Carton recycling sites doubled in Hackney

Hackney Council s recycling team have doubled the number of sites across the borough where food and drink cartons/Tetra Pak can be taken for recycling.

Cartons are one of the more challenging materials to recycle as they are made from multiple materials including cardboard, plastic and aluminium, all of which need to be separated prior to recycling. National trials funded by the carton industry have been taking place to try to increase recycling.

To promote the recycling of cartons further, Hackney has increased the number of bins provided under the trial. There are now 19 recycling sites across the borough that accept food and drink cartons/Tetra Pak.

Councillor Alan Laing, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “We aim to make it more convenient to recycle cartons, and want people to use the additional sites to support our efforts to reduce waste and help make Hackney cleaner and greener."

Over 10 tonnes of cartons have been collected for recycling in Hackney since the service was introduced in August 2007. With continued support from residents it is hoped that this will be greatly increased.

For more information about carton/Tetra Pak recycling visit:

To find more about recycling in Hackney call 020 8356 6688 or visit:

Carton recycling bins can be found at the following locations:

Thurtle Road, outside Haggerston School, E2 8LR
Chatsworth Road, opposite Lockhurst Street, E5 0LS
Kenninghall Road, near Nightingale Road, E5 8BY
Clapton Common, outside Yetev Lev Court, Fawcett Estate, E5 9UA
Kingsland Shopping Centre car park, outside entrance, E8 2NG
Downham Road & Kingsland Road, opposite Fire Station, E8 4DL
Mare Street, corner with Bush Rd opposite Northiam Street, E8 4RG
Wick Road, opposite Vanner Point, New Gascoyne Estate, E9 5AZ
Kingsmead Way, Kingsmead Estate, near primary school, E9 5PP
Morning Lane, Tesco supermarket car park, E9 6ND
Well Street, opposite primary school, E9 7PA
Old Street, next to Fire Station, EC1V 9EY
Sturt Street, opposite Taplow Street, N1 7TA
Lordship Road, Lordship South Estate, between Lordship Terrace/Lordship Grove, N16 0PT
Amhurst Park, junction Seven Sisters Road, N16 5AR
Stamford Hill, Morrisons supermarket car park, N16 5SA
Allen Road, adjacent to Butterfield Green, N16 8SB
Green Lanes, near Aden Terrace, outside nursery, N16 9DU
Green Lanes, near John Scott Health Centre, N4 2HD