Thousands already signed up for Portsmouth recycling scheme

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MORE than 5,000 Portsmouth households have now pledged to bin their bad habits and be more environmentally friendly as part of the city council’s Big Recycle scheme.

The campaign was launched at the end of September to help improve recycling rates in the city.

Every month, each household that has signed up to the scheme is entered in to a prize draw; 81 households are then randomly selected, and if they are found to be recycling in the right ways, they will be rewarded, with the top reward being £250 cash.

Leader of the council, Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson said: ‘It’s fantastic to see so many Portsmouth residents getting behind this scheme and I am delighted that we’ve had 5,000 sign up in the short time since the campaign launched.

‘This is a fantastic opportunity for residents to do their bit to help us look after the city and be in with the chance of winning rewards at the same time.’

Register for free by visiting or calling 023 9243 7843.