Torridge councillor to head Devon recycling

TORRIDGE District Councillor Adam Symons has been elected as chairman of Devon Authorities Waste Reduction and Recycling Committee. The committee overseas projects to promote waste reduction and recycling for all the local authorities in Devon.  Running

TORRIDGE District Councillor Adam Symons has been elected as chairman of Devon Authorities Waste Reduction and Recycling Committee.

The committee overseas projects to promote waste reduction and recycling for all the local authorities in Devon.

Running since 1992, the committee has helped Devon become one of the best performing recycling areas in the country, recycling over 51% of rubbish last year.

Mr Symons, who is also Lead member for Waste and Recycling for Torridge, said: "I am thrilled to have been elected as chairman. It is an exciting time for DAWRRC as local authorities are looking to work much more closely together. We already pool resources to fund recycling projects. However, there is more we can do by working together to increase recycling rates and help people produce less rubbish.


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"Torridge is playing its part in recycling in Devon, having recycled over 37% last year. Having an overview of the whole of Devon is going to be challenging and exciting."

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