Broxbourne Borough Council urges residents to ‘step it up’ this Recycle Week

Broxbourne Council is proud to ‘Step It Up’ this Recycle Week, which is taking place from 20-26 September. Recycle Now and the Council are asking residents to ‘Step It Up’ in the fight against climate

Recycling currently saves 18 million tonnes of CO2 every year – the same as taking 12 million cars off the road – but there is more that can be done.

The latest research from Recycle Now has revealed that 55% of households are still putting recyclable items into their general household waste. This includes foil, aerosols, shampoo and conditioner bottles, plastic trays, and cleaning and bleach bottles.

The Council and Recycle Now are encouraging residents to ‘Step It Up’ to increase recycling and reduce landfill. Every year Recycle Week unites retailers, brands, waste management companies, national and local governments and the media to focus on how recycling can play a part in limiting the pressure that is put on the planet through the use of natural resources.

This year Recycle Now has unveiled a new celebrity ambassador to front Recycle Week - TV Presenter, Invictus Games Medallist and Strictly Come Dancing star JJ Chalmers.

JJ, who is a keen environmentalist, said:

“I am thrilled to be part of this year’s campaign. I am passionate about the environment and how we can battle climate change. I am delighted to be working with the Recycle Now team on what has become a really important week of action across the UK. I really want to encourage people to look at what they are doing and how they can ‘Step It Up’ and do even more… even better.”

If you are unsure about what can be recycled in the Borough of Broxbourne, visit to the Council’s A-Z Recycling guide online.

Cllr David Holliday is the Cabinet Member for Environment, and the Chairman of the Environmental Sustainability Panel. He said:

“I urge all residents of Broxbourne to do their part. There are still households who are putting recyclable items into general waste black bins, non-recycling into recycling collection boxes resulting in contamination, or not recycling at all. The Council is calling on people to ‘step it up’ for Recycle Week and beyond. If you need more information about how and what to recycle, just visit www.broxbourne.gov.uk/recycling.”

Published: September 21st 2021