Perrys latest charity paper bank launched

May 22, 2018

Perrys Recycling has created an easy and straightforward way for people in Somerset to raise money for their local community: by recycling their unwanted paper in their Charity Paper Banks. For every tonne of paper recycled through one of the dozens of paper banks located at supermarket car parks across the county, £10 is donated to Somerset Community Foundation (SCF).

Newspapers, magazines, greetings cards, junk mail and telephone books can all be recycled and since the launch of the first Charity Paper Bank eight years ago, the scheme has raised an incredible £17,500 for SCF.

David Harris, Community Recycling Manager at Perrys Recycling said: “We would encourage everyone to check whether their local supermarket has one of our bright blue recycling paper banks. It’s such an effective way to donate and we could so easily double – or even treble – the amount we’re already donating to SCF if more people brought their recycling to the paper banks. So come on everyone, bring your paper to your local Perrys Charity Paper Bank and let’s see what a difference we can all make in Somerset!”

Gordon Stevens from the Men’s Shed at The Balsam Centre, Wincanton said: “We recently received grant funding from Somerset Community Foundation and we recycle as much paper as we can in these paper banks. It’s such a fantastic way to be able to give back to the Foundation, who provide grant funding and support to over 200 local charities and community groups such as ourselves, every year.”

Perrys Recycling is a family-run recycling company based in Marston Magna near Yeovil with other depots in Bridgwater and Appledore (Devon). They also support Dorset, Wiltshire and Quartet Community Foundations via their very successful Charity Paper Bank scheme.

For a full list of paper banks click here or call us on 01749 344949 or Perrys Recycling on 0800 1692574.


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