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Recycle Week is here: Do you know your recycling?

Recycle Week 2021 is just around the corner and, as part of this annual event, the council is encouraging residents to do their bit to help the environment and tackle climate change.

Our borough has one of the highest recycling rates in London but there is still room for improvement. Please take a moment before binning any rubbish and check to see if it can be recycled. People often throw things into the bin that they had not realised could actually have been recycled instead. And, it is just as important that we do not try to recycle things that we cannot – like nappies or crisp packets.

Ealing Council’s website is brimming with information. You can find your collection day, learn how to make compost at home, as well as lots of information on what you can and cannot recycle.

Councillor Deirdre Costigan, the council’s cabinet member for climate action, said: “Recycling is one of the easiest things you can do that will make a big difference. There are so many ways to recycle, from using our kerbside collections service to simply reducing your use of plastics in and around the home. We offer food waste and textiles recycling services too and there are lots of great tips and guidance to be found on our website.”

Greener Ealing, the council’s waste and recycling contractor, ran an art competition in the summer asking young people to share some positive environmental messages. You will see their artwork soon on the trucks driving in and around the borough.

Councillor Costigan added: “During Recycle Week I am looking forward to visiting the schools of our Greener Ealing truck art winners and talking to them about ways we can bring about change by recycling the right way. Their artwork and the messages they shared were refreshing to see and they carried a lot of hope for the future.”

If you see one of the trucks with a winning art design on its side, snap a photo and share it on social media, remembering to tag Greener Ealing in any Instagram posts.

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