Find out how to recycle more rubbish than ever

RESIDENTS will be able to find out more next week about how they can help to protect the environment by recycling their household rubbish.

Hartlepool Borough Council will be staging an awareness-raising display in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre from Tuesday until Friday to mark National Recycle Week. The display will be in the Arts Hartlepool shop unit on the first-floor of the shopping centre, near to the indoor market.

Its theme will be “the process of recycling” and it will explain where rubbish is taken after it is collected, what items are recyclable and what recyclable rubbish is turned into. Council staff will also be present to answer people’s questions.

Kate Ainger, Environmental Projects Officer, said: “The amount of household waste that is recycled in Hartlepool is currently at an all-time high of almost 41 per cent but we are determined to push that figure even higher.

“I would call on anyone wishing to find out more to come along and talk to us – they might be surprised to find out just what is actually recyclable.”

A variety of household waste – ranging from bottles, cans and newspapers to plastic bottles and old clothes – can be recycled via the council’s kerbside collections.

But many other unwanted items, including old electrical appliances such as toasters and hairdryers, can also be disposed of at the Household Waste Recycling Centre, in Burn Road.

The centre is open from 8am-5.30pm Monday-Sunday from April to October, and from 8am-4.30pm from November to March.

For more information about the National Recycle Week event in the Middleton Grange Shopping Centre contact Kate Ainger on (01429) 284172 or e-mail To find out more about National Recycle Week generally go to