Presteigne and Norton recycling project raises money for local charities

Residents of Presteigne and Norton householders are raising money for charities and community groups by recycling.

Householders recycle as much of their household waste as they can, which is collected in a truck with separate compartments for different kinds of waste, before being weighed to establish its value and sold on.

The money is donated to charities in the area, nominated by local people.

The project is run by social enterprise Cwm Harry Land Trust and is possible thanks to a £170,000 Welsh Assembly Government Grant from the ‘Zero Waste Places Wales’ fund administered by community reuse and recycle network Cylch.

The towns have been divided into five different areas and the amount of waste recycled in each is collected and weighed separately, so residents know which area is winning the recycling race.

Environment Minister Jane Davidson said: "This project shows that recycling isn’t just about being green; there can be real financial benefits too, particularly for Wales’ charities and community groups, who may be finding things particularly tough at the moment."
 
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