Hackney residents can now get rewarded for reducing and reusing waste

Over 30,000 households have now signed up for Hackney Recycling Rewards, which rewards members with discounts in local shops and a chance to win £100 vouchers every three months.

To incentivise people to reduce and re-use waste, as well as recycling, Hackney Council has now added a range of new opportunities for members to earn points.

Members can earn 400 points for ordering a No Junk Mail pack and 2,000 points for using a real nappy voucher to buy reusable nappies. Disposable nappies take at least 200 years to decompose and are more expensive than reusable nappies in the long term. That is why the Council works with the Hackney Real Nappy Network to put on monthly Nappucino events at Hackney Central Library where parents can learn more about reusable nappies, pick up a £54 voucher and see a demonstration.

Reuse is the next best option, so members earn 400 points for donating textiles at bring banks and 1,500 points for using the free furniture re-use collection service.

To reduce the amount of food and garden waste thrown away Hackney Council offers residents the opportunity to buy a compost bin from as little as £7. People without gardens are not left out, as the range of micro-composters are perfect for balconies and kitchens. As a bonus, members will earn 1,000 Green Points for their order.

Cllr Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Transport and Parks
The first step towards living a more sustainable lifestyle is not just to recycle, but to reduce the amount of waste produced in the first place.

We have been helping Hackney residents reduce and reuse for a long time, with things like our give and take days, furniture collections, textile banks and discounted compost bins. It’s fantastic that over 30,000 household have joined Hackney Recycling Rewards, and I’m delighted that we can now reward them for more than just recycling.
Cllr Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Transport and Parks