Wash, Squash and Recycle

About the scheme

The Wash, Squash and Recycle campaign is funded by the Department of Communities and Local Government's Weekly Collection Support Scheme.

Washing recyclable items means there is less contamination in your bin.

Squashing your recycling, such as bottles, means there is room in your bin to recycle even more. Recycling one plastic bottle saves enough energy to power a 60W light bulb for six hours. In fact, it takes 500 years for a plastic bottle to decompose.

Changing our thinking forms part of the council waste awareness and recycling incentives campaign.

Spot prize competition

All residents that make a pledge to Wash, Squash and Recycle are invited to enter a monthly prize draw.

Each month one lucky resident will be selected at random and if found to be fulfilling their pledge will win £100 worth of shopping vouchers.

The name and ward area of the monthly spot prize winners – along with the name of the winning school picked at random every half term – will be published every month.

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Wash Squash and Recycle Roadshow

Action packed roadshows will be held across the borough. They will offer on the spot advice, raise awareness of waste minimisation and give residents the chance to make a pledge to recycle more.

The roadshows will have different themes:

  • theme 1 will focus on waste awareness and minimisation, e.g. Love Food Hate Waste
  • theme 2 will focus on Wash, Squash and Recycle

The roadshows will also provide opportunities to pick up some free gifts, many of which are made from recycled materials.

To find a roadshow near you please keep checking the events listed below:

Residents pledge form

Please read the terms and conditions as they will tell you what we will do with your data.

Make the pledge

I'm washing and squashing my recyclable items. I'm happy for the Reward Team to check my recycling bin on collection day for the chance to win £100 in shopping vouchers.

Your contact details
Can we contact you about other campaigns?

The information you provide will be held by North Tyneside Council and won't be passed to any third party for any reason. We may wish to contact you regarding similar council led campaigns, please let us know if you agree to this?

I pledge to wash, squash and recycle.

Schools pledge form

Make the pledge

We're washing, squashing and recycling our rubbish. We're happy for the Reward Team to contact us about how we're doing

School information

Terms and conditions

Related documents

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