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Friday 17 March 2006 2.31pm
Extracts from a Southwark press release just received:
Southwark Council wrote:
Southwark residents can now recycle plastic food trays, yoghurt pots, margarine tubs and all plastic bottles including shampoo and detergent containers through the weekly blue box collection scheme.
Previously, only plastic drinks bottles were collected through the scheme.

Glass bottles and jars, cans, paper, card and cardboard are also collected on a weekly basis.

Southwark Council wrote:
Some plastics such as clingfilm, plastic bags and plastic wrapping cannot be recycled through the blue box scheme. For more information on recycling, contact Southwark Council on 020 7525 2000, visit or email

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Friday 17 March 2006 7.29pm
"For more information on recycling, contact Southwark Council on 020 7525 2000, visit or email"

Don't bother! its a waste of time, I tried all of those and you either get no answer or an incorrect one. The best information is here, on James's website.

I went to the launch of the new wormery initiative this morning (will post about it later in the wormery thread) and was assured by some sensible-sounding people that in the next week or two the updated website will be live, the contact centre will be informed, text on the recycling banks changed, and leaflets delivered. But you heard it here first!
Tuesday 21 March 2006 10.38pm
The Southwark website has been updated and is now as up-to-date as us on here!
Monday 3 April 2006 8.41am
Not sure if this is new, or if I just didn't notice it before, but the recycling point at the Bricklayers Arms end of Great Dover Street now has a sticker on the can bin letting you know that you can put plastic bottles in as well as cans. I assume that other recycling points will be the same.
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