Unloved plastic garden furniture? Try out our new Hard Plastic Recycling service

Garden furniture and children’s toys can now be recycled in Ealing as a new hard plastic recycling service is launched at Greenford Re-use and Recycling Centre.

Hard plastics include: garden furniture, buckets and flower pots, children’s toys, bowls, storage boxes and plastic coat hangers.

Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for environment and transport said: “This is just one of the many things that the council is doing to help residents to recycle even more. It is fantastic to see this new service available and I look forward to seeing its impact on the borough’s 50% recycling target.

If you have broken or unwanted plastic items, bring them down to Greenford Re-use and Recycling Centre on Greenford Road and help to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill.’’

Many items can be recycled at Greenford Re-use and Recycling Centre including some that residents may not be aware of. The list below highlights some of the more unusual items which can be recycled.

Books

Mattresses

Carpet

Electrical items

Cooking oil

Textiles

Engine oil

Scrap metal

Florescent tubes

Tyres

Gas cylinders

Plasterboard/ gypsum

Car batteries

Wood

There is also a Re-use and Recycling Centre on Stirling Road, Acton where residents can recycle a range of items.

For more information about recycling services please visit: www.ealing.gov.uk/recycling