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2018 best ever year for recycling in Ealing

Ealing Council is thanking residents for their efforts in helping the borough improve its recycling rates, with 2018 proving to be its best year to date.

The latest figures show 52.86% of household waste is recycled across the borough, an increase from 51.02% compared to last year. It means that the council continues to progress toward its target of recycling 60% by 2022.

Residents also are advised that, collection days for recycling and rubbish will change over the Christmas period (see below).

Normal collection day               Date                  Revised collection day      Date

Monday (Christmas Eve)             24/12/2018       Monday (no change)           24/12/2018
Tuesday (Christmas Day)            25/12/2018       Thursday                              27/12/2018
Wednesday (Boxing Day)            26/12/2018       Friday                                  28/12/2018
Thursday                                        27/12/2018       Saturday                              29/12/2018
Friday                                             28/12/2018       Monday                                31/12/2018
Monday (New Year’s Eve)           31/12/2018       Wednesday                         02/01/2019
Tuesday (New Year’s Day)           01/01/2019      Thursday                              03/01/2019
Wednesday                                    02/01/2019      Friday                                   04/01/2019
Thursday                                         03/01/2019      Saturday                               05/01/2019
Friday                                             04/01/2019       Monday                                07/01/2019
Monday                                           07/01/2019       Tuesday                               08/01/2019
Tuesday                                          08/01/2019       Wednesday                         09/01/2019
Wednesday                                    09/01/2019       Thursday                             10/01/2019
Thursday                                         10/01/2019        Friday                                  11/01/2019
Friday                                              11/01/2019       Saturday                              12/01/2019

Councillor Mik Sabiers, cabinet member for environment and highways said: “Ealing has a fantastic record on recycling and with further improved rates seen this year, we are on our way to reaching our target of 60% by 2022.

“We remain the second best performing borough in London and I am grateful for the continued work of residents in their efforts to help us achieve so much.

“Residents’ usual rubbish and recycling collections will change over the Christmas and New Year period so please take a moment to check the revised dates to ensure your household waste is collected over Christmas.”

Refuse and recycling collections will change from Christmas Day and return to normal service on Monday, 14 January. Visit the council’s website for further information.

Rubbish and recycling should be left at the front boundary of the property, not on the pavement, by 7am on the collection day.

Real Christmas trees will be collected for recycling on certain days during January – or, alternatively, can be taken to a number of collection points around the borough in local parks.

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