Handling the collection and recycling of residents’ household rubbish, the 200 strong team have earned a nomination for Team of the Year in the public/third sector category at the annual awards.
Mike Featherby, head of Streetscene Services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said:
“We are extremely pleased to be nominated for a prestigious National Recycling Award, and have our dedicated team recognised on a national level for our recycling schemes, which have engaged residents and produced one of the best council recycling rates in the country.”
The council carried out a series of trials in the Bridlington, Pocklington, Market Weighton and Willerby areas last year, where orange tags were placed on residents’ green bins with a polite message asking them to not to put food waste inside, and to put it in their brown bin instead.
The trials resulted in an average increase of 7pc of waste per household being recycled. The East Riding also achieved the second highest recycling rate in the whole of England out of 351 local authorities.
The winners of the National Recycling Awards will be announced at a ceremony in London on June 28.
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