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 to 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.

Wash Squash and Recycle Roadshow

Recycling roadshows are 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.


Residents pledge form

The information you provide will be held by North Tyneside Council and will not be passed to any third party for any reason.   

Make the pledge

I pledge to wash, squash and recycle. I’m washing and squashing my recyclable items 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

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