Published: Wednesday, 15th September 2021

We are encouraging residents to keep recycling, and learn more about the environmental benefits it has, this Recycle Week.

We are supporting Recycle Now’s annual recycling week campaign which aims to encourage more residents to recycle. The week takes place from Monday, 20 September until Sunday, 26 September.

Our Recycle Week will focus on how recycling can help Medway tackle climate change and will see the return of its Recycling Roadshows.

We have recently adopted a Climate Change Action Plan which sets out how the area will respond to climate change and is committed to making Medway carbon neutral by 2050.

Little things, like recycling correctly, can make a huge difference in the fight against climate change and we are hosting four recycling roadshows during Recycling Week to give top tips to residents.

Residents will also be able to buy caddy liners, with a special buy one get one free offer for recycling week, pick up information leaflets and blue and white reusable bags.

The roadshows will be held at:

  • Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre – Monday, 20 September, 9am to 6pm
  • Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre – Tuesday, 21 September, 9am to 6pm
  • Pentagon Shopping Centre, Chatham – Wednesday, 22 September, 10am to 4pm
  • Dockside Outlet Centre, Chatham – Thursday, 23 September, 10am to 2pm.

Keep Medway clean and green

Cllr Phil Filmer, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Frontline Services, said: “Recycling is just one of the small things we can all do which will make a huge impact on our environment, for example, food waste collected from residents’ brown bins, is taken to be turned into compost which is then used on farmland. I would like to thank residents for continuing to recycle and disposing of their waste responsibly to help keep Medway clean and green. I would also like to thank our waste collection crews for their continued hard work.”

During Recycle Week residents will also be able to drop off old electrical items at various locations across Medway for recycling. Items must fit inside a standard carrier bag and have a plug or a battery, for example an old kettle, toaster or iron.

Top tips on recycling.

Find out how we are tackling Climate Change.

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