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More recycling in Southwark in 2004

The London Recycling Fund is giving £265,000 to expand recycling in Southwark.

From early next year residents with street access will be able to recycle glass and cans from their homes. This is in addition to newspapers which many householders are already recycling through Southwark Council's Blue Box scheme.

New collection bags and boxes will be distributed by the Council to all eligible residents from mid-January with the first collections taking place in February.

Door to door recycling collections cannot be made on housing estates but,
due to an earlier successful bid to the London Recycling Fund, recycling
centres for paper, glass and cans are being placed on estates across the borough.

Cllr Richard Thomas, Executive Member for Environment & Transport, said: "It'll make recycling really hassle-free, and is another example of our commitment to a cleaner, greener Southwark."

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