Residents Urged To Be On Guard

As thieves target Chiswick's recycling bins

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The Council have issued a warning to residents after a spate of thefts from recycling bins in Chiswick.

Last week, six bins were dismantled and their frames were stolen. During one incident, a resident did challenge the thieves, who told them they worked for the Council.

Cllr Barbara Reid, lead member for environment, said she was outraged. “This crime deprives people of an important amenity, and will leave them without recycling facilities for a period while we organise replacements.

“It will also impact upon the borough’s overall recycling performance at a time when we have worked so hard to increase it.

“If residents do see people removing bins from their cages, please contact the police.

“If these are genuine workers, they will be wearing clothing marked ‘ECT’ or ‘EDS’ and be driving green and yellow coloured vehicles, which are branded with the Council’s logo.”

Bin cages were stolen from Edensor Gardens, Montgomery Court, Churchdale Court, Alexandra Gardens (2 frames missing) and there was one attempted theft from Staveley Gardens. All incidents took place last week.

If residents see any incident taking place, they are urged to report it to Hounslow Police with any number plate and vehicle details.

If anyone saw any of the incidents described, please report those to Hounslow Police too by calling 020 8577 1212.

July 9, 2008