Council's 'Don't Waste It' message

PUBLISHED: 07:15 13 September 2013

North Somerset Waste Transfer Centre Aisecombe Way, Weston.

North Somerset Waste Transfer Centre Aisecombe Way, Weston.

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MILLIONS of pounds could be saved by North Somerset Council if people recycled properly.

North Somerset Council Nigel Ashton with Nicola Peake Kier's Director of Environmental Business and North Somerset Waste Manager Colin Russell highlighting the amount of recyclable waste that is still ending up in black bags.North Somerset Council Nigel Ashton with Nicola Peake Kier's Director of Environmental Business and North Somerset Waste Manager Colin Russell highlighting the amount of recyclable waste that is still ending up in black bags.

The authority’s leader Nigel Ashton this week delved knee-deep into rubbish at the waste transfer site in Aisecome Way, Weston, to help promote North Somerset’s new Don’t Waste It campaign.

The council has to spend an estimated £1.4million extra per year in landfill charges because many people refuse to recycle their rubbish properly.

The campaign aims to educate residents about the necessity to recycle and free up funds for other areas.

Unwanted electrical items can be handed in at a number of council amnesty events in the coming weeks. For exact locations and dates visit www.westonmercury.co.uk

n Pictured: Nigel Ashton (left) with Nicola Peake, Kier’s director of environmental business, and North Somerset waste manager Colin Russell going through bin bags to highlight the amount of recyclable material still being thrown out in black bags.

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