New council ‘on the go’ recycling service

Ealing Council has launched its new ‘on the go’ recycling bins covered in artwork by local young people and children.

 

Cllr Bassam Mahfouz with competition winners and their winning designs in Elthorne Park
Cllr Bassam Mahfouz with competition winners and their winning designs in Elthorne Park

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for environment and transport, was at Elthorne Park, Hanwell, this week testing out one of five new public recycling bins.

It is hoped that the new bins will further support residents’ recycling efforts and contribute to the council’s target to recycle 50% of household waste.

Councillor Mahfouz said: “The new service has extended the boundaries of recycling to outside the house, making it possible for residents to recycle even more.  The bins complement our fast paced lifestyle, and now, whether you’re at home or outdoors, you can recycle and help the environment.”

More than 100 students, aged 5-16, entered the Ealing environmental art competition with 20 entries selected to feature on the new bins.

Each art piece portrays a unique environmental message which can be explored at ‘on the go’ locations in Ealing Common, Northala Fields, Acton Park, Elthorne Park and Norwood Green.

The following items can all be placed in the one bin making it even easier to recycle.

• Mixed paper – including newspapers, magazine and paper serviettes
• Plastic – including bottles and food containers
• Cans – including drink cans, food tins and foil wrap

For more information about the ‘on the go’ service please visitwww.ealing.gov.uk/recycling.