October/November 2011

Support for local recycling projects

Norfolk County Council and May Gurney are urging community groups in Norfolk to step forward and find out whether they could qualify for grants of up to £500 – particularly projects which encourage people to reduce, reuse and recycle more rubbish and stop it going to landfill.

The grants are available under the May Gurney Environmental Services Fund which is generated from Reuse Shop sales at five of Norfolk County Council’s recycling centres. These shops accept good quality household items and bric-a-brac (not electricals) and sell them at car boot-sale prices.

The May Gurney Environmental Services Fund is administered independently by the Norfolk Community Foundation.

To find out more about the scheme people can visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/reusescheme or www.norfolkfoundation.com, following the links to the May Gurney Environmental Services Fund. Alternatively contact Slava Puttock at the Norfolk Community Foundation on 01603 623958 or email slavaputtock@norfolkfoundation.com

Waste Buster Week, 31 October to 6 November

Waste Buster Week aims to get residents thinking about the amount of rubbish that ends up in landfill.

By reducing, reusing and recycling as much as possible and making smart choices at the shops residents are often surprised about how little they need to throw away.

Those who sign up receive a Waste Buster pack, challenge form and a free reusable shopping bag.

For more information, click here.

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