Dalkeith school signs up to become one of UK’s first anti-perspirant recycling schemes

Primary students with the new recycling scheme at Mayfield Primary. Picture; contributed
Primary students with the new recycling scheme at Mayfield Primary. Picture; contributed
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Mayfield Primary School has signed up as one of the UK’s first public collection points for Aerocycle, which enables locals to recycle all brands of empty anti-perspirant and deodorant aerosols whilst raising funds for Mayfield Primary School

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The funds generated from the scheme will be used for school projects.

Residents in the Dalkeith area can now drop off their empty anti-perspirant and deodorant aerosols to the public access collection box at the Mayfield Primary School on Stone Avenue in from Monday to Friday between 7:30am and 6:30pm.

The initiative. which is being run out in 50 locations in the UK is the outcome of an innovative three way partnership between Right Guard, TerraCycle and The Great Outdoor Gym Company - who will convert the recycled aluminium supplied by TerraCycle into outdoor community gyms.

The Dalkeith location is managed by Yvette Chisholm who secured approval to host a collection point at Mayfield Primary School on Stone Avenue in Mayfield Dalkeith.

For each consignment of aerosols (approximately 400 aerosols) the Dalkeith location sends into TerraCycle for recycling £8 will be donated to Mayfield Primary School and used to provide extra funds for the school.

Yvette Chisholm, the project coordinator who will administrate the recycling efforts at the Mayfield Primary School public location commented: “We are delighted that Dalkeith is one of the first communities in the UK to be accepted on Right Guard’s Aerocycle programme which enables local people to be able to recycle their empty anti-perspirant and deodorant aerosols.

“By dropping back any used aerosol deos to the collection box at Mayfield Primary School on Stone Avenue in Mayfield Dalkeith, local people will be reducing the amount of used aerosol deos going to landfill, repurposing the recycled aluminium material to build outdoor gyms and raising much needed funds for Mayfield Primary School.

“Please get involved and tell your friends and family to do the same.”