Pop-Up Recycling Weekend

Sunday 17th November 2019

Pop-Up Recycling Weekend

The Waste Recycling Action Group volunteers organised a pop up recycling weekend to understand what the village wanted from a modern recycling centre. The doors of the old tip site opened from 10am to 4pm on a very wet autumn weekend. It didn’t stop raining but the ‘buzz’ in the place was heart-warming. Residents were supportive and welcoming of the effort.

What was achieved

  • 351 visitors over the two days (which considering the adverse conditions on Saturday, was excellent)
  • 151 vehicles
  • 932 kilos of Scrap Metal recovered
  • 24 tonnes of Wood
  • 9 tonnes of Cardboard
  • 500 kilos of Textiles
  • Over 3.5 tonnes recycled with 0% ending up landfill or incinerated
  • £300+ in donations against re-usable items handed in and taken away.

In addition there was 

  • A Visitor Suvey
  • Great community atmosphere
  • Artist displays on the walls from art produced with materials from the old tip site
  • Stalls by young entrepreneurs displaying and receiving donations for environmentally friendly products