BROMSGROVE residents have been praised for their recycling effort over the festive period.

The decorations may have come down, but it's still the festive period at EnviroSort, Worcestershire's household recycling sorting facility.

Cards, bottles, cans, envelopes, magazines, and food cartons all head to the state-of the-art facility in Norton, near Worcester, where they are sorted, before being sent for recycling.

Eventually they are given a new lease of life helping to make things like cars, aeroplanes, newspapers and even new roads.

As much as 6,500 tonnes of waste is expected to be sorted, recycled and diverted from landfill sites throughout January – around 10 per cent more than in December.

During this time last year 846 tonnes of waste from Bromsgrove was diverted from landfill sites – helping both the environment and the taxpayer.

Councillor Anthony Blagg, Worcestershire County Council cabinet member for the environment and county councillor for Bromsgrove Central, said: "Seeing EnviroSort in action is a really impressive sight.

"It wasn't all that long ago that most of the waste generated over the Christmas and new year festivities would have ended up heading to landfill sites.

"The residents of Bromsgrove have certainly played their part in improving our recycling efforts.

"We're as committed as ever to continuing this positive trend.

"Please keep up the good work, send your recyclables through the collections and EnviroSort will continue to do its bit."

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