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St Helens events this Recycle Week – 16 June 2011

St Helens Council is urging everyone to make the same effort to recycle when they’re out and about – as they do in the home.

The council’s recycling team has thrown its weight behind this year’s national Recycle Week (20 to 26 June) – to echo the Home and Away theme.

Cabinet Member for Environmental Protection Councillor Alison Bacon 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.”

To mark Recycle Week St. Helens Council’s Recycling Department is staging a number of events – where residents can go along, speak to the team and talk to them about the recycling services provided by the council.

There will be plenty of information available, including details of local recycling schemes and helpful hints on home composting as well as some great free giveaways.

Events are taking place on:

Monday 20 June at Thatto Heath Library, Thatto Heath Road (10am – 12noon).

Tuesday 21 June at Asda, Kirkland Street, St Helens (10am – 1pm).

Wednesday 22 June at Billinge Library, Main Street, Billinge 10am – 12noon

Wednesday 22 June at Central Library, Victoria Square, St Helens (2pm – 4pm).

Thursday 23 June at the Hardshaw Centre, St Helens (10am – 1pm).

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Nick Cook
Press Office – St Helens Council
01744 676165