Recycle on the go in Hackney

Recycling on the go will be easier than ever before in Hackney from next week (19 April 2010) with the provision of new litter bins around the borough.

The Council will be installing new bins, which collect recyclables at one end and litter at the other, on streets around the borough to allow passers-by to recycle their newspapers, drinks cans, cartons, glass and plastic bottles, at the same time as disposing of general waste.

The new bins will be tested in Hackney Central, Stoke Newington and Shoreditch. If they are well used and prove successful in helping to capture more materials for recycling, the aim is to install them in other town centres around the borough making it easier for residents and visitors to recycle away from home.

Steve Douglas, Corporate Director for Neighbourhoods and Regeneration, 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, and 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: