New waste and recycling service is being rolled out in the Haringey area
By poppy_smith | Friday, October 05, 2012, 11:44
By the end of October the whole of Haringey will benefit from the new waste and recycling service which has seen recycling rates soar.
The third and final phase of the new service extends to Northumberland Park, Tottenham and Seven Sisters on the week beginning 22 October.
The first phase of the new waste service - which involves collecting most waste every week and non-recyclable waste every other week - began in Muswell Hill in March, and early indications are that it has already increased recycling rates in the borough.
The second phase, which began in June, included the area from Crouch End to Tottenham Green.
This third and final phase involves streets in the east of the borough, from Seven Sisters up through the whole of Tottenham to the borough boundary.
Every household in this third phase has received a letter explaining the changes.
A calendar with the collection day clearly stated will be delivered to all households when they receive their new recycling wheelie bin just before the new service begins.
Cllr Nilgun Canver, Cabinet Member for the Environment said: "We want everyone to make the effort to recycle more, even if they have never done it before. Simply putting cardboard, plastic, paper and bottles into your recycling bin will vastly reduce the amount of waste going into your non-recyclable bin and the amount going to landfill and incineration. Bones can now also be added to food recycling waste so there is no food that cannot be recycled. I hope this will help us build on efforts to improve recycling in the borough, doing our bit to save money and protect the environment for future generations."
To prevent fly-tipping and encourage more recycling the council provides free bulky waste collections for recyclable furniture, and unwanted mattresses will also be collected free and recycled where possible.
For details of services contact the Veolia Contact Centre on 020 8885 7700 or email email@example.com
For further information visit our bin collection page.