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There’s still time to make a Notts Recycles pledge and raise money for a local charity

19 January 2022

This January, Nottinghamshire residents are being asked to make a simple pledge which will not only help boost recycling, but also raise much needed funds for Nottinghamshire County Council Chairman's chosen charity, When You Wish Upon a Star. In return for each pledge made during January, Veolia, Nottinghamshire County Council’s recycling and waste contractor, is donating £1 to the charity.

So far this month over 300 residents have made their pledges, that’s almost halfway to the total number of pledges received during last year’s campaign. Why not join them? Make your pledge and help to raise money for a local charity helping children living with life threatening illnesses.

To make a pledge visit and enter one small recycling change you would like to achieve in 2022. In return for each pledge made during January, Veolia is donating £1 to the charity. Pledgers will also be in with a chance of winning an eco hamper to help start their reduced waste journey this year. Even if you have made a pledge in previous years, you can still take part again and pledge to do something different.

Perhaps you’ll pledge to:

  • use beeswax wraps rather than tin foil for lunch - like Natalie from Mansfield
  • reduce my rubbish waste to one little bag per week….committing to buy less and be very careful to go for products with no or minimal packaging - like Lana from Broxtowe
  • wash, flatten and put caps on plastic bottles before recycling, and tell others plastic bottles can be recycled with caps now - like V. Agar from Rushcliffe


Veolia and Nottinghamshire County Council are asking all participants to share their pledge online using the hashtag #NottsRecycles to encourage more people to take part. The more pledges we receive, the more that we will contribute to make a child’s dream come true with When You Wish Upon a Star.

Councillor Mike Quigley, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council: “We can all play a part in saving our environment by reducing our waste, reusing where possible and recycling. Join with me this January in making a Notts Recycles pledge, and in return Veolia will donate £1 for every pledge to my chosen charity for the year, When You Wish Upon a Star.”

Alexa Wigfield, regional fundraiser for When You Wish Upon a Star said: “We are delighted to be the chosen charity for the Notts Recycles Campaign this January. We believe every child deserves to smile and with your help by making a Notts Recycles pledge we can continue making dreams come true. A Wish gives a child a break from hospital treatments, providing them time away, giving families something to look forward to through times of uncertainty and often financial as well as emotional strain. Wishes allow the family to put their child’s illness on hold as they have fun and create precious memories.”

Lea Hawkes, General Manager Veolia Nottinghamshire said: “After a year like no other, I'd like to ask everyone in Notts to make a Notts Recycles pledge for a brighter future. While spending more time at home we've all appreciated and recognised the benefits we are afforded by having our green spaces, clean water, trees and wildlife around us. Let's look to the future and help save these precious natural resources.”

To find out more about Veolia call 0203 567 4370 or visit

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