Make a Green Resolution for 2007

Residents urged to Go Green and commit to a recycling regime

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A new campaign aimed at encouraging residents to Go Green for 2007 and commit to a recycling regime has been launched by Hounslow Council.


The scheme will run over a three-month period, with each one focusing on one of the three R’s - Reduce, Re-use and Recycle.  There will also be information on dealing with green garden waste and making the best use of a home composter.


Cllr Barbara Reid, Hounslow’s Executive Member for Environment and Planning, said:  “We want to make recycling as easy as possible for everyone.  By focusing on one aspect at a time, and offering home visits and tailored advice, we hope that all Hounslow’s residents will make a habit of recycling.”


Every month, residents who sign up to the service will receive a pack full of goodies and useful tips, covering a range of issues including:

  • A reminder of the Green Box collection service and what it accepts;
  • Ways to reduce unwanted “junk” mail;
  • Shopping the greener way;
  • Local recycling facilities; and
  • Making the most of your garden waste.


Residents will also receive personalised advice and a home visit from a recycling officer, with the opportunity to request a household waste audit.


Cllr Reid continued “It may be clichéd to say that small things can make a big difference, but every little bit really does count.  We have been set tough national recycling targets - 30% by 2008-9, with increasing penalties if we don't. We therefore want to get residents fully on board.”


To sign up to the Go Green campaign and arrange a home visit and waste audit, residents can log onto the Council’s website,, or contact Jackie Ogden in Hounslow’s Recycling Team by calling T: 020 8583 5976 or emailing


January 17, 2007