Perrys Recycling is encouraging the people of Somerset to recycle all their unwanted paper in their charity paper banks, which can be found at most supermarket car park recycling areas across the county. For every tonne of paper recycled through one of the dozens of paper banks, £10 is donated to Somerset Community Foundation (SCF).
Photo – (Nick Perry, Grant Stoodley and Chris Perry)
Newspapers, magazines, greetings cards, junk mail and telephone books can all be recycled, creating an easy and straightforward way for people in Somerset to raise money for their local community. Since the launch of the first charity paper bank in 2011, the scheme has raised an incredible £20,000 for SCF. Perrys also have a number of charity paper banks that raise funds for three other Community Foundations in the south west (Dorset, Wiltshire and Quartet – which covers North Somerset, B&NES and Bristol). The scheme has so far raised an incredible £33,000 for all four Community Foundations.
David Harris, Community Recycling Manager at Perrys Recycling said: “What is so great about this scheme is that by recycling your unwanted paper in our charity paper banks, you’re not only helping the environment, you’re also helping your local communities, by raising funds for your local Community Foundation.
“Community Foundations award grants to local grassroots charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises, meaning that everyone in the community can benefit from your recycling. So the next time you’re visiting your local supermarket, don’t forget to take your paper recycling too!”
For a full list of Perrys charity paper banks visit: www.somersetcf.org.uk/support-our-work/charity-paper-banks or call Somerset Community Foundation on 01749 344949 or Perrys Recycling on 0800 1692574.
Perrys Recycling is a family-run recycling company based in Marston Magna near Yeovil, with other depots in Bridgwater and Appledore (Devon).