Just the ticket! Kingsteignton couple win recycling prize draw

Posted on: 22 February 2018

A retired couple from  Kingsteignton have won a free family ‘Golden’ ticket to 44 of the county’s top attractions following a Recycle Devon a prize draw.

Keen recyclers John Stackpoole and Alison Laycock entered the draw over the festive period which encouraged residents in the county’s eight districts and Torbay to make use of the resources available on the Recycle Devon website.

All entrants had to do was click on to Recycle Devon’s website and answer a few questions about their recycling habits.

The website not only gives detailed information on what people can put in their recycling bins it gives handy tips on what to do with unwanted presents, waste food, wrapping paper and cards.

1,000 people entered and registered their details which automatically entered them into the a prize draw to win the Golden Ticket worth over £2,000.

Alison said: “We are both keen recyclers and John walks our dog up Humber Lane everyday and he always brings back a bag full of recyclable waste such as cans, glass and plastic bottles which have been thrown into the hedge.”

Anne Blackham from Devon’s Top Attractions said: “We are very pleased to help encourage Devon residents to reuse and recycle.
“As a tourism organisation we fully support the ‘Don’t let Devon go to waste’ message and hope that John and Alison enjoy their 44 days out.”

Councillor Duncan Wood, Chairman of the Devon Authorities Strategic Waste Committee said: “Congratulations to Alison and John two keen recyclers who can now look forward to enjoying their days out. I encourage residents to click onto the Recycle Devon website, a fantastic resource which tells you what you need to know about recycling and reuse in Devon.”

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