Puppy takes the Lead in Recycling Campaign

Guide Dogs cheque October 2016 smThanks to generous donations from residents, Warwickshire’s recycling centres have collected enough textiles since April to raise over £4,000 for the Guide Dogs Charity.

As an incentive to encourage residents to recycle unwanted textiles at Warwickshire’s recycling centres, Warwickshire’s Waste Management Team donate 10% of income received from textiles recycling to the Guide Dogs.

The more textiles that are donated, the more money is raised for the charity and a huge thank you goes to residents for recycling their unwanted textiles which has resulted in £4,060 being presented to the Leamington-based Guide Dogs charity.

Cllr Jeff Clarke, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment and Chair of the Warwickshire Waste Partnership said: “The textile recycling initiative is a fantastic chance to support a worthwhile charity and also to raise the profile of the excellent work being done to increase recycling in the county.”

Residents are being encouraged to bring their unwanted clean clothes, hats, towels sheets, blankets, duvet & pillow covers, curtains, paired shoes, bags and belts (in any condition) to their local household waste recycling centre. Please put them in a plastic bag to keep them clean and dry.  No duvets or pillows, thank you.