Churchtown Primary School Recycling Buddies (Southport)

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Churchtown Primary School Recycling Buddies (Southport)

Sefton Council is helping pupils at a Southport primary school go even greener!

Children at Churchtown Primary will now be able to recycle even more items at the school due to the delivery of a new bin by Sefton Council through their commercial waste operation.

The co-mingled bin, which has the capacity for 1,100 litres, can recycle glass and plastic bottles, tins, cans, cardboard and paper and will be collected through a weekly dedicated collection service.

The introduction of the recycling bin compliments the school’s proactive commitment to recycling and has been arranged through their Eco Committee made up of 24 pupils of all ages after they contacted Sefton Council.

The new co-mingled bin was recently presented to the school’s Eco Committee.

Cllr Trish Hardy, Cabinet Member Communities and Environment, said: “It is so pleasing to see how environmental and green issues can play an important part in the school curriculum at Churchtown Primary School.

“The fact recycling has become a major part of daily life at the school for both staff and pupils is very refreshing and with the introduction of the co-mingled recycling bin it means even more waste will be diverted from landfill.

“We will always try and support schemes like this as it is a win win situation and benefits everyone involved.

“Sefton has one of the best recycling rates in the region and we are now looking at plans to introduce plastic and cardboard recycling right across the borough for domestic properties as well as this scheme for commercial customers.”

Churchtown Reception class teacher, Patricia Ferguson, runs the school Eco Committee. She added: “The Eco Committee are so excited to be recycling even more items and further doing their bit for the environment.

“We are an Eco School and are so pleased our letters to Sefton Council have resulted in our school gaining this new bin!”

Recycling officers have also arranged for Churchtown Primary School’s Eco Committee to visit Gillmoss Recycling Discovery Centre during June to learn more about Green issues. Any business or school wishing to get more information about the new commercial co-mingled service should call 0151 934

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