Prizes up for grabs as Recycling Hero colouring competition launched for youngsters

A Recycling Hero competition has been launched by Fenland District Council.

Sunday, 17th May 2020, 5:00 am

To test children’s recycling knowledge, and give them a fun challenge to complete during the coronavirus school closures, the council’s Getting It Sorted recycling volunteers have been busy creating a colouring competition for kids aged five to 16.

The competition can be viewed at www.fenland.gov.uk/recyclinghero2020 where you can download and print a range of recycling hero templates to be coloured in and completed.

Entries can be sent to [email protected] or posted to: Recycling Hero Competition, Fenland District Council, The Base, Melbourne Avenue, March, Cambridgeshire, PE15 0EN.

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Cllr Peter Murphy

Children can also display their creations in their windows at home to show their support for their bin crews, or share on social media tagging @FenlandCouncil and using the hashtags #recyclinghero and #gettingitsorted.

There will be some prizes up for grabs for the winners which will be announced after the competition closing date on July 20.

Cllr Peter Murphy, the council’s portfolio holder for the environment, said: “It’s great that our fabulous volunteers have generously spent their time designing something for the kids to do during the school closures, and help them learn about recycling.

“Staying at home during this difficult time is creating even more waste for us to recycle. In Fenland we are good at recycling, but we can always be even better recyclers! Let’s ensure that the people working hard to check, collect and even sort our recycling have the easiest time by ‘Getting It Sorted’ and checking that we empty, rinse, wash and check our recycling, which is especially important at the moment due to the extra pressures on staff.

“I look forward to seeing your entries and deciding our winners – always a tough job! Enjoy being recycling superheroes!”

Families can visit www.gettingitsorted.org to check what can go in your blue bin for recycling.