Hillingdon Council supported this year’s national Recycle Week campaign by holding events in the borough and reminding residents about what they can recycle.
The first event was a litter pick at Lake Farm Country Park in Hayes on Tuesday 24 September. The council’s countryside officer joined volunteers from the Friends of Lake Farm community group to collect discarded litter, helping to make the green space even more pleasant for visitors. Thirteen bags were collected, nine of which could be recycled.
The second event saw the council host a stall in Uxbridge High Street on Wednesday 25 September, where more than 200 residents and businesses spoke with the waste and recycling team about the council’s free weekly recycling services. It was also an opportunity to order free food caddies and recycling bags.
Residents met Cllr Keith Burrows, Hillingdon Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning, Transportation and Recycling, who discussed the council’s ongoing work to be cleaner and greener.
The event also gave local traders the chance to find out about the council’s business waste collection service.
Cllr Burrows said: “This year’s theme – ‘Recycling. It’s in our own hands’ – is pertinent because like us, our residents care about the environment and what we can all do to improve our surroundings. I was delighted to see so many residents and businesses getting involved with our community initiatives and I hope even more will take part to support our goal of being an even cleaner and greener borough.”
Hillingdon Council is one of the few remaining councils to still have weekly household waste and recycling collections.
Further information stalls and litter picking events will be held across the borough later in the year.
For information on waste and recycling, including the full list of items that can be recycled in Hillingdon and our civic amenity sites, visit www.hillingdon.gov.uk/rubbishandrecycling