Exmouth folk praised for recycling

PUBLISHED: 13:08 25 November 2010 | UPDATED: 13:09 25 November 2010

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COUNCIL workers involved in the Don’t Let Devon go to waste campaign want to thank Exmouth residents for all their efforts to reuse, reduce and recycle.

COUNCIL workers involved in the Don’t Let Devon go to waste campaign want to thank Exmouth residents for all their efforts to reuse, reduce and recycle.

The towns’ residents have helped Devon reach a recycling rate of 52.62 per cent – making the county the second best in England.

Councillor Roger Croad, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Regulatory Services, said: “We are constantly amazed at how hard residents work at recycling and we want to say a big thank you to everyone.

“As well as recycling, it is important that we all do whatever we can to reduce waste and decrease the amount going to landfill.

“Cutting down on food waste and steering clear of over packaged goods can all help and could save money too.

“Next year we want to make Devon the number one recycling county but we will need your help to do it. So go to the website, get all the information you need and keep recycling!”

Over 200,000 tonnes of material was recycled last year instead of being sent to landfill.

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