Downton green group

Mini Recycling Centre update


Wiltshire Council are asking you to make changes and play your part in making big changes to the environment.  The Wiltshire Green Pledge is a simple online tool to encourage people to commit to doing what they can to be as environmentally friendly as possible.  You can pledge whatever you want from leaving the car at home more often to using reusable cups -  there's plenty of simple changes you can make.  More information from Wiltshire's website.

Thanks to everyone who was using the facility - we've been making a difference, however small.  The centre relies on volunteers to take away and re-distribute what has been collected - and on everyone to keep things need, tidy and manageable!  We are always happy to hear from anyone who would like to suggest anything else we could do - or to volunteer to help out with moving items on, once they've been collected.  Or if there's anything that you know that people throw away, but you could find a use for.......?

Waste Free February

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The mini-recycling centre was being well used = up until lock-down hit.  Unfortunately it is still closed, and will remain so until we are able to move recycled items on.  Watch this space for updates!  And in the meantime, if you are able to store your recycling at home, please continue to do so.  We will get up and running again.

Several consignments of plastic milk bottle tops had already been delivered to Riding for the Disabled in Wilton.  Also two loads of flower pots had been delivered to Stewarts' Garden centre for recycling - they are happy to take pots coded with '5' or '6'.  A large number of bras have been recycled to support 'Against Breast Cancer'.  1 kg or print cartridges have been posted off to support the British Heart Foundation.  Empty toothpaste tubes and old toothbrushes have been taken to 'New Forest Live at Home'.  We were also able to accept CLEAN and DRY pet food pouches to be taken to a Terracycle drop off point.