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DON’T throw your poppy in the bin now that Armistice Day has passed, recycle it at a supermarket to help the Royal British Legion.

Shoppers can recycle their poppies at Sainsbury’s supermarkets where all paper poppies will be sent to the British Legion to be reused or recycled.

A recycling box will be at the customer service desk at stores including Sainsbury’s in Farlington and in Broadcut, Fareham, until November 24.

Farlington store manager Simon Church said: ‘The Poppy Appeal was a great success this year for fundraising and we’d like to thank everyone who contributed. With this initiative, we wanted to show our customers another way they can support the Royal British Legion to ensure their poppies don’t go to waste. We hope the recycling drive proves a success.’

Catherine Gowers, from the Royal British Legion said: ‘The donated poppies will either be reused or recycled, another great way for Sainsbury’s customers to support us further.’