Recycling and your carbon footprints

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The Norfolk Association of Local Councils (NALC) has teamed up with GIKI to help spread the word about our individual impact on climate change and offers advice about what we can do to minimise our carbon footprint. GIKI stands for Get Informed Know your Impact. It is a UK-based social enterprise with a mission to help people live more sustainably.

NALC have released a document you can download by following this link, which summarises the ways you can help achieve the sustainability goals. You can find out more about GIKI by following this link.

And further help is offered by Norfolk County Council who have released some helpful leaflets regarding recycling household waste. These include the brochure ‘Know Before You Throw’ which tells you what you can and can not take to local waste recycling centres. Of those items that you are not able to take routinely to the recycling centres there are ‘Household Hazardous Waste Days’ at selected centres and times published for 2021 in this brochure.

Unfortunately, there is a further list of prohibited items that seems to fall off the bottom of the local recycling strategy. This includes ammunition, explosives, asbestos, fireworks and petrol amongst other items. For these, you must seek advice by visiting this website, or send an email here or phone 0344 800 8020.

For those of you who like a fun day out, you will soon have another venue to visit. The new Norwich North Recycling Centre, located just off the Broadland Northway near Norwich Airport, will be opening soon. Further details can be found from this brochure by following this link.