Green With Envy Over Neighbours' Recycling?

Hounslow announce new waste collection scheme in line with adjoining boroughs

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For quite some time green minded Hounslow residents have been demanding improved services from their council and querying why their neighbours benefit from food waste and plastic collections and cardboard recycling on their doorsteps when they are expected to take theirs to supermarket car parks or recycling centres.

However new contractors appointed by Hounslow are set to boost the borough's waste and recycling services and bring them in line with their adjoining areas.

David Foster, Head of Operations at SITA UK, the company appointed to deliver the new scheme, said, "We're delighted to have been awarded the contract with the London Borough of Hounslow and are looking forward to working with the council and the residents to help improve recycling rates across the borough."

Although SITA's fleet of refuse lorries have already hit local streets, food waste and household plastics collections will only start from February 2009.

The rubbish and waste that the UK produces makes a major contribution to the production of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane. The council hopes their new service will have the ability to recycle up to 70% of the borough's household waste and, as a result, residents will be able to do more to help reduce Hounslow's carbon footprint.


November 6, 2008