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Buildings in Bromsgrove District and across the county are lit up green for national Recycle Week, to remind residents to ‘step up’ their recycling habits and recycle the right things.

Now in its eighteenth year, Recycle Week is the one week of the year where retailers, brands, waste management companies, trade associations, governments and the media come together to achieve one goal: to inspire the public into recycling more of the right things, more often.

Bromsgrove District Council are joining in with the campaign by lighting up their buildings, alongside some of their business waste customers.

This year Recycle Week runs from 20th – 26th September and the theme is ‘step it up’, which aims to encourage residents to make small but powerful changes to their day to day lives – such as recycling – to have an impact on climate change.

The district council’s Portfolio Holder for Climate Change, Cllr Michael Thompson, said: “Recycling just one bleach bottle can save enough energy to power a streetlamp for six and a half hours, so if everyone improved the way they recycle, even in a small way, it could have huge impacts on our environment.

“There have been many things over the course of the pandemic which we have had no control over, but our impact on climate change is not always one of them. Environmental concerns are still on the increase and so we need to do more. We need to do it now - and we need to act together.”

Full details, including an A-Z of recycling, of what can and can’t be recycled in Worcestershire are available at  

More details about the campaign and how you can get involved are available on the WRAP website.

Pictured above: Parkside in Bromsgrove is lit up green to highlight the message of Recycle Week.