- 1st Redhill Scout Group is collecting “hard-to-recycle” items from the community to send to recycling company, TerraCycle
- These are items that are often not included in council kerbside recycling collections and would otherwise end up in landfill or incineration
- Local residents are encouraged to bring their items to Howard House on Mansfield Road to help raise funds that go towards the Scout group
The 1st Redhill Scout Group from Redhill in Nottingham has signed up to several free recycling programmes that enable them to collect and recycle “unrecyclable” items on behalf of the community.
The programmes include the Sistema Food Storage Container and Reusable Bottle, Hasbro Toys and Games and Babybel Free Recycling Programmes for items that are often not included in council kerbside recycling collections so have traditionally been destined for landfill or incineration.
Once brought to the group’s drop-off point, the items are sent to TerraCycle, the world leader in recycling hard-to-recycle waste.
For every item collected, TerraCycle points are earned which are redeemed as monetary donations to 1st Redhill Scout Group.
The drop-off point can be found at ‘Howard House’, 329 Mansfield Road where there is a wheely bin at the back of the building that is open to the community 24 hours a day. Local residents are encouraged to bring their “unrecyclable” items to the location to be recycled and help boost the group’s fundraising efforts.
Janine Gray from the 1st Redhill Scout Group commented: “We recently signed up to TerraCycle’s free recycling programmes in order to offer a useful service to the local community. As well as helping local people recycle more, we hope to use the money we receive through the scheme to pay for an outing for the children and to help with repairs to the Scout building.”
The collected items are sent to TerraCycle and are recycled by shredding, cleaning, and turning them into plastic pellets which can then be used by manufacturers to create new generic plastic products, such as outdoor equipment – reducing the need to extract new resources from the planet.
Janine added: “We encourage everyone in the area to get involved and sort, save and bring the items we can recycle to our drop-off location. It’s a great way to reduce the amount of waste you send to landfill, and it also helps raise funds for a great cause.”
Pictured: Janine Gray, Akela, and some of the Scouts with the items they have collected so far
The 1st Redhill Scout Group collects “hard-to-recycle” items including cheese packaging, food storage containers and reusable drinks bottles, used and broken toys and games, biscuit and snack wrappers, home hygiene products and packaging and more. You can find a full list of what they can accept athttps://www.facebook.com/groups/696254251980399.
For more information about TerraCycle, or to get involved and help The 1st Redhill Scout Group with their recycling efforts, head to https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB.