A new interactive web-based map to help residents pinpoint their nearest recycling facility has been launched by Norfolk County Council.
The map allows people to search for places where they can recycle their rubbish in a variety of ways: by location – ie entering their postcode or by clicking on their local area – or by type of recycling facility.
Speaking about the new service, Bill Borrett, Norfolk County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste said: “When it comes to recycling, Norfolk is leading the way, with over 1000 different facilities, making it one of the largest recycling networks in the country, I am really pleased that anyone can now find their nearest site with a click of a button.
“The vast majority of these are in the heart of local communities, run by community groups, volunteers and local councils and supported by Norfolk County Council with cash payments made through our recycling credits scheme.
“This new online tool has been designed to help people find out exactly what recycling facilities are near them, or where they need to go to be able to reuse or recycle different household materials.
“People are far more likely to recycle if it’s convenient to do it. That means higher recycling rates and less waste being sent to landfill and this new web-based map will help Norfolk achieve that.”
The new map reveals that there are 153 Recycling Centres in Norfolk, plus another 832 Recycling Points and 128 charity shops.
The map also explains the different types of waste each site can take.
The map can be found at www.norfolk.gov.uk/recyclingcentres
Community organisations, voluntary groups or charities which run local recycling operations that would like to add them to the map should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0344 800 8020
Organisations that would like to find out more about Norfolk County Council’s recycling credits scheme should visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/communityRRR or call 0344 800 8020
People can also access the new service using the internet facilities which are available at all Norfolk libraries, free of charge to members. Joining Norfolk’s libraries is also free.