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Recycle Week 2018

'Great Yarmouth Does' - that is the message this Recycle Week, which highlights the many ways people are recycling in the borough.

According to the latest figures, Norfolk residents recycle 46.7 per cent of their household waste through their home recycling bins - the highest ever amount - and there are many other ways people can make sure their waste doesn't go to waste.

Reuse is another way of lengthening the life of materials, either through charity shops, Reuse shops at the county's Recycling Centres, using websites or social media sites to sell or give away items, or handing them on to family members or friends.

Cllr John Fisher, Chairman of the Norfolk Waste Partnership, said: "More and more people in Norfolk are recycling and that is something we'd like to celebrate this Recycle Week.

"Recycling is good for the environment and it saves money. We know we have some fantastic work going on in homes and businesses across the county to make sure valuable resources are sent to the right place.

"Just please remember to give your recycling a rinse, let it dry and put it loose into the recycling bin. No soft plastics please, such as cling film. We'd encourage anyone who is unsure what they can and cannot recycle in Norfolk to check the website for full details."

Anyone who wants to find out where their recycling goes after it has been collected from their street, can visit the Recycle for Norfolk website to watch a 360 degree video of the Materials Recovery Facility at Costessey.

They can take a virtual tour of the site, which separates and sorts all the materials people put into their bin and turns it into bales to be sent off for recycling.

To watch the video, visit

There is also a game on the website, where people can test their recycling skills against the clock, as well as information about how to reduce the use of single use plastics.

For more information about recycling in Norfolk, visit

Last modified on 19 July 2023

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