As part of the Norfolk Waste Partnership, Broadland District Council has launched a householder campaign aimed at reducing the amount of contamination in Norfolk’s household recycling bins.
In terms of recycling, contamination refers to the type of material put in recycling bins and the quality of that material.
This campaign’s primary focus is to let residents know the ‘3 simple rules’ to recycling: Clean, Dry and Don’t Bag It. The campaign also reminds residents about what can and cannot be put in kerbside recycling bins.
The campaign is called ‘Give your Recycling a Little bit of Love’.
So what is it all about? – Regardless of where people live in Norfolk or what colour their wheeled bin happens to be, the rules of recycling are the same across Norfolk i.e. every household can recycle the same materials and items placed in recycling bins must be ‘Clean, Dry and Loose’.
To give Broadland’s bees a boost next spring, Broadland residents can claim 20 free crocus bulbs from participating garden centres to plant in their gardens. It is best to plant crocus bulbs in autumn for a springtime bloom. In spring, food can be particularly sparse for bees but crocus flowers can provide a vital protein rich food source for hungry bees. This early boost in energy can help set them up for a successful season.
Schools and community groups are also invited to get in touch with the council if they would like more crocus bulbs to brighten up a green space for bees.
Vouchers can be found in libraries in Broadland and the free bulbs can be claimed at a participating centre from 1 September 2017.
Participating garden centres are:
Salhouse Garden Centre, Honeycombe Lane, NR13 6JP
Mousehold Garden Centre, Mousehold Lane, NR7 8HP
Moulton Nurseries, Acle Road, NR13 3AP
Taverham Nursery Centre, Fir Covert Road, NR8 6HT
Woodgate Nursery, Aylsham, NR11 6UH
Phone : 03444 111 444
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