Norwich Castle Made of Rubbish

A recycled copy of the iconic Norwich Castle has been sculpted to celebrate the city’s success in reducing waste over the last few years.

The sculpture is made entirely out of materials that you can recycle from home in Norwich.

Norwich has seen its recycling rate double in a two year period, and last year people living in the city reduced their waste collectively by almost 10 per cent. That figure puts Norwich in the top ten areas from across the whole country for sending less waste to landfill.

Cllr Julie Brociek-Coulton, executive member for residents and customer care, said: “This is such a great way to say thanks to the people of Norwich for their hard work, and to inspire them to carry on, or even do a little more.

“We find that glass and plastic bottles are the things that get forgotten about when people are sorting their recycling, so have a double check on what goes in which bin before you throw it away.”

The sculpture will be on display on the first floor landing in City Hall until the end of the day on Thursday 4 March. It will then be donated to a local school so they can use it as part of their lessons and learning.

If your school would be interested in having the sculpture please email with your contact details. The winner will be drawn at random at the end of the week (5pm Friday 5 March).