A SOUTHAMPTON resident was rewarded for her recycling efforts when Councillor Asa Thorpe presented her with a brand-new flat-screen television.

Darryl Harding, fromWoolston, entered the competition during Recycle Week, in June, when she took her worn-out electricals to the city depot and recycling park, in Millbrook . Darryl said: “I was thrilled to learn that I’d won the competition and will be sure to recycle my old television.”

Millbrook councillor Asa Thorpe, Cabinet member for environment and transport, said: “Recycling is very important, firstly to make sure we leave the planet in a better way than we found it, and secondly it helps us save money.”

Reusable items taken to the depot are donated to local charities or sold as spares. Everything else is recycled.