Breaking Recycling News! 
Thank you to everyone that came and joined in with the first (of hopefully of many) March RiverCare group meetings. We saw Volunteers from Getting It Sorted Volunteers, Streetpride and Rivercare come together to clear litter from the River Nene in March. 

The volunteers were praised by locals, and The Ship Inn even donated a much deserved coffee to each of the volunteers who helped make March a greener, safer place for all. Collecting a whopping 15 kg in sacks of litter bags, with half being recycled and a load of scrap metal that was too heavy for our scales! 

The most interesting items included a clay pipe and a carpark barrier! 

"I volunteered even though I live in Wisbech because I wanted to meet other like-minded people and share in a meaningful volunteer project that will benefit not only us but the wildlife too" Getting it Sorted Volunteer Alexia Franklin. 

If you would like to join the next river clean in March please email

If you are holding similar projects, and need some help please reply to this email, we can help.
Getting It Sorted Jolly. Join in 10am 15th October at Wisbech Park

Getting It Sorted Jolly. Join in 10am, 15th October at Wisbech Park

Blackfield creatives will be leading on the Vertical Garden Project making a beautiful, sustainable garden art feature from up-cycling bottles to benefit wildlife and residents in Wisbech Park.

All welcome, and free, just let us know you want to come by replying to this email. 

We hope you can make it's going to be fun!
Free online recycling course!

Throughout lockdown we filmed ourselves and teamed up with Cambridgeshire Skills to make this free Cambridgeshire-wide recycling course. It is free to all adults that live in Cambridgeshire! So if you run staff training, a volunteer group or are just interested in improving your knowledge this is for you. 

Here is just one of the facts you can learn from the course:

Did you know that every 7 weeks you produce your own weight in rubbish, 60% of that (on average) can be recycled!
This introduction video to Cambridgeshire's recycling to see if it something you would enjoy. 
March 2nd Beavers
Brilliant Beavers Recycle

It is wonderful to have so many young people taking an interest in recycling and how they can do their part to look after the environment. March 2nd Beavers did really well. 

Together we played the what goes where game and we cannot wait to do more with this group to encourage them to recycle more and more! 

We are happy to help your children's groups to learn. Reply to this email with your details and we will be in touch if you need us. We are happy to help!
Free Recycling Assemblies

John is looking to help for schools interested in recycling! John is a DBS checked volunteer who is a retired teacher. He is passionate about helping others to recycle. This Master Composter and recycling guru is happy to help your school to recycle and offer composting tips too. 

We have many volunteers that are DBS checked and happy to help schools for free.
Getting It Sorted Volunteer John Gowing
Free Events:

Thursdays Oasis Centre 4.15pm and
Fridays 3pm Queen Mary Centre
All Sorts together, recycling crafts, games and a chat over a cuppa.

Saturday 9th October 10am Coffee morning Coates Holy Trinity Church. 

Friday 15th October Wisbech Park (see above for details)

Monday 25th October Lunchtime Volunteer e-meet 12noon email us and we will send you the link to join us. 

Tuesday 9th November - Online - Getting it Sorted Volunteers guest speaking at Friends of the Earth Meeting. Book your free space email

Saturday 27th November 10-12noon Upcycled Christmas decorations for the families that attend Murrow Primary School!

Want to join a litter pick visit

If you would like us to visit your school/group/event reply to this email!
Asked by you
Can Coffee cups be recycled? 

Single-use paper/card, NOT in your blue bin! They require specialist recycling facilities. These are made from a mixture of materials usually waxes, and plastics making it hard to recycle them. Return them to the coffee shop - responsible companies offer cup recycling! 

Single-use plastic cups, if clean, are easy to recycle, YES recycle in blue bin.

Feel inspired to make a change? Why not start by becoming a Getting It Sorted Volunteer? You can learn about events going on in your area, facts about recycling and ways in which you can help tackle the war on waste. To sign up and for more information visit

And remember, every action however big or small makes a difference!

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