Basildon Council launches recycling competition

Basildon Council has launched a recycling competition as part of a bid to boost recycling rates in the borough.

Residents are being asked to Tweet or post photos on Facebook of them recycling the chosen item of the week and they will then be entered into a prize draw to win a £25 High Street voucher.

Council officers will also be visiting a road within the borough each week on recycling day.

A resident will then be chosen at random within that road and if they have the item of the week in their recycling, they will also win a £25 voucher.

The competition starts on Monday, October 8 with garden waste being the item of the week. Photos need to be submitted by October 14.

Each week the item will change and the competition will run until Christmas.

To enter, Tweet a picture of you with the week’s recyclable material to @starveyourbin or @basildoncouncil or use the hashtag #getrecycling to be in with a chance of winning.

Alternatively post a picture to the Recycle for Basildon Facebook group.

The aim of the contest is to drive up the council’s recycling rate to 55 per cent by April 2013.

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11:59pm Thu 4 Oct 12

E -Type says...

About time Ball and his chubby council colleagues could certainly do with the exercise...more pedal pushing and less pen pushing...they might take their central government colleague with them too..Mr 'Balloon of Gloom' Pickles
About time Ball and his chubby council colleagues could certainly do with the exercise...more pedal pushing and less pen pushing...they might take their central government colleague with them too..Mr 'Balloon of Gloom' Pickles E -Type
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4:48pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Eric Whim says...

can we recycle the Council?
can we recycle the Council? Eric Whim
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2:04pm Sat 6 Oct 12

Devils Advocate says...

As people who live in "The worst recyclers in town." (As per Basildon Council's previous press release), we stand no chance.

But, it must be said, this is due in the main to the said council instructing us to exactly where they want our recycling bags etc. left on the morning of collection. Since that dictate the council collectors have failed to collect the said bags etc. so many times, we are preparing to install a direct line to streetcare!

But of course, an incompetent band of money-grubbers is what we have come to accept as the norm for a mob who are mainly instated thanks to people who do not live in this town!
As people who live in "The worst recyclers in town." (As per Basildon Council's previous press release), we stand no chance. But, it must be said, this is due in the main to the said council instructing us to exactly where they want our recycling bags etc. left on the morning of collection. Since that dictate the council collectors have failed to collect the said bags etc. so many times, we are preparing to install a direct line to streetcare! But of course, an incompetent band of money-grubbers is what we have come to accept as the norm for a mob who are mainly instated thanks to people who do not live in this town! Devils Advocate
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