BARNSLEY Council has joined up with a national recycling campaign to promote the message locally.

The ‘Recycle Now’ programme revealed that almost nine out of ten people recycle in England, though 55 per cent of households still put items in the rubbish bin that can be recycled.

Barnsley Council, alongside other South Yorkshire councils, is getting involved as part of this year’s ‘Recycle Week’.

Coun Chris Lamb, cabinet spokesperson for environment and transport, said: “We are delighted to support this year’s Recycling Week and would like to thank all of our residents and businesses who recycle waste playing their part to make Barnsley more sustainable.

“Around 47 per cent of Barnsley’s waste is recycled or composted and together we can work together to increase this.

“We will be spreading recycling messages, hints and tips which we hope will help with any misconceptions on what we can put in each bin.”

More information can be found on the council’s website.