Ward Recycling launches North Derbyshire Community Clean Up campaign

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Derbyshire-based Ward Recycling this week launched it’s first ever Community Clean Up Campaign in partnership with Peak FM. Nominations are now open for areas in the local community which could benefit from a visit from Ward’s Clean Team and local volunteers.

With recycling, waste and metal processing plants in Chesterfield, Ilkeston and Swadlincote Ward employs over 300 people in Derbyshire and is proud to be part of the local community in which it operates. With the Community Clean Up project, Ward aims to give local people the chance to recommend an area to be cleaned up that may have been neglected due to lack of resources or skills.

Site assessors from Ward and Peak FM will select a suitable site from nominations received. Once an area is chosen, the Clean Team, consisting of Ward and Peak FM employees, plus local volunteers will be sent in during mid-September to remove waste, recycle where possible and create a space for the local community to enjoy.

Donald Ward, Head of Technical & Recycling at Ward Recycling said: “It is important to us that we are not just a business in Derbyshire, but that we really contribute locally. With the Community Clean Up campaign we aim to educate people on good waste management practices and the benefits of recycling, as well as putting something back into the community that people can be proud of.

“We encourage any community groups or local residents to nominate areas that could be improved with a bit of a tidy up. We’ll consider anything from local public footpaths, community centres, clubhouses or parks. We’re also on the look out for volunteers to join our Clean Team to help us really make an impact.

The campaign runs throughout September and covers Chesterfield, Alfreton, Bakewell, Bolsover, Clay Cross, Dronfield, Matlock, Pinxton, Ripley, Shirebrook, South Normanton and Staveley. Local community members have until midnight on Sunday 10th September to submit their nominations to the project via the Peak FM website, along with an explanation of why the area needs a visit from the Clean Team. The clean up phase is due to take place between 11th to 24th September, subject to availability.

To get involved visit: http://www.peakfm.co.uk/local/the-community-clean-up/ or follow and like Ward on Twitter @WardRecycling, Facebook and LinkedIn.