Children in North Dorset recycling eggstra foil this Easter

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Children from Sturminster Newton are doing their bit this Easter to save valuable aluminium from landfill by recycling their Easter egg foil packaging.

Local community group, the Stourcastle Centre based in Sturminster Newton, are asking local children to save all the foil packaging from their Easter Eggs to boost recycling and help raise funds for the group.

Ruth Meeke, Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) programme manager said: “Recycling Easter Egg foil and other aluminium packaging is easy – just rinse any items like foil trays and take all of your recycling to one of the recycling banks situated around Sturminster Newton.

“Remember – items like crisp packets look like aluminium but are actually plastic – if you’re not sure, take the scrunch test. Just scrunch the packet up in your fist and if it springs back, it cannot be recycled, if it stays scrunched it is!”

Foil recycling banks in North Dorset can be found at:

  • Sturminster Newton Factory Shop car park
  • Blandford Tesco recycling centre
  • Gillingham Library car park
  • Shaftesbury Tesco
  • Stalbridge Library car park

See our full list of mini recycling centres across Dorset and what you can recycle there.

The Stourcastle Centre helps adults with learning disabilities to work with local businesses, schools and clubs to collect and process aluminium foil and other metal packaging to raise funds for the community group. The recycling banks are emptied regularly by the group, who then sort and compact the aluminium before it is sold for recycling.

Working in partnership with the Alupro, the Stourcastle Centre has raised funds to develop new learning programmes and community services. Aluminium and other metal packaging for recycling can also be taken directly to the Stourcastle Social and Education Centre, Stourview Close in Sturminster Newton.

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