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West Berkshire residents encouraged to recycle more items

Drive to increase items that can be recycled during national campaign

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People in West Berkshire are being encouraged to recycle items that they've probably never even considered before.

That's the aim of Recycle Week 2015, which takes place from June 22-28. 

The theme of ‘recycling around the home’ looks to help people expand recycling in the home.

Although there’s nearly always a strong focus on the kitchen, there are a few items that sometimes get overlooked, such as breakfast cereal, dishwasher tablets and kitchen wrap boxes not to mention washing-up liquid bottles.

The bathroom includes cardboard toilet roll tubes and toothpaste boxes. If everyone in the UK recycled one toothpaste box, it would save enough energy to run a fridge in over 2,000 homes for a year.

Plastic shampoo and moisturiser bottles can all be accepted for recycling, along with liquid soap, bleach and bathroom cleaner bottles - just remember to remove any trigger top sprays or pump dispenser tops.

The bedroom is home to a variety of recyclable items, tissue boxes, old magazines and deodorant cans are all accepted by West Berkshire Council and Veolia. In fact, if everyone in the UK recycled one aluminium deodorant aerosol, enough energy could be saved to vacuum over 480,000 homes for a year.

In the living room, newspapers, envelopes and cardboard packaging from online orders can be recycled, even air freshener aerosol cans. If everyone in the UK recycled one aluminium air freshener aerosol can, enough energy could be saved to run a fridge for over 91,000 homes for a year.

For more information on what can be collected for recycling from the home or to find your nearest bring banks and Household Waste Recycling Centres, visit www.recyclenow.com or visit www.westberks.gov.uk.

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