HELP US, CLEAN UP LEICESTER!

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ENVIRONMENT AMBASSADOR

 

What are COG Environment Ambassadors?

Environment Ambassadors are individuals that champion recycling and help, COG Youth Services, to reduce the amount of waste we send directly to landfill.

 

We currently have 2 ways you can be part of our project:

  1. Event Litter Picker – We will be organising litter picks around Leicester City. You can join our mailing list for this and then register your interest when we run one of these events. All litter picking equipment and some light refreshments will be provided*.
    * We will provide litter pickers, bags, high vis vests, masks and hand sanitiser. You will need to provide your own footwear, clothing, coat and gloves.
  2. Recycling Partner – Not all plastic items are recycled by our councils. Help us to collect the items below, by setting up a collection point at your home or work, so that we can send them for recycling, through a variety of Terracycle schemes. COG Youth Services Ltd are awarded points, by Terracycle, which can be converted in monetary value so that we can support the organisations activities.
    *please note, not all collection centres will take all items.

Free to have a look at our recycling videos to learn more about each scheme, what we do with each item and how to prepare items for donation to us.

 


 

What we collect

TerraCycle® and BIC® have partnered to create a free recycling scheme for all Writing Instruments. COG Youth Services is participating in this scheme.

Collection points:

  • King Richard III Visitor Centre – 4A St. Martin’s, Leicester, LE1 5DB
  • 53 Osmaston Road, Leicester, LE5 5JH

TerraCycle® and Colgate® have partnered to create a free recycling programme for all plastic toothbrushes, accessories and packaging. COG Youth Services is participating in this scheme.

Collection points:

  • 53 Osmaston Road, Leicester, LE5 5JH

TerraCycle® and KP Snacks® have partnered to create a free recycling programme for all flexible plastic Crisp, Popcorn, Pretzel and Nut packaging. COG Youth Services is participating in this scheme.

Collection points:

  • King Richard III Visitor Centre – 4A St. Martin’s, Leicester, LE1 5DB
  • 53 Osmaston Road, Leicester, LE5 5JH

 

Mailing list

Join our Environment Ambassadors Mailing List to get updates and reminders about the scheme.

Get Email Updates

Environment Ambassadors Email List

Individual and Corporate Support

This is a volunteer project, we rely on a number of different sources, to help fund it’s continued growth. If you like this project, please make a donation here:
Donate

Alternatively, if you are part of an organisation that would like to sponsor the project, please email us at info@cogyouthservices.co.uk.