Gamesley’s Lucky Recycling Golden Ticket Winners : Over the summer, the Recycle for Gamesley campaign has seen team members Emma and Liam visit over 1,000 homes in the area to spread the word and encourage locals to recycle more of their household waste via their brown bins and green boxes.
As part of the campaign 500 golden tickets were issued to people who left the right bin out, with the address label on, and with the right items in it on the right day and now Gamesley’s first golden ticket winners are celebrating after winning £50 for being champion recyclers.
Locals receiving those tickets returned them to golden boxes in the library and neighbourhood office and were entered into a prize draw with three lucky recyclers – Janice Etchells, Rachel Lawton and Rebecca Coulson – becoming the lucky winners.
For those unlucky this time, there will be another chance to win coming soon so people are reminded to make sure the only plastic items in their bin are plastic bottles, yoghurt pots, margarine and ice cream tubs, fruit and veg punnets and ready meal trays. All items should be empty and rinsed out so there is no food or liquid left inside.
Please don’t put plastic bags or lightweight plastic film in your bin – some people just missed out on a golden ticket due to these items.
The successful trio will be continuing with their recycling with all three commenting on the success of the programme. Janice, who didn’t have a brown bin before the scheme began, now says she puts more in there than in her black bin and Rebecca has found the sorting wheel particularly helpful for explaining to her children which items go in which bin. Rachel welcomed the address labels for bins and feels that recycling is a “good thing” all round.
The campaign over the summer has sparked renewed enthusiasm in recycling, which has been welcomed by DCC’s cabinet member with responsibility for waste disposal “Each year the county council spends £20million on dealing with waste that residents put in their non-recycling bins. This is money we can ill afford at a time when we are getting less money from central Government to run our services. So schemes like this one in Gamesley which spread the message about the importance of recycling have our full support.”
For more information on what goes in your bins visit www.highpeak.gov.uk/hp/bins