Montagu estate pop-up recycling centre hailed as a big success

May 26, 2024 | by

Newcastle City Council staged their fifth Pop Up Recycling Centre of the year this week on Montagu Estate, Kenton Ward – on Mornington Ave. This event was the Council’s most successful yet – collecting over 3.5 tonnes of recyclable waste! 

” Despite the rain, residents came along in their droves to recycle their items, mainly on foot ”, said Rebecca Wilson of the Council’s Waste and Recycling Team.

144 residents used the event and recycled:

  • 1560 kg of wood ( 2 x full skips).
  • 560kg sofas and domestic seating.
  • 380kg hard plastics,
  • 39 large electronic items equating to 900kg,
  • 100kg of small electronic items equating to 129 items.
  • 2 x 1100l bins worth of cardboard.

Kenton Councillor Paula Maines said:

”This was a brilliant initiative and fully supported by Montagu residents. We’ve received lots of positive feedback at this event from local residents.”

Councillor Ged Bell added:

”Recycling waste and looking after our local environment is a key ward priority”.

Litter picking

On 1 June another environmental event is to take place at North Kenton Park with litter picking and rubbish removal the main activity of the morning. The event is being organised by Asda in partnership with Kenton Park Sports Centre. 

Volunteers and residents will join Asda, Sports Centre staff and local Kenton councillors from 11am.

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