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Recycling delight for charities; EDGBASTON.

THE Lord Mayor's challenge to the people of Birmingham to recycle more in January has taken off with record breaking speed.

And an Edgbaston charity is reaping the benefits.

Nearly 800 tonnes of paper was collected from January 7 to 11 from collection points across the city.

Ian Coghill, director of environmental services, said: "In January last year the residents of Birmingham recycled 2,500 tonnes of glass and paper through their kerbside boxes and the banks around the city.

"At this rate we are well on target to not only exceed, but smash last January's figure."

He said it was great news for the Lord Mayor's nominated charities which are Birmingham Scout and Guide Association, Edward's Trust in Edgbaston and St Mary's Hospice, Selly Oak.

All will receive a donation from Smurfit Kappa Recycling and Glass Recycling UK.

He said: "The people of Birmingham always rise to a challenge and they have certainly proved their commitment to recycling.

"We are also grateful to the crews, who are working hard to make sure the extra recycling is picked up as quickly and efficiently as possible."

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