Some Southfield Locals To Abandon Recycling
Newly elected Liberal Democrat cllr says they are fed up with Council
Residents in two Southfield streets have decided to abandon recycling altogether because of the poor way in which Ealing Council's contractors have dealt with rubbish collection.
Newly elected Southfield Lib Dem Councillor Gary Busuttil told the first full Council meeting since the local elections that the Liberal Democrats believed they should be more ambitious than the 50% recycling target but it had to be made easier for residents.
In his maiden speech before the Council, he said : “Liberal Democrats say that if we are to encourage recycling then we need to make that as convenient as possible for people to do so. Extending clear bags to the increasing number of flats in our borough and encouraging more people to use the kitchen waste scheme would divert much more waste for recycling. Liberal Democrats believe we should be more ambitious than the 50% recycling target.”
Cllr Busuttil referred to the long running issues in Southfield about street cleansing and waste collection. Two recent incidents in Southfield (Monmouth Close and Beardsley Way) have shown that some residents are to abandon recycling altogether because of the poor way the council and the contractor dealt with the situation, he said.
Southfield Lib Dem councillors will hold the next meeting of the forum at 7.30pm at the Acton Green Church Hall, Cunningham Street on 24th July.
July 18, 2014