WOOLER and Glendale residents will be able to recycle coffee packaging as part of a new environmental scheme.
The Cheviot Centre has become one of the first locations to sign up to the UK-wide coffee packing brigade, enabling residents to recycle all brands of coffee packaging waste for the first time.
People of Glendale are encouraged to support the initiative, set up by Kenco and TerraCycle, by taking coffee packaging waste to the Coffee Packaging Brigade Collection Box at the Cheviot Centre to reduce the impact on local landfill. All funds raised will go to Wooler First School.
PTA member Dave Sage, who arranged for a Coffee Packaging collection box to be located in Wooler, explained: “Two TerraCycle points are earned for the weight of each coffee packaging unit that is returned, with each point being redeemable for a one pence contribution.
“All the money raised will go to Wooler First School which will be used for additional classroom resources and extra-curricular activities, so we encourage local people to drop off all their coffee packaging waste. The aim is not only to save as much coffee packaging waste from landfill as possible but also to raise as much as possible for the local school.”