A clear way to improve recycling in the county

A pilot scheme covering Morpeth, Pegswood and Ponteland is asking residents to ‘give their glass another life’.

The Northumberland County Council initiative highlights that local recycling points might well be closer than people think – with more than 170 in convenient locations such as car parks and communal areas.

The waste management team is fixing a sticker to each general rubbish bin in the three areas to remind people to recycle their glass and provide them with addresses for all their local recycling points. Facts about glass recycling are also included.

Paul Jones, head of waste management at the county council, said: “It is great that so many of our residents take the time to collect together their glass bottles and jars and drop them off at their local recycling point or household waste recovery centre.

“We want to recycle more glass in Northumberland and the stickers highlight the benefits to residents of recycling their glass.”