Cambridgeshire rises to recycling challenge - Cambridgeshire

FIVE Cambridgeshire fire stations have ranked in the top 20 of a charity recycling competition. 

The national competition, in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity, saw fire stations from across the country compete to collect clothing and textiles in their yellow charity bin throughout the month of January.

Chatteris Fire Station came top in Cambridgeshire, hauling in 1260kg of recyclables, followed by St Neots with 960kg, Cottenham with 890kg, Cambourne with 830kg and Linton with 810kg. 

The efforts of just these five stations has resulted in the charity receiving over £1,000 to help support the work it does for fire service staff and their families.

Kevin Biles, Sales Manager at The Fire Fighters Charity, said: “This year’s competition saw outstanding work from Cambridgeshire, which had 5 stations in the UK’s best performing Top 20.

“In total more than 160 tonnes of clothing was collected from all fire stations during January 2016, redirecting it away from landfill sites. Compared to just 131 tonnes in the same month last year, the addition of collections from schools and community sites helped The Fire Fighters Charity raise more than £39,000. This is a fantastic achievement – thank you to everyone who took part."