Schools get busy recycling

Councillor Alison Bacon
Councillor Alison Bacon

SCHOOLS across St Helens have been taking part in National Recycling Week.

And council officers were out and about promoting the clean and green message.

At events across the borough they promoted local recycling schemes, provided helpful hints on home composting and handed out giveaways.

Cabinet Member for Environmental Protection Councillor Alison Bacon was at Billing Library to underline this year’s ‘Home and Away’ campaign theme.

She explained: “We’re all getting better at recycling things like glass bottles and newspapers when we’re at home. But we need to maintain that mindset when we’re out and about too.

“That means remembering to recycle those stray plastic bottles and metal cans we see lying around – and taking batteries and textiles to waste recycling centres.

“There are more and more items we can stop going to landfill sites.”

RIGHT: Recycling message…Councillor Bacon (left) with Recycling Promotions Assistant Sheila Edwards at Billinge Library.