Thumbs-up for recycling at the show

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The DWP education team had a great day at the Shaftesbury and Gillingham Show yesterday, talking to local people about the  new ‘recycle for Dorset’ service.

Around 200 people dropped by our stall to pick up recycling tips, enjoy a spot of badge-making for kids and share their thoughts on the new scheme, which started in North Dorset in June.

Residents completed 47 feedback questionnaires on their new collections in return for some free compostable caddy liners or a ‘recycle for Dorset’ fridge magnet.

The vast majority said they were either ‘very satisfied’ (36) or ‘fairly satisfied’ (8) with their overall service.

43 out of 47 said that recycling was ‘very important’ to them.

And when asked the items that people would like to recycle that they currently can’t, one of the most popular answers was ‘husband’!

You can catch the team next at the Dorset County Show in Dorchester on 7 and 8 September when we will be debuting our all-new recycling-meets-fishing game. Watch this space!

Find out dates of all our upcoming roadshows and recycling events.

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