Recycle Week is an annual nationwide event. This year’s theme is ‘The Unusual Suspects’ and people are being encouraged to save more items from landfill, including objects that are often missed such as aerosol cans, toilet roll tubes, beauty crème jars and food waste.
The recycling team will be outside Ealing Town Hall from 10.30- 4 on Wednesday, 14 September. As well as giving advice on how to recycle more, they will be giving away free kitchen caddies and caddy liners while stocks last to encourage more local people to recycle their food waste.
The majority of households in Ealing receive a doorstep recycling service and a weekly food waste collection service. Food waste is collected from the small food waste bin and the rest of the ‘usual suspects’ can be recycled using either the blue wheelie bins, or for households that don’t have wheelie bins, green boxes or clear plastic sacks.
There are also a number of neighbourhood recycling centres where items can be taken. A full list is available here.
Councilor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for transport, environment and leisure, said: “The majority of Ealing residents are great recyclers and the recent jump in the amount recycled locally shows how easy it can be to do the right thing. There’s so much that can be recycled and even those who recycle regularly will be surprised by items that could be added to the recycle bin.
“I’d like to encourage everyone to take a look at what they are throwing in the rubbish and see whether there’s anything they can recycle instead.”
For more information on recycling in Ealing visit our recycling pages.