Northamptonshire Waste Partnership has employed two Recycling Improvement Officers to increase recycling across the county.
The Recycling Improvement Officers (RIOs) will help the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership (NWP) to increase participation in recycling and composting schemes across Northamptonshire.
The RIOs will carry out research to help to improve residents’ recycling habits and assist with the launch of new green initiatives to raise recycling awareness.
Environmental science graduates Tsoek Him-Pang and Robert Haley are the new RIOs.
The duo have already started their work at Corby Council.
Between now and April 2015 they will work on six week placements in each of Northamptonshire’s district and borough councils, the county council, to rally recycling and help people waste less.
Tsoek said, “With the aid of NWP and the different councils we hope to increase recycling in each pocket of Northamptonshire. We will encourage Northamptonshire’s local residents to work together to improve their streets and communities and to raise wider recycling awareness.”
Cllr Chris Millar, chairman of the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership said: “I am delighted that Rob and Tsoek have joined the NWP team for the next 12 months.
“Their work will take them county–wide as they help each of the Northamptonshire authorities promote and encourage participation in their recycling and composting services.
“They will be working on a number of projects all designed to increase recycling rates and reduce the amount of waste thrown away by Northamptonshire residents.”