Council’s carton collection kicks-off

 Residents are being reminded that they can add food and drink cartons to their green recycling boxes for recycling from Monday, 7 December.

Ealing Council is introducing the Tetra Pak-style cartons as it continues to find even more ways to recycle and encourage households to do their bit for the environment. Around 400 tonnes of waste could be saved from landfill by recycling these cartons as part of the borough’s green box recycling collection service.

The paper-based cartons, which are used for things like orange juice, smoothies, soups and wine, can be recycled into a number of different products, ranging from plasterboard liner to high-strength paper bags and envelopes.

More than 12 tonnes was collected in the first two weeks of the clear sack recycling service, which launched on 16 November to residents in flats with 13-24 properties, flats above shops and properties on red routes.

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