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Catton Grove wins gold stars for recycling 

Published on Wednesday, 9th May 2018

Pupils and families have earned £2,000 for their school, Catton Grove Primary, for being fantastic recyclers

Pupils and families have earned £2,000 for their school, Catton Grove Primary, for being fantastic recyclers during a recent drive to improve the quality of recycling in the area.

Led by Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council, the ‘Recycling Stars' campaign rewarded residents in the school catchment area with star vouchers for every blue bin presented which contained only clean, dry and loose recyclable items. ‘Bonus' stars were earned if residents also used their food waste caddy for recycling.

Over five months residents notched up an impressive 5,563 vouchers, which were exchanged for cash for the school. A follow up audit in the area showed decreased contamination rates, plus an increase in recycling in general.

Cllr Kevin Maguire, Norwich City Council cabinet member for waste and recycling said: "Recycling Stars has been all about working together to improve the quality and quantity of recycling we collect – and the results prove it has been a resounding success.

"The children at Catton Grove Primary have been amazing in acting as ambassadors for recycling during the campaign and encouraging their families to get involved.”