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Charities helped by waste recycling

Date 18 May 2007
Author The Editor
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The North East’s largest waste management firm has made a substantial donation to a Mayor’s charity after pledging £1 for every tonne of waste the council recycles with them. Durham-based Premier Waste Management raised £1000 by recycling 1000 tonnes of Sedgefield Borough Council’s waste, as part of their ‘Kerb-It’ service. The company aims to use these charitable donations as an incentive to encourage residents in areas served by the ‘Kerb-It’ service to save the environment by recycling.

Gary Whitehead, Commercial Director at Premier Waste Management said: “Each year the average household produces one tonne of waste. Last year Premier Waste Management recycled 4,608 tonnes of waste from Sedgefield alone, which is the equivalent of recycling all the waste from 4,608 homes and diverting it from landfill. “As a company we take pleasure in donating to worthy causes such as Sedgefield’s chosen charities, as a reward for helping to protect the environment.”

Lucy Hovvels, Mayor of Sedgefield said: “The charities that we have chosen to donate to will benefit immensely from our recycling efforts. We are extremely grateful to Premier for the donation and it’s generosity like this that will help many children from our region and beyond.”

Premier’s Kerb-It service currently operates in the Sedgefield area along with over 410,000 homes across the rest of the region, in a recycling operation that collects paper, glass and cans in dedicated recycling boxes.

For further information on Premier Waste Management visit www.premierwaste.com.

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