‘Collect & Win with Plastic Bottles’ is a new campaign launched by WasteServ aimed at minimising the amount of litter left on our streets, beaches, promenades and other public places. The campaign also serves to raise awareness about Civic Amenity (CA) sites and increase usage of these facilities not only for the disposal of bulky refuse, which is their main function, but also as recycling centres for all types of recyclable materials.
Through the ‘Collect & Win’ campaign, the public is encouraged to collect as many empty drinks bottles as possible and take them to one of WasteServ’s CA sites, which are located in Mriehel, Maghtab, Luqa, Hal Far and Xewkija Gozo. A lottery ticket will be given for every ten bottles, with a random draw taking place every three months. The top prizes are two vouchers of €500 each offered by the main sponsor Homemate, while two vouchers of €50 each sponsored by The Point are also up for grabs.
Plastic bottles collected through this lottery campaign are taken to the Sant’Antnin Waste Treatment Plant, also managed by WasteServ. Here the bottles are added to other plastic waste collected by the private collection schemes authorised by MEPA, namely waste from bring-in sites as well as the door-to-door collection service (better known as the grey or green bag). All the waste is then prepared in bales and sold to private companies for export and processing into other items. Examples of recycled products made from plastic include garden furniture, vehicle parts, stationery and various items of clothing such as rain coats and branded sportswear.
For further information visit www.wasteservmalta.com/collectandwin or contact WasteServ on Freephone 8007 2200 or facebook.com/WasteServ.