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Gateshead residents are changing lives with new recycling campaign

Valpak recycling campaign

Under a new initiative which launched across the Gateshead earlier this month, householders are supporting vulnerable people through recycling.

Gateshead Council are supporting Valpak's #PowerToDoMore campaign, which donates money to the Changing Lives charity every time someone recycles a small electrical item or battery at one of two local household waste recycling centres in Gateshead. People visiting the council recycling centres can scan a unique QR code to record the waste electrical items they're recycling, with £1 donated for every item recorded.

Changing Lives works with people in crisis or those needing support to overcome serious challenges that can limit their opportunities. It helps people to develop the skills and self-belief to achieve a better future.

Nigel Tomlinson, Commercial Manager at environmental specialist Valpak, said: "The new scheme is set to donate £5,000 to Changing Lives. In the current circumstances, more people than ever are facing challenges in life, so it's important to help where we can. This initiative has the added advantage that it also makes a huge difference to the environment by raising awareness about the recycling of batteries and small electrical items."

Councillor Linda Green, Cabinet Member for Communities and Volunteering at Gateshead Council said: Batteries or any electrical items containing batteries should always be disposed of responsibly, and by recycling them at your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre, residents can now give a little back to help support the most vulnerable in our communities.

To take part in #PowerToDoMore, householders can scan QR codes at two local sites:

  • Cowen Road, Gateshead, NE21 5TW
  • Campground, Springwell Road, Gateshead, NE9 7XW
Valpak recycling campaign
15 October 2021

Under a new initiative which launched across the Gateshead earlier this month, householders are supporting vulnerable people through recycling.

Gateshead Council are supporting Valpak's #PowerToDoMore campaign, which donates money to the Changing Lives charity every time someone recycles a small electrical item or battery at one of two local household waste recycling centres in Gateshead. People visiting the council recycling centres can scan a unique QR code to record the waste electrical items they're recycling, with £1 donated for every item recorded.

Changing Lives works with people in crisis or those needing support to overcome serious challenges that can limit their opportunities. It helps people to develop the skills and self-belief to achieve a better future.

Nigel Tomlinson, Commercial Manager at environmental specialist Valpak, said: "The new scheme is set to donate £5,000 to Changing Lives. In the current circumstances, more people than ever are facing challenges in life, so it's important to help where we can. This initiative has the added advantage that it also makes a huge difference to the environment by raising awareness about the recycling of batteries and small electrical items."

Councillor Linda Green, Cabinet Member for Communities and Volunteering at Gateshead Council said: Batteries or any electrical items containing batteries should always be disposed of responsibly, and by recycling them at your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre, residents can now give a little back to help support the most vulnerable in our communities.

To take part in #PowerToDoMore, householders can scan QR codes at two local sites:

  • Cowen Road, Gateshead, NE21 5TW
  • Campground, Springwell Road, Gateshead, NE9 7XW
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