tumble in bumper month for recycling
2002 saw the highest ever levels of recycling in Wandsworth
with more than 1,000 tonnes collected for the very first time
in a single month.
also saw three separate environmental records broken.
total of 1,108 tonnes of glass, paper, cardboard, tins and
garden waste was collected for recycling across the borough.
The previous record was 904 tonnes from exactly 12 months
the four weeks, 615 tonnes of paper and cardboard, 191 tonnes
of glass, 176 tonnes of garden waste, 19 tonnes of tin cans
and 107 tonnes of mixed items from two pilot recycling schemes
addition to this amount, 34 tonnes of unwanted fridges were
also collected for recycling.
lions share of the amount came from the council's Rainbow
Sack scheme, which sees paper, cardboard, glass and tin collected
free of charge every week from residents' doorsteps, as part
of their normal refuse collection. In November the service
picked up 719 tonnes of recyclable material, beating the previous
record of 509 tonnes from November 2001.
also saw 213 tonnes of goods deposited at the borough's extensive
network of recycling banks. This beats the previous record,
also dating back to November 2001, of 198 tonnes.
The combined total collected through the Rainbow sack service
and deposited at recycling banks
of 932 tonnes beats the previous best of 707 tonnes, also
from November 2001.
to increse recycling levels in Putney 21.01.03
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