Ten thousand residents make their mark on recycling

12 May 2014

Ten thousand is a magic number for Blue the Bracknell Forest Council recycling dog.

He's delighted to announce that 10,000 borough residents have signed up for the council's recycling incentive scheme since it was launched in April 2013.

Cllr Dorothy Hayes, executive member for the environment, said: "We're thrilled recycling rewards have proved so popular with our community. The scheme has gone from strength to strength over the last year.

"We've extended the rewards available from DVDs and Coral Reef swims to rounds of golf and South Hill Park theatre tickets. Who would have thought recycling your waste correctly could be so much fun!

"More than 170 residents have cashed in their recycling points so far to claim nearly 350 rewards."

Any borough resident with one of our e+ smartcards can register for the scheme. Every time they recycle correctly in their blue bin they are awarded 200 points which they can collect up to claim rewards.

Or they can start donating some or all of their rewards points to three local good causes which will get a slice of a £1,000 pot, funded by Bracknell Forest Council's waste and recycling team and partners, SITA UK.

For more information about the scheme and how to join go to the recycling incentive scheme page.

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