Redcar and Cleveland Council will be using its 13 branch libraries for a new awareness-raising campaign on recycling, starting at Saltburn on Monday, January 15.
The Council's Community Waste Liaison Officer Barbara Webster will be joined by assistants Chris Orr and Ryan Williams on a programme of visits, which plans three stops at each library from now until the end of March.
The sessions, funded through the Government's WRAP - Waste and Resource Action Programme - initiative is geared to offer advice and information to residents on all recycling issues.
Barbara explained: "This will be the third year we have organised these visits and we've been really encouraged by the turn-outs."
The Council's Cabinet Member for Environmental Improvement Councillor Bob Stanway said: "We achieved Beacon Council status for our waste management and recycling practises last year - and we're determined not to rest on our laurels.
"We see these recycling surgeries as another key way of getting our message across. We were all heartened by the Government's latest statistics which showed our recycling rate of 35.7 per cent last year as a 20.8 per cent increase making us the second most improved council in the country.”
Dates, venues and times for next week's surgeries are:
Monday, January 15: Saltburn, 11am-noon; Redcar, 2pm-4pm,Tuesday, January 16: Guisborough, 10am-noon; Ormesby, 3pm-4pm,Thursday, January 18: Grangetown, 1pm-2pm, Friday, January 19: Skelton, 10am-11am, Laburnum Road, Redcar, 11.30am-12.30pm.
The full list of surgeries can be accessed via the Council's website, www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk.