Hounslow Gets 200,000 Recycling Boost

Will Make It Easier For Residents in Flats to Recycle

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Recycling services in Hounslow are to be given a boost after the council successfully bid for nearly £200,000 of funding from the London Waste and Recycling Board.

18 boroughs across London will benefit from £3.7million boost to make it easier for flats’ residents to recycle, with Hounslow receiving a £199,179 grant back in March.

As a result of the funding, Hounslow Council has been in touch with around a hundred managing agents and residents of purpose built flats across the borough currently without access to recycling with a view to equipping properties with the latest facilities.

In addition, 250 sites across the borough will have their existing facilities improved by upgrading facilities and access or installing signage. Works are expected to take place between August and November 2011.

The London Waste and Recycling Board anticipate that their £3.7m investment should result in 32,000 tonnes of waste being recycled instead of dumped in landfill across London over the course of four years.

Cllr Corinna Smart, Hounslow’s cabinet member for environment said: “This is brilliant news for the borough. Residents are now recycling over 34% of their waste, and this means that the amount of rubbish that we throw into landfill is dropping, but initiatives like this help us to improve that figure.

“This is great news for the environment, helping to reduce landscape destruction and loss of natural habitats and wildlife. It also helps to reduce emissions of methane whilst conserving natural resources like oil to save energy.

“We are committed to getting as many residents as possible to recycle and the money from the London Waste and Recycling Board will help us to achieve further goals.”

Commenting on the LWARB Flats Recycling Programme, Boris Johnson, Mayor of London said: “This injection of cash from the London Waste and Recycling Board is great news for inspiring projects. I cannot think of any better incentive for people to recycle than being able to invest in their community as a return. I have always been a huge enthusiast for this kind of scheme which revolutionises the way people think about recycling.”

James Cleverly, Chair of LWARB, added: “Both round one and two of the Flats Recycling Programme has helped 26 boroughs improve recycling facilities and boost recycling rates from over 520,000 flats. Some residents will be able to recycle from their property for the first time, as well as new materials including food waste and small electrical goods. This is a great step towards making it easier for residents living in these properties to recycle.”Recycling services in Hounslow are to be given a boost after the council successfully bid for nearly £200,000 of funding from the London Waste and Recycling Board.

18 boroughs across London will benefit from £3.7million boost to make it easier for flats’ residents to recycle, with Hounslow receiving a £199,179 grant back in March.

As a result of the funding, Hounslow Council has been in touch with around a hundred managing agents and residents of purpose built flats across the borough currently without access to recycling with a view to equipping properties with the latest facilities.

In addition, 250 sites across the borough will have their existing facilities improved by upgrading facilities and access or installing signage. Works are expected to take place between August and November 2011.

The London Waste and Recycling Board anticipate that their £3.7m investment should result in 32,000 tonnes of waste being recycled instead of dumped in landfill across London over the course of four years.

Cllr Corinna Smart, Hounslow’s cabinet member for environment said:

“This is brilliant news for the borough. Residents are now recycling over 34% of their waste, and this means that the amount of rubbish that we throw into landfill is dropping, but initiatives like this help us to improve that figure.

“This is great news for the environment, helping to reduce landscape destruction and loss of natural habitats and wildlife. It also helps to reduce emissions of methane whilst conserving natural resources like oil to save energy.

“We are committed to getting as many residents as possible to recycle and the money from the London Waste and Recycling Board will help us to achieve further goals.”

Commenting on the LWARB Flats Recycling Programme, Boris Johnson, Mayor of London said:

“This injection of cash from the London Waste and Recycling Board is great news for inspiring projects. I cannot think of any better incentive for people to recycle than being able to invest in their community as a return. I have always been a huge enthusiast for this kind of scheme which revolutionises the way people think about recycling.”

James Cleverly, Chair of LWARB, added:

“Both round one and two of the Flats Recycling Programme has helped 26 boroughs improve recycling facilities and boost recycling rates from over 520,000 flats. Some residents will be able to recycle from their property for the first time, as well as new materials including food waste and small electrical goods. This is a great step towards making it easier for residents living in these properties to recycle.”

 

July 19, 2011