Council installs new bins as part of recycling commitment
Thursday 12 March: Hillingdon Council has installed dozens of new bins in a bid to increase the amount of waste recycled in the borough.
The council has invested £31,000 in 31 new bins for busy high streets and shopping parades, with every town centre benefiting, including Uxbridge, Ruislip, South Ruislip, Hayes, Hayes End, Hillingdon, Yeading, Ickenham, Northwood, Cowley, Yiewsley and West Drayton.
The dual bins allow residents to dispose of general waste in one section and recyclable items - plastic bottles, newspapers, magazines, mixed glass and tin cans - in the other.
The new bins have replaced old and worn ones, giving residents easier access to recycling facilities while they are on the move.
Parts from the old bins will be recycled.
Cllr Philip Corthorne, Hillingdon Council's Cabinet Member for Housing and the Environment, said: "We recently declared a climate change emergency and pledged to achieve 100 per cent clean energy across our services by 2030. As part of that commitment, we are looking at ways to increase recycling, and these new bins will help us work towards that goal.
"We all have a part to play in keeping our environment clean and green, and we encourage residents to use our recycling facilities, whether at home, on the move or at our civic amenity sites."
For information about waste and recycling in Hillingdon, visit www.hillingdon.gov.uk/rubbishandrecycling
Residents, schools, community groups and businesses are also being encouraged to make a pledge to do something to help the environment, such a promise to recycle more, reduce energy consumption, introduce reusable products, or travel in a more environmentally friendly way. Make a pledge by visiting www.hillingdon.gov.uk/environment-pledge - which will show how many people are taking part in the campaign. Pledges can also be shared by mentioning @Hillingdon on Twitter and using the hashtag #environmentpledge