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County Property and Woking Borough Council team up for recycling push

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Fri 31 Oct 2014

County Property and Woking Borough Council team up for recycling push

 

County Property is taking part in a green project by joining forces with Woking Borough Council for a recycling initiative.

The primary objective of the innovative scheme is to encourage more tenants to recycle their household waste, reducing the amount which is sent to landfill sites.

As one of the largest and most successful estate agents in Woking, County Property is ideally placed to have a positive impact. It will hand out an information pack to both new tenants and buyers detailing exactly what they can recycle and how.

In addition to the useful guide, a reusable blue recycling bag will be offered to all new residents, providing them with the perfect container for carrying their non-curb side recyclables to their nearest recycling bin.

Louise Beardmore, branch manager at County Property, said: “We are dedicated to providing our customers with all the help they need to settle into their new home – and that includes guidance on their recycling.

“We are delighted to have been chosen to work with Woking Borough Council on this trial and we are extremely confident we can help make a difference to the amount of waste being recycled in Woking.

“What’s more, it is further evidence of our growing reputation as an ethically responsible company, so all landlords and sellers who work with us can be sure they are choosing a green-thinking organisation.”

Many towns and cities have varying standards of recycling facilities, so when moving to a new area it is important to identify the nearest recycling bins, larger plants and the items that will be accepted.

Councillor Beryl Hunwicks, portfolio holder for waste and recycling at Woking Borough Council, explained previous studies have shown tenants in rented properties are less effective when it comes to recycling than homeowners, so the scheme with County Property is the perfect way to encourage those in rented flats and houses to do their bit.

“Our goal is to increase recycling rates within apartment developments, so by trialling this scheme with County Property, we can present new tenants with information about recycling when they need it,” she stated.

Both County Property and the council are in agreement that recycling can be simple for people in all types of properties and everybody can make a contribution to an increasingly eco-friendly Woking.

If you would like to know more about how you can help the environment by recycling and what items are suitable for your recycling bin, or you would like to pick up an information pack, please visit our branch at Surrey House, 46 Commercial Way.