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Residents can find out what happens to their recycling, once it’s been collected from their kerbside, at an event taking place in Stevenage town centre.

The Recycling Roadshow is taking place on Wednesday 25 October, between 11am-3pm, at Event Island.

There will be a number of stallholders at the event, giving out advice and information on topics including reusable nappies, reusable period products, what happens to recycling collected in Stevenage, how to prevent food waste and save money, and how to recycle right.

On the day, residents can bring along any bicycles in non-working order to donate to Recycle Your Cycle. The bicycles are taken to HM prisons across the county and repaired as part of a rehabilitation programme. The refurbished bikes are then donated to charities to sell on.

There will also be a live cooking show by the School Food Showdown, as well as free activities and games for children to take part in.

Stallholders attending the event include council officers, reusable nappy providers, Close Parent, reusable period product provider Wen, glass reprocesser URM Group, plastic and cans reprocessor N&P Group, and WasteAware.

Councillor Simon Speller, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Climate Change, said:

“We know that people often wonder what happens to their recycling once it’s been collected by our crews. At our Recycling Roadshow you will be able to find out all about its onward journey from kerbside to how it is reprocessed to be made into something new.

“There will also be information on how to be a little greener by using reusable nappies and period products, as well as tips on reducing food waste which will also save you money.”