Hartlepool people urged to take recycling seriously

Mark Penny of J&B Recycling.
Mark Penny of J&B Recycling.
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Recycling bosses are urging residents to think responsibly when it comes to household spring cleaning.

Rates of recycling are showing year-on-year improvements. But with Spring edging closer, J&B Recycling hopes people will show a responsible attitude when it comes to getting rid of their unwanted items.

Comercial manager Mark Penny said: “We can see all sorts of things coming through kerbside collections for sorting at this time of year such as, garden furniture, childrens’ toys , unwanted garden chemicals and other general waste.

“People will also have a clear out in their wardobes, getting rid of the winter clothes in the hope of some decent weather. It all creates more waste that needs to be recycled.”

He added: “If people are planning on a clear out this Spring, I’d encourage them to recycle responsibly in their kerbside containers and also to use the Bring Sites or local authority sites (HWRC) where waste of all natures can be properly recycled.”

J&B Recycling employs almost 200 staff and recycles around 120,000 tonnes of waste each year from household, commercial, industrial and construction sources. Customers include car parts manufacturer Nifco UK, Camerons

Brewery and thousands of community buildings, pubs and restaurants.