Middlesbrough residents are being urged to go green and strike gold as part of a town-wide recycling initiative.
Over the coming weeks, Middlesbrough Council’s environmental education team will be hitting the streets to find the town’s top recyclers.
Officers will be randomly selecting a street each week and lifting the lid on the blue-lidded bins put out for collection to see who is following the recycling ‘golden rules’.
To be eligible bins need to be at the kerbside before 7am. Residents who recycle using clear plastic sacks are also eligible.
Those who are will be put into a prize draw to win a £50 voucher to be spent in the Cleveland Centre.
Cllr Tracy Harvey, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Environment, said: “We are really pleased to be opening this competition to our residents.
“It’s a really nice way of rewarding people who do recycle well and also encouraging others to think more about what and how they recycle.
“There’s no punishment though for those who aren’t following the golden rules – only that they won’t be entered into the prize draw.
“But with Christmas just around the corner a £50 voucher for the Cleveland Centre could come in very handy so we’d urge everyone to take a moment to check they are recycling as well as they can and put themselves in with a chance of winning.”
- Winners will need to be available for publicity and vouchers are non-transferable and valid for 12 months from date of issue.