NEW recycling vans have been named by Bradford residents as Maurice and Wally.

This year’s Recycling Week starts with an opportunity for families to meet the newest additions to Bradford Council’s bin collection wagon fleet.

The names were drawn from a hat from suggestions submitted by Bradford residents. The winners will receive a £50 Broadway shopping vouchers.

The Recycling Roadshow team will be on hand in City Park from 10am on Monday along with Maurice, to give advice and answer any recycling questions. They will also demonstrate other ways that we can all help the environment by making sure less waste ends up in landfill sites.

During the week there will be recycling roadshows and stalls at Carlisle Business Centre (Wed) and the Asda superstore (Thu) on Rooley Lane.

Now in its 17th year, Recycle Week is a celebration of recycling, organised by the Waste and Resources Action Plan charity, known as WRAP.

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The aim of the week is to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage the public to recycle more by demonstrating the benefits of recycling items from all around the home.

This year’s Recycling Week theme will be: ‘Recycling. It’s in our own hands.’

Councillor Sarah Ferrriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said: "Please come along to meet the team and find out what you can do help boost recycling and protect the environment. They will be happy to answer any recycling questions you have."

“Recycle Week is a great opportunity to think about your recycling behaviour. It gives us the chance to try to inspire and support citizens to take action and make recycling the new norm.

“We will be asking people to rinse, crush, squash, sort and separate. In the bathroom, the kitchen, the office and the great outdoors.”

Bradford Council is also looking to add to its group of volunteers to act as the district’s Recycling Champions. They will offer advice and information as well as inspiring their friends and neighbours to increase recycling.

For more information please visit our website at or telephone 01274 43100.