill. Preliminary monitoring of recycling participation in the area show kerbside recycling rates maybe as low as 33%.
There is a massive room for improvement here and it needs all of our efforts to achieve good results. Reducing, Reusing and Recycling waste are three of the main ways of stopping waste from going to landfill.
The waste awareness team will also be introducing the big green ticket competition for the residents of Camborne, Pool and Redruth. The competition is free to enter and is a cross between a lottery and a raffle. It is a “thank you” to those who already recycle, and an incentive for those who don’t. Residents who enter the big green ticket competition will be given the chance to win £100 of £50 worth of highstreet vouchers in bi weekly draws, simply by proving they are recycling.
The team will be in the following places.
04/10/2010 Camborne Square
05/10/2010 Camborne Square
06/10/2010 The Original Factory Shop Redruth
07/10/2010 The Original Factory Shop Redruth
12/10/2010 Morrisons Redruth
13/10/2010 Morrisons Redruth
15/10/2010 Redruth Market
20/10/2010 Redruth Library
21/10/2010 Redruth Library
22/10/2010 One Stop Shop Redruth
27/10/2010 One Stop Shop Camborne
28/10/2010 B&Q Camborne
29/10/2010 B&Q Camborne
01/11/2010 Tesco Stores Camborne
02/11/2010 Tesco Stores Camborne
03/11/2010 Tesco Extra Redruth
04/11/2010 Tesco Extra Redruth
05/11/2010 Redruth Market
07/11/2010 Redruth Car Boot Sale
10/11/2010 B&Q Camborne
11/11/2010 B&Q Camborne
12/11/2010 Redruth Library
15/11/2010 One Stop Shop Camborne
16/11/2010 One Stop Shop Camborne
17/11/2010 Tesco Stores Camborne
18/11/2010 Tesco Stores Camborne
19/11/2010 Morrisons Redruth
22/11/2010 Tesco Extra Redruth
23/11/2010 Camborne Library
24/11/2010 Camborne Library
25/11/2010 One Stop Shop Redruth
26/11/2010 Lidl Camborne
27/11/2010 B&Q Camborne
29/11/2010 Tesco Stores Redruth
30/11/2010 Tesco Stores Redruth
01/12/2010 One Stop Shop Camborne
02/12/2010 One Stop Shop Camborne
03/12/2010 One Stop Shop Camborne
05/12/2010 Carn Brea Leisure Centre Car Boot Sale
08/12/2010 B&Q Camborne
09/12/2010 B&Q Camborne
10/12/2010 Tesco Extra Redruth