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A great summer for recycling in Bedford Borough

Throughout the Great Summer of events in Bedford Borough, local residents will be encouraged to recycle more than ever before with extra help on offer at events throughout the borough.

 

The tenth annual Bedford International Kite Festival takes place this weekend as part of a series of events across the Jubilee weekend on Russell Park and the Embankment. In addition to these events, there will be a number of street parties and community events taking place throughout the borough. Public events, such as these can create a significant amount of waste, much of which can be easily recycled.

 

Recycling bins will be at Russell Park and the Embankment across the Jubilee Weekend as well as further summer events, including the River Festival (21st and 22nd July). This will help residents and visitors to recycle a range of materials including drinks cans, paper, plastic bottles and food packaging. All these materials are valuable resources that can be collected and reprocessed into other useful materials.

 

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “We are committed to continuing to improve waste and recycling services in the borough. We hope that the additional facilities available at events will make recycling more convenient for residents and visitors and in turn reduce the amount of waste needlessly going to landfill.

 

“I would encourage everyone to make use of these recycling facilities and help make Bedford not only a cleaner but also a greener place to live, work and visit.”

 

If you are planning a street party or other public event to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee or the London Olympics remember to think about the waste that will be produced. Waste can be reduced by using reusable items where possible - ask around to see if people are willing to share plates, cups, cutlery and tablecloths. Bedford Borough Council can also provide extra containers to help you and your neighbours to recycle as much of your waste as possible.  Please remember to recycle your glass bottles and jars at your nearest mini recycling site.  

 

If you are organising an event we can provide you with advice on how to reduce the amount of waste produced, implement recycling facilities and encourage visitors to recycle their waste. For more information contact Bedford Borough Council’s Recycling Team at recycling@bedford.gov.uk or call Customer Services on 01234 267422. Further information on managing waste at events can be found at: www.bedford.gov.uk/recycling

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