A total of 32 lucky St Helens residents have discovered the benefits of recycling - after being announced winners of St Helens Council’s Recycling Rewards scheme.
Funded by the Department of Communities and Local Government, a winner and runner up in each of the 16 wards across the borough each received £50 or £25 worth of vouchers to spend in leading businesses around the town, on family experiences or local charity donations – in recognition of their improved recycling efforts.
Last month’s winners include Louise Ford of Rainhill, Christine Potts from Earlestown and John Kirkham of West Park, who all claimed £50 worth of M&S vouchers; Lesley Field from Eccleston and Geoff Callaghan from the town centre who opted for B&Q vouchers worth £50 – while Windle’s Adam Westhead favoured the £50 Cineworld voucher.
Each week, participating residents log their recycling activity online.
This, along with weighbridge, records shows the wards and individual households that make the most effort.
The more you recycle the greater chance of receiving a reward.
Coun Seve Gomez Aspron, cabinet member for Green Smart and Sustainable Borough, said: “Congratulations to the first batch of winners who have realised just how rewarding recycling can be – and hopefully it will pave the way for more people to join in on this already well-received initiative, which has so far led to 20-30 tonnes more waste being recycled every week.
“If you haven’t signed up yet, get involved – you’ll be helping help us to protect the environment and earning exclusive discounts and vouchers.”