South Yorkshire Recycles!

Published Monday, 24th September 2018
Recycling paper and card
Paper and card recycling

South Yorkshire can shout loud and proud that ‘We Do’ recycle!

In the biggest and best Recycle Week ever, Recycle Now is asking residents to go above and beyond to protect the environment.

Inspired by Blue Planet Two and campaigns to reduce unnecessary plastic, people have been motivated to care about the environment like never before. More and more of us are recycling to help solve some of our biggest environmental problems like pollution, climate change and ocean plastics.

For its 15th annual Recycle Week (24-30 September), Recycle Now is capitalising on this energy right here in South Yorkshire and encouraging people to do even more – because it matters. Each and every one of us can make a difference!

Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham (BDR) and Sheffield Councils are joining forces with charity Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) to launch the campaign in South Yorkshire. Over the coming year all four Councils are giving you more or better space for your recycling and working hard to make services easier to use. 

Watch out for our social media campaign, and lots of publicity and events in your area about how we can all recycle even more to help the sustainability of our planet. We’d also love to hear from local groups and organisations who are ‘doing their own thing’ to mark Recycling Week. Please tweet us on @WasteLessSYorks or your local Council’s feed.

Following last year’s successful campaign, more and more people are recycling bathroom items, including toothpaste and soap boxes, and toilet roll tubes.  There is more recycling information on your local authority website. 

Chair of the Steering Committee for the South Yorkshire Waste Partnership, Paul Castle, said: “We want to thank South Yorkshire residents for the great recycling that’s already being done.  We are keen to push this even further by shaking up our routines and making us think every time we put something in our waste bin. Please ask yourself, can this be recycled instead?  We also want to encourage everyone to reduce waste and to re-use wherever possible.”   

Campaign manager for Recycle Now, Craig Stephens, said: “We’re aware more than ever of our impact on the environment and realise that recycling is part of reducing that impact.  Here in South Yorkshire it’s no different, so keep up the great work and let’s do even more.”

Find out more at the Recycle Now website