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Recycling competition winner presented with prize

Issued: 12 Jul 2010

A Highland resident has won £250 in vouchers to spend on a new bike simply by recycling. Earlier this year, The Highland Council's Waste Management Team ran a newspaper competition encouraging people to use their local Recycling Centres, and be in with a chance of winning £250 worth of bicycle vouchers. The lucky winner was David Hughes from Inverness who received his voucher from Councillor John Laing, Chairman of the TEC Services Committee, at Inverness Recycling Centre.

The competition was part of an advertising campaign to encourage Highland residents to use their Recycling Centres and help reduce the amount of domestic waste sent to landfill. Thanks to the hard work of householders in the Highlands, over 34% of waste is being recycled across the area, however this must rise to 40% by the end of 2010 and The Council are urging householders to play their part in helping to reach this target.

Lots of items can be taken to Recycling Centres. Most sites accept glass bottles and jars, paper, food tins and drink cans, garden waste, scrap metal, household batteries and car batteries. Larger sites, such as the site on the Longman also accept cardboard, plastic bottles, clothes and textiles, tyres, engine oil and furniture.

The introduction of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling in January 2010 means that it is now also possible to take broken electrical items to Recycling Centres for recycling. This includes small items such as hairdryers, DVD players and battery operated toys and large items such as fridges, freezers, washing machines and televisions. Fluorescent light tubes, low energy light bulbs and household batteries can also be recycled.

For further information on waste minimisation and recycling, visit www.highland.gov.uk/yourenvironment/wastemanagement , email recycle@highland.gov.uk or telephone 01349 868439.

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