Holyhead’s Bianca Gives Recycling A Go
Bianca Harrison, a Health Visitor Support Worker from Holyhead has begun recycling after learning about the forthcoming changes in the recycling system.
Her, and her family, are looking forward to the new system and get excited about filling the recycling boxes every week. Anglesey Council’s Waste Management Section helped Bianca to get started after talking to her at a fun day in Holyhead.
Bianca Harrison lives in Holyhead with her husband and her five year old daughter. She has been working for the NHS for 11 years as a Health Visitor Support Worker that supports families with pre-school babies and children. At a flying start fun day in Holyhead, where she was promoting the NHS service, she began chatting with Anglesey Council’s Waste Management Promotional Team. “I realised that there were going to be changes to the recycling service later in the year and wasn’t sure how I was going to cope with our rubbish bin being emptied every three weeks. Bethan, one of the promotional team, talked about all the things that could be recycled to make space in the rubbish bin, so I thought it would be good to give recycling a go with my family and get my daughter involved,” said Bianca.
The waste management section made sure Bianca had all the containers she need to get started. “We now recycle as a family and get quite excited when we fill the boxes,” revealed Bianca.
Now Bianca has begun recycling she found she has more space in her rubbish bin, but there are still materials that can be recycled in there. “When I look at what’s now left in my bin after we have started recycling, it is full of plastic pots, tubs and foil from the packaging our food comes in. I know that in the new system we will be able to recycle all that too, so I think I could easily go a month without my bin being emptied. Before we started recycling we were taking excess rubbish to the tip, now everything is collected from outside our house,” says Bianca.
Bianca is looking forward to the new system starting later this year. “I was worried about how I would cope with a rubbish bin being emptied every three weeks, but I’m not now that I know there will be so much more stuff we can recycle. There’s not much that will go in the black bin when the new system starts. I wasn’t recycling, but it is easy to do and if you’re not recycling at the moment it’s a good idea to give it ago. My daughter loves it, so it has become a bit of family fun,” says Bianca.
“I’m pleased Bianca has got into recycling after our chat at the fun day. She joins many other people across Anglesey who are some of the best recyclers in Wales. The new system will help everyone reach the targets set by Welsh Government to prevent rubbish going to landfill,” said Bethan Jones, Senior Waste Promotions Officer.
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