Recycling success in Kettering estate

Cllr Ian Jelley presenting the winning resident, Yvonne Curtis, with her prize for taking part in Kettering Council's recycling questionnaire
Cllr Ian Jelley presenting the winning resident, Yvonne Curtis, with her prize for taking part in Kettering Council's recycling questionnaire
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A COUNCIL visited an entire estate in a bid to get more residents recycling.

Kettering Council door-knocked all 550 properties on the Highfield estate in the town to question residents on waste and recycling.

As a result of the initiative, 20 new sets of recycling boxes were ordered for the estate, and several replacement black and grey bins were ordered for the area.

Nine recycling bins were also delivered for the communal area in Barnes Close.

In the six week project, in conjunction with Northamptonshire Waste Partnership, (NWP) the council recycled 7.2 tonnes of waste, cleared flytips, and carried out a litter pick.

Cllr Ian Jelley, portfolio holder for the environment, said: “Through working together with NWP we have been able to work with residents in helping to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

“This is another great example of the benefits of partnership working between Kettering Council and the NWP.”

Residents who took part in the questionnaire were entered into a free prize draw to win vouchers for a local supermarket, and Yvonne Curtis, of Barnes Close, was the lucky winner.