Recycling residents save £1.2 million in Hounslow
Households across Hounslow have helped save more than £1.2 million by recycling more waste than ever before.
By recycling and reusing, residents have prevented 14,000 tonnes of waste being sent to landfill since April, and saved £1.258 million in landfill taxes.
Cllr Corinna Smart, lead member for environment at the council, said: “If people don’t reuse and recycle more, it is not only a waste of resources; it’s a waste of money.
“We all know the importance of recycling for the environment, but it’s also really important to recycle as much as possible as the cost of landfill is rising every year.
“By recycling more, people are helping to keep this cost down, which helps keep council tax bills down.”
In Hounslow, local residents can recycle all their paper, glass bottles and jars, food tins and cans, aerosols and foil, cardboard, textiles and shoes, beverage cartons, motor oil and printer cartridges. Residents can also recycle all their food waste, like plate scrapings, bread, meat and fish bones, and fruit and vegetable peelings in their large food waste bin.
The council also collect mixed plastic packaging including plastic bottles, trays, tubs and pots in the white sack, and garden waste using the green sack.
For more information visit www.hounslow.gov.uk/recycling or call 020 8583 5555.