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Recycling on Southwark’s estates gets easier

Recycling in Southwark is getting easier with the extension of the door to door collection service to more council estates in SE1.

Thousands of residents on estates already have paper, plastic bottles, card, glass bottles, jars and food and drink cans picked up through the weekly door to door collection scheme.

Starting next month, thousands more properties on estates across the borough will receive a clear bag for their recycling and an information leaflet.

Some of the SE1 estates to benefit from this change include:


    • Astley Cooper Estate
    • Dickens Estate
    • Lynton Estate
    • Neckinger Estate
    • Purbrook Estate
    • Rockingham Estate
    • Slippers Place
    • St Saviour's Estate
    Thorburn Square
    • Tyers Estate
    • Whites Grounds

These estates will be added to the scheme between February and mid-March.

15.7 tonnes of recycling is currently collected every week from bags left out by residents on council estates. 97.5 tonnes is picked up through the blue bag and box scheme which is used by residents with street access.

"By extending the door to door collection scheme to cover council estates we are making it as easy as possible for residents to recycle," says Cllr Richard Thomas, executive member for environment and transport.

"By the end of March, over 21,000 properties on estates will be included in the clear bag recycling scheme.

"Southwark's recycling rate has quadrupled and now stands at fourteen per cent but we still all need to do more to ensure that we recycle as much as we possibly can."

For more information on recycling, contact Southwark Council on 020 7525 2000.
• The extension of the door to door recycling collection scheme started in July 2005 with properties included from the following local estates: Falcon Point, Kipling Street, Scovell and Setchell.

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