This Recycle Week sees a big thank you to County Durham residents and workers who are all playing their part.
Organised by Recycle Now, the national recycling campaign for England, Recycle Week is in its 17th year.
Durham County Council is supporting the campaign by thanking all residents as they continue to recycle despite hard times during the pandemic, with County Durham households currently recycling approximately 40 per cent of their household waste.
The local authority is also championing its workers who maintained all recycling services and collections throughout the coronavirus crisis.
Cllr Brian Stephens, cabinet member for neighbourhoods and local partnerships at Durham County Council said: “This year’s Recycle Week really is about celebrating how people continue to make a difference with their daily habits.
“We are extremely thankful to those residents who continue to make our county robust when it comes to recycling, and to the people whose jobs contribute to a greener future.
“We can offer clear advice about how to recycle using the blue lidded recycling box, what goes where, and where it goes after that, on our webpages and encourage people to take a look.”
Residents are reminded to place the correct items in the blue lidded recycling bin to avoid contamination. Items such as black bags, nappies, polystyrene and food waste should be put in the general rubbish bin. Glass bottles and jars should be placed within the recycling box.
Durham County Council offer advice on what can and cannot be recycled. Visit www.duram.gov.uk/whatgoeswhere or Recycle for County Durham on Facebook.
For information about what happens to your recycling visit www.durham.gov.uk/RecyclingMatters.