Stevenage residents can enjoy a Recycling Roadshow in the town centre later this month.

Stallholders at the Roadshow will give out information on topics such as reusable nappies and period products, as well advice on how to recycle correctly and prevent food waste.

Residents will also be able to learn what happens to their recycling after it is collected from their home.

Meanwhile, kids can watch a live cooking show by the School Food Showdown, as well take part in other free activities and games.


People can also bring along their old, non-working bicycles to donate to Recycle Your Cycle, who will take them to prisons across the country where they will be repaired as part of a rehabilitation programme. The refurbished bicycles are then donated to charities for them to sell on.

The Recycling Roadshow will take place at Event Island on Wednesday, October 25, between 11am and 3pm.

Cllr Simon Speller, portfolio holder for environment and climate change at Stevenage Borough Council, said: “We know that people often wonder what happens to their recycling once it’s been collected by our crews, and 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 bit greener by using reusable nappies and period products, as well as tips on reducing food waste which will also save you money.”