We are trying out a new way to recycle
In Lambeth we are committed to improving the way we collect your waste and increasing the amount we recycle. To help us achieve this we are trialling the use of green wheeled recycling bins instead of your usual recycling sacks in the Herne Hill area.
We believe that the green bins will be easy to use and, unlike the clear recycling sacks, the closed lids will prevent them being opened by foxes and other wildlife. This will help keep our streets cleaner.
If the trial is successful we will be extending the service to the rest of the borough to replace the clear recycling sacks. The green wheeled bins will be in addition to the normal black waste bins that you already have.
Why are we trialling new recycling bins?
We believe that the new bin will make it easier to store your recycling between collections and will also keep it contained, meaning fewer spillages and cleaner pavements. The new bin will give you a lot more room for your recycling. It also means that you no longer need to use clear recycling sacks which is better for the environment.
Recycling is important for a number of reasons. The more we recycle the more we reduce the impact on our environment. It also saves us money – the cost of disposing of rubbish in your black bin is almost six times as much as recycling it.
Find out more
If your property is included in the trial you will receive a letter shortly. You can also find out more about the trial on our recycling bin guide webpage, which also includes a frequently asked questions section.
To find out more about your waste and recycling services, please visit www.lambeth.gov.uk/recycling.