London,
25
July
2011
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00:00
Europe/London

Recycling on-the-go expands in Hackney

Hackney Council is installing over a hundred new on-the-go recycling bins across the borough, making it easier than ever for residents and visitors to recycle while out and about.

The bins have two compartments, one for recycling and one for litter, allowing passers-by to recycle their newspapers, plastic bottles, drinks cans, glass bottles and cartons.

The first bins were rolled out as part of a trial in Hackney Central, Stoke Newington and Shoreditch last spring. This was a big success with over 40 tonnes of material recycled in them last year.

The bins proved a big hit with the public, with almost all of residents asked saying they wanted to see more of them around Hackney.

Now, for the first time, the bins are also being installed in Hackney parks. They can already be found in the newly refurbished Hoxton Square, and will soon be available in other parks across the borough.

New bins are also now on Stoke Newington High Street, Lower Clapton Road, Hackney Road and the south end of Kingsland Road. Plans are in place to install the bins in other retail areas later this year.

Councillor Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “We know that over half the rubbish that goes into our litter bins is recyclable. By providing these new bins we are delivering on our commitment to support residents to keep as much waste as possible away from landfill sites. Together we can all continue to help make Hackney a cleaner and greener borough.”

For more information about recycling on-the-go in Hackney, call 020 8356 6688 or visit the Council’s website: www.hackney.gov.uk/recycling

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