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Star treatment for Catton Grove

Published on Friday, 10th November 2017

A new recycling initiative was launched yesterday (9 November) at Catton Grove Primary School.

It will encourage residents to recycle correctly and reduce waste for disposal, while also raising funds for the school.

The 'Recycling Stars' campaign rewards residents in the Catton Grove Primary School catchment area with star vouchers for every recycling bin presented which contains only clean, dry and loose recyclable items.  Residents can earn 'bonus' stars by also using their food waste caddy.  The vouchers will then be converted into cash for school funds.

At the assembly launch, Tracey Skillings, Waste Reduction Officer for Norfolk County Council spoke to the children about the project and importance of recycling correctly.

"The children were very enthusiastic about the recycling stars campaign. We hope that they will take home what they have learnt about recycling and encourage their families to get involved too."
Catton Grove Primary School could receive up to £2,000 to spend on school funds if householders get behind the scheme, which Norwich City Council is running in partnership with Norfolk County Council.
Cllr Kevin Maguire, Norwich City Council cabinet member for waste and recycling said:

"Recycling Stars is all about working together with the local community to improve the quality and quantity of recycling we collect. We know that residents are really keen to do their bit to help safeguard the environment, but many are unknowingly making some common mistakes.
 "We are delighted to be working in partnership with Norfolk County Council on 'Recycling Stars' and spreading the word though the school. The children are very excited and supportive and we hope will encourage families, friends and neighbours to get involved"
The first stars will be rewarded from 14 November and the project will run until 20 March 2018.