Spring into recycling

Merton Council is joining forces with Recycle Now, the national recycling campaign for England, to encourage people to think twice before throwing away the household waste they generate when spring cleaning.

The start of Spring is traditionally the time when many people start clearing out things they no longer use or need, but many people do not realise just how much of the stuff they traditionally throw away could be recycled. Julie Brown, of Recycle Now, explains.

“While we tend to be a nation of hoarders, Spring is often the time we chose to tidy our homes and organise our belongings. This year we are encouraging people to remember to recycle whilst they are de-cluttering their home. Recycling has never been easier with eight out of ten of homes now having access to kerbside collection services and even simple things like plastic bottles can be transformed into amazing products like fleece jackets.”

Councillor Linda Kirby, Cabinet Member for the Environment at Merton Council adds:
“Merton collects bigger items for recycling, as well as fridges, freezers, beds and old furniture. If you are unsure what can be recycled, or where, just phone 020 8545 4780 and speak to your local recycling officer, or visit http://www.recyclenow.com and use the postcode locator to find out which waste site is convenient for you.”