Recycle more for Recycle Week
It’s Recycle Week, from 22 – 28 June lots of people all across west London will be recycling items they’ve probably never even considered before with the help of all our special Recycle Week events.
You probably regularly recycle items like plastic milk bottles and glass bottles from the kitchen, but it’s also easy to recycle many other items from the bathroom, living room and even the bedroom!
This week we’re celebrating recycling of electrical items with special collection points for all sorts of small unwanted and broken electricals. Whether it’s your broken hairdryer, old toaster or the kid’s toys you can bring them to Richmond Civic Centre, Hounslow Civic Centre, Alexandra Park in Harrow plus give them to collections at the schools which entered our Recycle WEEEk competition (you will have received leaflets and a letter from your school if they are taking part).
We’re heading out with Hounslow Recycling Team to Tesco in Feltham, Chiswick Library and the Treaty Centre. Hounslow residents will be able to pick up replacement recycling containers and find out the many household items that really can be recycled easily from home. We’ll also be joining Ealing Recycling Team at Telford Road shopping parade in Southall and Rectory Park Avenue, Northolt.
You can also find out lots of food saving tips, including keeping apples in the fridge which helps them last 2 weeks longer. So come along to any of the events and challenge us to see whether we can tell you something you didn’t know!
Remember there are lots of things you can recycle including all your electrical items, batteries as well as your empty plastic liquid soap, bleach and bathroom cleaner bottles – just remember to remove any trigger top sprays or pump dispenser tops.
Everything you recycle brings real benefits. It comes back again and again as new stuff, saving resources and helping the environment. Drinks cans from around the home are recycled into new cans which can be back on the shelves in just 8 weeks and plastic bottles can be turned into footy shirts, fleeces and new plastic bottles.