St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

Tag: recycling

Need a waste audit?

Our Recycling Team recently carried out their latest waste audit for a company with 200 staff. A previous waste audit elsewhere has resulted in that organisation reducing both the frequency of general waste collections and the number of bins they had, with their general waste falling by over a third. Alongside the carbon impact, this […]

Posted 29 April 2019 | Tags: recycling, waste audit

Royal recognition and two more possible awards

St Nicks has been awarded the Duke of York’s 2018 Community Initiative Award and shortlisted for two national awards. HRH The Duke of York presented the Award at a ceremony on the 3rd of April 2019, at the Catterick Army Barracks. St Nicks was represented at the ceremony by Patron Anneliese Emmans Dean, Chief Officer […]

Posted 25 April 2019 | Tags: award, celebration, Duke of York, recycling

We’re hiring and collecting new TerraCycle items!

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Recycling Team, and our volunteer Board of Trustees. For more information please see the Vacancies page or contact our Waste and Recycling Manager Sam. The team has recently been able to add a few more items to their collections for TerraCycle: any brand of nuts, popcorn and […]

Posted 25 March 2019 | Tags: recycling, TerraCycle, vacancy, waste

Vote for our Sam!

Vote for our very own Sam Taylor – St Nicks Waste & Recycling Manager – in the Hot 100, which celebrates individual achievement in the waste and resources industry. We think Sam is a real winner who shows true dedication and determination in leading our zero emissions recycling scheme and promoting zero waste. She’s started […]

Posted 23 January 2019 | Tags: Hot 100 vote, recycling, zero waste

New plastic items to be recycled by TerraCycle

Just before Christmas we added a couple more items — crisp packets and Pringles tubes — to our TerraCycle collection list so you can recycle even more plastic with us and support the charity by doing so. Of course, it’s even better to avoid buying those in the first place whenever possible but, after reuse, […]

Posted 18 January 2019 | Tags: plastic, recycling, TerraCycle

Big Give Trike Challenge accomplished

We’re very proud of our Recycling Team who challenged themselves to cycle 135 miles on their two tricycles (Clicky and Twisty) on Saturday 24th November along the Sustrans Solar System route. This is the average distance all four of our vehicles (including electric Doris and Edith) cover each week so doing it with few gears […]

Posted 27 November 2018 | Tags: Big Give, challenge, fundraising, recycling, tricycles

Time-limited bicycle inner tube recycling

For two weeks only – from now until 19th October – you can bring bicycle inner tubes to St Nicks Environment Centre which will then be sent off to be recycled by Cycle of Good. Alternatively, you can bring the tubes to our Autumn Fayre on Saturday 13th or to the Zero Waste York Mingle […]

Posted 9 October 2018 | Tags: bicycle, inner tubes, recycling

Wastebusters and York PechaKucha

Our Wastebusters came 12th in their miniature nature reserve on wheels in the Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge on the Bank Holiday Monday. Flowery driver Stuart was supported by his team bees in beating last year’s time with a very good 37s. However, the competition was a lot tougher this year with just seconds in between […]

Posted 19 September 2018 | Tags: 20th anniversary, challenge, Micklegate Soapbox, recycling

Racing to celebrate 20 years…

Our brave Recycling Team is taking on the Micklegate Soapbox Run Challenge again on Monday 27th August. Last year they came 18th out of 51 teams despite their soapbox disintegrating over the last jump (watch below) – can they win this time? It would make a great highlight of our 20th anniversary year so the […]

Posted 10 July 2018 | Tags: 20th anniversary, challenge, fundraising, Micklegate Soapbox, recycling