If you’re giving your dad a break this Father’s Day (Sunday, 19 June) by putting out the rubbish or mowing the lawn – don’t forget to recycle.
Paper, card, plastics, cans, glass, textiles, garden waste and food waste can all be recycled from the doorstep from many households across the borough using the different recycling services offered by the council.
You might choose to help your dad with some DIY. Many items, including larger items like furniture and wood can be disposed of free of charge at one of the borough’s three recycling centres. Hard plastics have recently been added to the extensive list of items that can be recycled at Greenford Recycling Centre.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for Transport and Environment, said: “Whether it’s helping your dad in the garden or trying to subtly suggest his socks and ties belong to another decade and need replacing – remember to recycle. Or if you’ve given your dad the latest gadget – think green and don’t just chuck old stuff in the bin. Every last item we divert from landfill helps the environment and the council to save money in landfill charges. Remember that if items are in good condition they can be donated to charity shops for re-use – one person’s rubbish is another’s treasure. I encourage the whole family to get involved and embrace the recycling message so we can continue to watch our recycling rates grow.”
A full list of what you can recycle and further information on recycing is available on the environment pages.