Step It Up during Recycle Week 2021

20 September 2021

Cheshire West and Chester Council is supporting Recycle Week which launches today, Monday 20 September.

The theme for Recycle Now’s 18th annual Recycle Week is Step It Up.  We can all take action to drive down emissions, clean up and shake up the climate crisis by recycling more, particularly aerosols and bathroom plastics.

The Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Strategic Transport, Councillor Karen Shore said: “Recycle Week this year is an opportunity to take things up a level.  Look out for messages on how you can play your part on our social media channels.
“Residents have really boosted recycling in the borough during the pandemic and I would like to express my sincere thanks for that but now we can all Step It Up a level to really make a difference.”

Cabinet Member for Housing, Planning and Climate Emergency, Councillor Matt Bryan added: “By recycling more of the right things, more often in our home and everyday lives we can help tackle the climate emergency.  Currently the UK’s recycling saves 18 million tonnes of CO2 per year from being emitted.  We’re ready to take this fight to the next level and Step It Up this Recycle Week.”

The Council is promoting recycling as part of its new Waste Management Strategy, find out more on the Council’s website.
Top tips for recycling:
  1. Flatten cardboard boxes so that you can fit more in your green box.
  2. All plastic bottles can be recycled, from water bottles to shampoo bottles, so put all of them in your recycling container.
  3. It is not just newspapers that you can recycle at home. Also, recycle, envelopes, birthday cards and phone books.
  4. All sorts of cardboard can be recycled, even toilet and paper towel tubes.
  5. Recycle metal, such as empty spray cans and tin foil, and of course, all empty soda, fruit, vegetable and other food cans.
  6. Keep a space in your kitchen so that you can recycle as you are cooking or cleaning. It will make it easier for you to put the recyclables in their proper place.
  7. When going out, stop at your local recycling centre and drop off anything that cannot be recycled at the kerbside. 
  8. If you are ever unsure about what you can recycle, check the Cheshire West and Chester Council website. 
  9. Glass can be recycled endlessly; so be sure to always recycle your glass bottles and containers.
For more information on Recycle Now, visit

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