New Recycling Service For Flats
Council to collect from thousands more households
Residents living in flats will be able to recycle more from today (Monday 16th November).
There will be paper, cardboard, glass, cans and plastic bottles collections from properties of 13-24 flats, flats above shops and those on red routes as part of the council’s new clear sack mixed recycling service.
An additional 7,500 households will receive their roll of clear sacks by the end of the week. Fresh rolls of sacks will be delivered on a quarterly basis.
The council is also extending the communal recycling service for residents in larger blocks of 25 or more flats. Large communal recycling bins are provided for 16,000 properties already but, from today there will be additional recycling bins for up to a further 5,000 properties.
The changes mean that all Ealing residents should soon have access to a recycling service offered by the council.
Every communal recycling household will receive a re-usable bag over the next few months to make it easier to carry their items to the new bins.
Councillor Sue Emment, Cabinet Member for Environment and Street Services, said: “Our recycling rates have rocketed over the last two years since our £3.8million investment into same day refuse and recycling collections. This latest investment means thousands more residents will find it easier to recycle and I hope we will see Ealing’s recycling rates continue to soar.
“We have put in a lot of hard work to make sure the service runs as smoothly as possible but as with the introduction of any new service, I would ask people to be patient at first.”
Residents set to receive the clear sack service have been sent information confirming their refuse and recycling collection day. If you have not received your clear sacks please call Customer Services on 020 8825 6000.
The council is making a £256,000 one-off investment to set up the extended service and will continue to spend £327,000 every year to run the collections. It is expected to save more than 1,500 tonnes of rubbish from landfill each year.
From Monday, 7 December, residents who have a green box collection service can add Tetrapak style cartons to their recycling. For more information on recycling services visit www.ealing.gov.uk/recycling
November 13th, 2009