I do it for Charlie: Recycling day in Frome and the hyper local recycling hero was out

By Susie Watkins

21st Dec 2020 | Local News

It was the last recycling day today before Christmas in Frome today (December 21) and Nub News was pleased to catch up with the town's hyper local recycling team.

One man, Brian Horler and his dog, fourteen year old Charlie.

They come from their home in the Trinity area of Frome and pick up metal cans and lids. He then takes them to the main recycling site.

But Brian, who is well-known in the town for his work, says he doesn't do it for the money, having worked out he get just one pence for every two cans.

" But it is good exercise for Charlie," he told Nub News. " I like giving him a walk and then I pick up stuff along the way. It is also nice to meet people out and about."

Meantime Somerset Waste Partnership are urging households to check if their Christmas gift wrap passes a '' scrunch test "- if it stays scrunched it's recyclable and will be collected from kerb or taken at recycling sites. Plastic, glittery and foil papers will not be collected.

For all the details about the festive period collections click HERE: the SWP site


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