Praise for national recycling award
Posted on Tuesday 18th July 2017
Newport City Council would like to pass on its formal congratulations to recycling champions Wastesavers on its recent national award.
The charity, which carries out weekly kerbside recycling in the city, was singled out for praise at the annual Resource Association lecture in London and presented with an award for delivering high quality recycling.
And together Wastesavers and Newport City Council would like to thank residents for the part they play in recycling a variety of items every week.
The high quality of our recyclable waste means it can be sold on and reused therefore creating an additional income for the council.
Cllr Roger Jeavons, Cabinet Member for Streetscene, said the money generated came to around £1 million which can be ploughed back into council services.
“It is thanks to our residents who consistently carry out recycling every week which has resulted in this award for Wastesavers.
“During the last 12 months Wastesavers has met relevant quality standards, recognised at industry level, as well as having no loads of recyclables rejected which in turn has resulted in more items being reprocessed.
“Well done to all concerned. It is a feather in the cap for Wastesavers and in turn for our residents,” said Cllr Jeavons.
Resource Association Chairman Robbie Warden commented: “Our purpose in initiating this awards scheme is to emphasise the good practice and the positive work being done to achieve consistently high quality recyclate by suppliers to reprocessors.
“The quality of recycling remains an issue dear to our hearts and we wanted to showcase good work being done and say, ‘thank you’ to suppliers who deserve acknowledgement and recognition for their efforts.”
Phil Hurst on behalf of Wastesavers said: “Thank you Newport for giving us such good quality paper for recycling that we've won a national quality award!
“It is nice to have the recognition for the work of residents and our collection teams at a national level.”