Released on 25 September 2018 Archived Press Release
A Stratford-on-Avon District Council social media campaign encouraging residents to reduce, reuse and recycle has reached its first birthday.
Launched in September 2017 to coincide with WRAP's national Recycling Week, there have so far been nearly 400 posts - at least one a day - on Facebook and Twitter using the #RecycleRight hashtag.
As well as giving advice on what can and can't be recycled through council household waste collections, posts have featured related topics such as littering, pollution and wider environmental issues.
There have also been seasonal themes for Halloween, Christmas, Easter and the school summer holidays among others, with posts regularly attracting comments, likes and shares across the two networks.
Councillor Mike Brain, Services for the Community Portfolio, says: "The Streetscene team has done an excellent job encouraging residents to get the best out of their recycling service with the #RecycleRight campaign. To have produced engaging social media content every day for a year is a considerable achievement, and I look forward to seeing the campaign's continuing success.
"With current posts focusing on a four-week 'back to basics' theme, now is a great time for residents to join in on Facebook or Twitter and help Stratford-on-Avon retain its position as one of the top ten performing councils in England for household recycling and composting."
To keep up-to-date with #RecycleRight posts, follow the District Council on Twitter or Facebook (via @StratfordDC on both networks).
Residents can also find a full list of what can and can't be recycled at www.stratford.gov.uk/waste-recycling/our-recycling-collection.cfm, and suggest new topics for future #RecycleRight posts by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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