With residents in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough continuing to recycle over half their household waste "“ a new website has been launched to help them even further.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough partnership (RECAP) have today launched a new and improved website http://www.recap.co.uk/ to encourage residents to recycle more and reduce the amount of waste they produce.

The site highlights how people can recycle more by putting the right things in the right bin, avoid putting the wrong things such as plastic bags in organic/green recycling and keep everyone up to date with the latest campaigns.

There are films which provide information on what happens to material once it is picked up from your home, including what it is made into and how to use Cambridgeshire's nine recycling centres.

There is also advice on how to reduce waste in the home and links to other sites for additional help.

Cllr Roger Hickford, Chairman of RECAP, said: "In Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, we have a recycling and composting rate of 54 per cent compared to 16.8 per cent back in 1999. This is a phenomenal improvement which is down to a huge effort from our residents and the work of our partners. However we know there is more which can be done to help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

"The new website is designed to help with recycling and reduce waste and explain how more can be put into the various recycling bins. We hope people find the site really useful with the videos and easy to access information. The more we can do to help people to recycle the better and we are sure the new website will make a real difference."

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