Warwickshire County Council scoops top recycling award

Warwickshire County Council has scooped yet another prestigious award in recognition of its ground breaking recycling and re-use partnership with Age UK Warwickshire, operating eight recycling centre re-use shops plus two Household Waste Recycling Centres.

The authority was presented with the top award for Innovation at the Institute for Continuous Improvement in Public Services (ICiPS) Awards 2017.

Collecting the team’s trophy from Olympian Derek Redmond at York Racecourse recently (12 March 2017) were Waste Projects Officers, Ruth Payne (left) and Caroline Faulkner. This is the team’s 10th major award title in two years.

The innovative project sees charity re-use shops run by Age UK Warwickshire sited at eight of the county’s nine Household Waste Recycling Centres. The shops accept unwanted items for free as long as they are in a saleable condition. The Judkins recycling centre re-use shop in Nuneaton is separately operated by the charity Second Chance.

The County Council’s ‘Grey to Green’ food waste recycling campaign is also in the running to win an award in the finals of the Improvement & Efficiency (I&E) Awards 2017. The Grey to Green campaign encourages Warwickshire residents in participating Warwickshire Waste Collection Authorities to recycle food waste in their green wheeled bin instead of putting it in their grey or black dustbin.

The I &E Awards ceremony will take place on 4 April 2017 at Church House, Westminster. www.iese.org.uk/news/iese-awards-shortlist-2017