A FORTNIGHTLY garden waste collection enterprise has donated more than £6,000 to a food bank in Conwy.

Bryson Recycling, which provides domestic garden waste services in partnership with Conwy County Borough Council, donated to the Conwy Food Bank as part of its charity scheme in which £1 is added for every tonne of garden waste.

Since the garden waste service began in April this year Bryson Recycling has picked up about 6,100 tonnes from households in the county, resulting in a total sum of £6,100.

Gareth Walsh, general manager for Bryson Recycling said: “Our ‘Recycling Rewards’ campaign is a unique approach to encourage recycling and let us give something back to the local community where we deliver our services. We want to thank everyone who has used our garden waste collection service this year which has allowed us to donate this amount to Conwy Food Bank who provide vital support to individuals and families in the Conwy area.”

Conwy Food Bank is a non-funded voluntary organisation which endeavours to feed people living in the County of Conwy who are in crisis and unable to afford food.

Conwy Food Bank Co-ordinator Nancy Hughes, added; “Recycling Rewards has provided a vital boost of funding at a time when we need it most. Our service has been under additional pressure this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and this funding will help us continue to provide support to those who need it most in the local area. Thanks to all the households who have made this donation possible and for helping us raise awareness about the important work that we do."