We're looking for people keen to promote recycling in their local area
Are you a Recycling Hero? Do you know what goes in the blue bin? Are you emptying bottles, rinsing cans and yogurt pots? Checking to make sure the recycling is right and ready for your local bin crew to collect? If you're aged between 5 and 16, why not take part in our ?
Do you live in Fenland? Want to recycle more, but don't have time? You can help a lot by taking the recycling pledge!
The Getting It Sorted volunteer pledge is about committing to yourself to recycle more. It also asks you to help someone that you know to recycle more.
We'll send you a pack with information about recycling. You'll also receive regular 'Sorted e-news' with easy tips to support you in your recycling efforts.
We are looking for volunteers to help with events, school assemblies and recycling demonstrations. There are a variety of roles, ranging from gentle to more energetic. These include:
We will provide full training. You may need a DBS check for some roles or if you will be working with children.
For more information please contact Amy Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01354 654321.
We also offer other volunteering roles in the Council. You could help with litter picking or gardening by joining a local Street Pride group.
Here's some handy hints to help you to recycle more:
Find out what happens to your recycling.
Our Getting It Sorted volunteers have also developed a website that explains what you can recycle in your blue bin.
If you have questions or would like a Getting It Sorted volunteer to attend your event, please email email@example.com.
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You can either make your own or buy a compost bin. The type of bin you have will affect what you can put in it. There's lots of useful advice on the Recycle Now website.
Shredded paper can't be recycled in your blue bin because it's too small. However, it makes great 'brown layers' in your compost. Layer a green material (e.g grass or vegetable waste) with a layer of 'brown' (e.g shredded paper or cardboard pizza boxes) to improve the compost quality.
Worried about rats? Keep your compost wet - they don't like it. Whilst more expensive, a 'hot compost bin' is rat resistant and quickly breaks down food waste.