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New Recycling container at school

19 November 2021 09:07

Dear Parents and Carers,

You may have noticed that today we took delivery of a textile recycling container in our front car park. This is part of our school recycling commitment which our Eco Council and Mrs Miller are leading on.

This recycling facility is for the whole school community to use and the school will benefit financially from the textiles that are collected (weight = income).

As you will appreciate, initiatives such as this come with Terms and Conditions. The key points for us are what can and can not be placed in the container. This information will be listed below.

Please feel free to use the facility at the beginning and end of the school day. The container will be emptied every fortnight. Please do not leave textiles on the ground (if the container is full) as the company will not receive wet goods.

Thank you in advance for supporting this project.

Kind regards

Mrs Simpson

Quality and Material Accepted

Astra Recycling will continually monitor the quality of all the collected material on a regular basis from the external bin collections.

We accept the following wearable items:

  • All men's, ladies and children's clothing
  • Paired Shoes
  • Handbags, bags, ties and belts
  • Bed clothes, towels, soft toys

Astra Recycling cannot accept the following items:

  • Duvets both synthetic and feathered
  • Pillows & cushions
  • Carpets & Rugs
  • Soiled or wet clothing
  • Workwear e.g. (overalls/tabards)
  • Shredded or mutilated textile material
  • Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material