Late County Council Notice
A week-long campaign to promote recycling in County Durham is underway. Durham County Council is marking the 10th annual Recycle Week this week 17 to 23 June and is reminding residents of the range of items they can recycle using the kerbside collection service.

This year’s Recycle Week campaign focuses on metals, plastics and packaging – all of which people can recycle using their household recycling bins and boxes. Kerbside recycling in County Durham started with the collection of paper in Derwentside in 2001.

Now residents across the county can recycle a range of items using the kerbside collection service, including paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, plastic food containers, carrier bags, aerosols and food and drinks cans using their recycling bin and glass jars and bottles using their recycling box.

Victoria Burrell, waste strategy team manager at Durham County Council, said: “We’ve come a long way since the first kerbside recycling started in County Durham.

“The majority of County Durham residents are now using the kerbside collection service and we want to encourage even more people to recycle their waste and reduce the amount we send to landfill.”

Residents are also reminded that they can take part in the North East Recycling Rewards monthly prize draw, which runs until the end of September.

To be in with a chance of winning residents need to apply for a unique sticker pack online at or call 0844 844 4546 and then put the stickers onto their recycled waste before putting it out for collection.

Further information about recycling in County Durham is available at or by contacting Durham County Council on 03000 26 1000.


We are sorry this information and another elsewhere is a bit out of date. Far too often Newton News receive press releases of events from the County Council which give little or no notice to residents. We have complained, but nobody pays any attention.

It appears these notices are meant only for daily newspapers when in fact weeklies have more impact and a larger circulation.