How all materials in Ealing are being recycled

Ealing Council is reassuring residents that none of their recycling left out for collection is sent to landfill.

Collecting recycling

The council’s new contractor Enterprise is currently using two types of vehicle to collect recycling.

On some trucks different dry recycling materials, such as paper, cardboard, plastic and cans, are mixed together and sent to the Ideal Waste Paper materials recycling facility at Swanley, Kent where they are sorted before being recycled. Other vehicles are being used to collect items separately on some rounds, so residents are still being asked to sort their recycling.

Shoes, clothes, batteries and engine oil put out for recycling are being collected and stored separately on the recycling vehicles and then stored at Greenford depot before being sent for recycling.

Find out what happens to your recycling once it is collected.