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Friday, 5 May 2017

Cherwell District Council - Win a Golden Bin during Green Campaign

Win golden bin during green campaign
A door-to-door recycling campaign will see two lucky residents win a prize worth up to £30 this summer.
Cherwell District Council's green drive gets underway on 8 May and runs until the beginning of July. A council team will deliver recycling education packs to 20,000 homes across the district. A golden bin inside two of the packs will give the winners a choice of prizes from a local businesses, worth up to £30.
Council staff will be putting stickers onto residents' green rubbish bins to remind them to use their blue bins to recycle. They will also be hosting a competition to name a new recycling mascot for the district.
Ed Potter, Cherwell's head of environmental services, said: "Cherwell residents already do a great job of using their recycling services, with 56 per cent of waste recycled during the financial year 2016 to 2017.
"The district's recycling rate is well above the national average, but we're determined to improve it still further. We hope residents will be pleased to greet our friendly campaign team, who will be introducing themselves and clearing up any lingering doubts about how to use the recycling services.
"The competitions we are running are all about raising awareness about the importance of recycling, which is one of the easiest ways for people to help the environment and keep their neighbourhoods tidy. By backing this up with the know-how offered in the education packs we're issuing, we hope to make Cherwell an even cleaner and greener district."
The pack includes 'Right Stuff Right Bin', a handy leaflet covering recycling FAQs. It helps people navigate topics such as which plastics can and can't be recycled, and lifts the lid on how different materials are separated and given a new lease of life.

The name the mascot competition will be followed by a selfie competition, taking place at district markets over summer, and a contest for schoolchildren to design a panel to adorn a recycling collection vehicle. The winners of the selfie competition will also receive a prize worth up to £30 from select local businesses. Further information about the competitions and how to participate in them will be confirmed in due course.
Staff conducting the door-knocking campaign will be wearing council-issued jackets, t-shirts and credentials.