A new rewards scheme, launched in Kings Lynn and West Norfolk, will see six local charity and community projects benefit from residents’ recycling efforts.
These charities in are Hospital Radio Lynn, West Norfolk Mind, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, The Rotary Club of King’s Lynn, The Norfolk Hospice and Festival Too. West Norfolk Recycling Rewards encourages residents to recycle as much as they can in order to earn Green Points for their community.
There are five communities across the Borough: Kings Lynn and Surroundings, Southern and Downham Market, Northern and Hunstanton, West Norfolk Fens and West Norfolk Central. After six months, the community that has earned the most Green Points overall will receive £1,500 to donate to one of the six charity projects, with the communities in second and third place receiving £750 each.
The rubbish and recycling produced by each of the five communities is measured and when rubbish is going down and recycling going up, registered members of that community will earn Green Points for their efforts. Residents can also earn more Green Points for their community by taking part in extra activities on the Recycling Rewards website, such as by reporting which materials they recycle each week.
Residents can vote for which of the projects they’d like their community to support on the website at www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/recyclingrewards.
As well as earning donations for charities, residents also have the chance to win vouchers for themselves – with one £50 and two £25 vouchers up for grabs for those individuals who contribute the most points to their community’s total each month.
Cllr Brian Long, Leader of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk and Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Reducing waste and increasing the amount of quality recycling we collect is crucial. We would encourage people to sign up to the scheme to get more information about recycling whilst having the opportunity to earn rewards that could help a local charity.