recycling recycle week

Yes folks, today is the first day of Recycle Week 2019. It’s the perfect time for all of us to up our recycling game and do our bit for Wrexham.

Recycle Week runs from September 23-29 and we’ll be giving you a recycling tip each day on our social media, so keep your eyes peeled for these.

We’ve also got pupils from St Mary’s CP school visiting our Education Room at Bryn Lane recycling centre during the week.

This year’s theme is ‘recycling – it’s in our own hands’ with WRAP saying that “2018 was the year Britain woke up to recycling, 2019 is the year we’re taking action”.


“Make a lasting impression”

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said, “As we’re into Recycle Week, it’s a great opportunity to remind ourselves about the things we can or can’t recycle. We understand there’s a lot for people to remember and this can sometimes seem overwhelming, but we all need to get involved.

“This year’s theme is ‘it’s in our own hands’, which is very true as it’s up to each and every one of us to make a difference. Every single item you recycle adds up and by taking the initiative together to recycle all that we can, that’s how we’ll make a lasting impression and hit our recycling target of 70% by 2025.”

How we can make a difference?

As Cllr Bithell just touched upon, one of the biggest problems people face is recognising which items can or can’t be recycled. But please, please don’t let this put you off. The fact that you’re reading this article shows that you want to get involved and we’re going to give you all the information you need so that this isn’t a barrier.

We’ve spent the entirety of 2019 putting together a series of blog articles that contains all this information and you can access them all from here 🙂

So, shall we start with the one people usually find the scariest…plastics?

“Which plastics can I recycle in Wrexham?”

This blog covers all you need to know about recycling plastics in Wrexham. The good news is that in Wrexham lots of plastic containers are recyclable, so find out what they are here…

“What can I recycle as food waste?”

Do you recycle your food waste? There’s many reasons why you should. Find out all you need to know about recycling food waste here…

Space Is Ace!

Find out why it’s a good thing to have space in your black bin and how you can achieve this. Read more here…

What your recycling centre can do for you

If you can’t recycle it at the kerbside, perhaps you can recycle it an one our three recycling centres in Wrexham? We’re sure some of these things will surprise you…

How to correctly recycle cardboard boxes

In Wrexham, we’re not getting cardboard recycling quite right. Make these small tweaks to help us out…

What can I recycle from my next barbecue?

Summer’s nearly over, but if when the sun comes out some of us are still enjoying barbecues. Did you realise that you can recycle these things?

Did you get the all information you were after? If you didn’t try using the search icon (magnifying glass) at the top right of the page and search ‘recycling’. We’ve published over 30 recycling articles so far this year, so you might be able to find what you’re looking for in some of these.

Also, you can sign up to receive our recycling tips and info emails. We send one out every Tuesday to keep you up to date.


As always, thanks for recycling 🙂

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