Recycle Week 2023: This year Thalia is joining the BIG Recycling Hunt

Now in its twentieth year, Recycle Week is the nation’s biggest annual celebration of recycling, led by Recycle Now. This Recycle Week, we are supporting the central theme of "The Big Recycling Hunt".

The national campaign this year is aimed at children and aims to shine a bright spotlight on "missed capture." These are the 'lost recyclables' that too often find their way into the rubbish bin.  

By focusing on commonly missed items such as empty aerosols, plastic cleaning product bottles, plastic toiletry bottles, plastic pots and tubs, and food tins, Recycle Now wants to foster a deeper understanding of recycling in the younger generation. 

Local Authorities will be supporting through activities in schools across the UK.  

Harriet Lamb, CEO of WRAP, said: “The importance of this initiative extends beyond Recycle Week. By empowering children with the knowledge and tools to become recycling advocates, we are not only nurturing the future but also ensuring a healthier and more sustainable world for all. Join us in celebrating Recycle Week and empowering the next generation of environmental champions!” 

We will be supporting our Local Authority partners across our Thalia sites and through our Waste Education Experience visits.   

Do you know you can visit our Allerton Waste Recovery Park and Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park, to find out first-hand what happens to your waste?  

We have dedicated, on-site Education and Visitor Centres, that offers a waste education experience including tours, as well as recycling and waste-themed activities for our communities. 

Our education experience visits are aimed at a whole range of people. This can be from school classes, higher education, businesses and community groups, families, childminders etc - everyone is welcome. 

Please book your visit through our website 

Recycling doesn’t have to be confusing. To find out what can be recycled in your area, use Recycle Now’s Recycling Locator: Recycle an Item | Recycle Now 

To find out more about Recycle Week visit