We have a few Christmas Recycling Road shows during December, where the team will be out and about to assist residents with advising what can be recycled or reused after the Christmas Festivities, for helpful recycling tips, advise on Christmas tree recycling and stock up on free recycling sacks and food waste bags for the extra recycling that the Christmas festivities bring.
• Friday 15th December – Christmas Recycling Road Show at land adj to Chapel High ruins, High Street, Brentwood between 11am – 1pm
• Monday 18th December – Christmas Recycling Road show in Shenfield Library, Shenfield between - 10am and 12 noon.
Love Essex, a partnership of councils, businesses and environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, running the #CrimeNotToCare campaign is ensuring residents do not unwittingly have items fly tipped.
Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste – anything from fridges or washing machines, to black bin bags and boxes – and it’s a growing problem in Essex.
In the past 12 months there have been 17, 547 fly-tipping incidents, costing over £1million of taxpayers money to clear up.
#CrimeNotToCare is helping ensure residents do the right thing with their rubbish and to reduce the amount of household waste that is fly-tipped by rogue traders who offer to take people’s waste away for money and then dump it.
Giving waste to a ‘man with a van’ who offers to get rid of it cheaply could end up proving costly for people and result in a criminal record.
Ensure you don’t fall foul of the law, visit www.recycleforessex.com/crimenottocare for advice.