Have You Received Your Golden Tickets?

Put them out with recycling and you could win a cash prize

Have you received your Golden Tickets?

Residents are being given the chance to win a cash prize by increasing the amount they recycle.

Books of "golden tickets" are being sent to all households in the borough. All residents have to do is write their details on a golden ticket, and then put the ticket out with their clean recycling for collection. If your ticket is then picked at random at the processing plant, you’ve won a cash prize!

Funding for the scheme was secured by the council from a central government grant. Up for grabs for recycle-savvy residents in the first draw on Friday October 30, are ten cash prizes of £500, followed by three subsequent draws, each with multiple prizes of £250.

" We are determined to save money for residents and improve the environment, and this idea does both, by encouraging people to recycle more and to recycle the right things," said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents’ Services.

" Dealing with contaminated recycling and processing household waste is a huge cost for H&F, so the money saved from improved recycling rates can be passed on to residents in the form of reduced fees and charges, keeping council tax low and the provision of other council services."

Booklets of golden tickets have been delivered across the borough and additional tickets can be printed at Western Riverside Waste Authority's website or picked up from H&F’s libraries.

October 2, 2015