East & South Notts and Nottingham

Recycle for Nottinghamshire’s Letter to Father Christmas returns

Recycle for Nottinghamshire’s Letter to Father Christmas returns

The run up to Christmas is an exciting time where little ones across Nottinghamshire are reminding Father Christmas about how good they have been all year. This year as well as telling the man in the red suit, Veolia (Nottinghamshire County Council’s waste contractors) would like to hear about all the recycling good deeds they have been doing in their festive letter competition. 


The recycling good deeds letter to Father Christmas competition is asking to hear from the County’s young recyclers as to how they have helped to reduce, reuse, repurpose or recycle, paper, cardboard, cans, tins, and plastic bottles. A lucky winner will get a family ticket to see Nottingham Playhouse’s family friendly pantomime Sleeping Beauty and be presented with their prize by the stars of the show after the performance and the Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council.

The letters don’t have to be long but they must be original and can feature any or all of the recyclable items in Nottinghamshire – cans, paper, cardboard, or plastic bottles and have as much festive magic as wished.

Make sure you leave out all the recycling bin ‘baddies’ such as nappies, glass, food waste and textiles.  The letter template and competition terms and conditions can be picked up from schools, libraries, downloaded from: www.veolia.co.uk/nottinghamshire/FatherChristmasLetter or a printed version requested by calling 0203 567 4391. Entries are welcome from children aged 5 to 11. Don’t delay, post or email your entry before midday on Tuesday 10th December 2019.

Lea Hawkes, General Manager for Veolia said: ‘We have met thousands of Nottinghamshire children this year through our education sessions and facility tours, and heard about the fantastic recycling that is taking place at home and at school. We hope that all the mini recycling residents will share these good deeds with Father Christmas in our festive competition.’

Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council Councillor Kevin Rostance added: “The search is on to find Nottinghamshire’s best young recycler and this competition is an excellent way to capture the attention of youngsters and educate them from a young age about what can and can’t be recycled, especially as Christmas draws closer when we produce around a third more waste than normal.”

Over the festive period we all produce roughly 30% more waste than during the rest of the year, that’s a lot of pop bottles, chocolate boxes and squirty cream cans! Nottinghamshire residents currently recycle around 43% of their waste, but with the help of our mini recyclers the challenge is to encourage everyone to recycle even more this Christmas and ‘put the right thing in the right bin’.

The latest guide to recycling at home can be downloaded from: www.veolia.co.uk/nottinghamshire/RecycleForNottinghamshire

Stephanie Sirr, Chief Executive at Nottingham Playhouse said: ‘We are proud to support the recycling good deed Christmas letters competition and encourage all of Nottinghamshire’s littlest recyclers to think about how they can reduce, reuse and recycle, at home, at school, and not be tempted by Maleficent to recycle the wrong things this Christmas’ 

This version of Sleeping Beauty is written and directed by Kenneth Alan Taylor and runs at Nottingham Playhouse from Friday 22nd November 2019 to Saturday 11th January 2020. www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/family/sleeping-beauty-2019/

To find out more about Veolia call 0203 567 4370 or visit www.veolia.co.uk/nottinghamshire.