ECO-FRIENDLY Warwickshire County Council has received a national recycling award.
The authority is a pioneer in the development of charity reuse shops at its household waste recycling centres – including the Rugby centre in Hunter’s Lane – and rather than charging rent, it has auctioned the operation of such sites, which generate funds for good causes and save around 500 tonnes of material from landfill each year. Age UK is currently operating the sites.
The green partnership saw the council scoop the Efficiency Initiative of the Year award at the recent National Recycling Awards.
Coun Jeff Clarke, Chair of the Warwickshire Waste Partnership, said: “I am pleased that Warwickshire’s innovation has been rewarded.
“Donating items to the re-use shops reduces waste sent for disposal at landfill sites and that saves the council money, whilst helping to support older family and friends by supporting Age UK Warwickshire.”