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pounds 4,500 IS RAISED BY RECYCLERS IN CITY.

Byline: CATHERINE JONES

THE ECHO'S Sunrise Fund is pounds 4,500 better off thanks to thousands of recycling residents.

Everyone in Liverpool who recycles their paper, glass and tins is helping to raise vital money for our charity, which gets pounds 1 for each ton ne collected.

This year, the money is going to the Marina Dalglish Appeal to create a centre for excellence for cancer care at Fazakerley hospital.

Since doorstep recycling started in Liverpool 18 months ago, it has raised pounds 12,500 for the Sunrise Fund.

City waste management chiefs and recycling partner Abitibi Consolidated are aiming to double recycling in Liverpool over the next 12 months. Currently, 8% of recyclable household rubbish is collected.

They hope to raise that to 15 -18% within a year and 30% by 2007.

A green garden waste collection service is launched this spring and a kitchen waste scheme set for October.

Liverpool's waste strategy manager Alan Smith said: ``We're also looking at the possibility of collecting things like oil and batteries from homes.''

Since last April, Liverpool has recycled 947 tonnes of glass, 576 tonnes of cans and enough paper to save all the trees in Sefton Park.

Abitibi, formerly Cheshire Recycling, is also looking at the complex problem of plastics recycling.

A leaflet, printed on recycled paper, is going to every home in Liverpool showing where paper, tin and glass recycling banks are

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CHEQUE MATES: Kay Kendall of Save The Children and the Sunrise Fund's Penny Woods receive cheques from Peter Mansfield of Abitibi, left, and Alan Smith Picture: EDDIE BARFORD
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