New recycle bins across the borough

From the council’s Green Matters page

a bin yesterday.
The Council is installing 80 new on-the-go recycling bins across the borough.The bins have two compartments one for recycling and one for litter allowing passers-by to recycle their newspapers plastic bottles drinks cans glass bottles and cartons.The first bins were rolled out as part of a trial in Hackney Central Stoke Newington and Shoreditch last Spring. It was a big success with over 40 tonnes of material recycled in them last year.The bins proved a big hit with the public with almost all of residents asked saying they wanted to see more of them around Hackney.For the first time the bins are also being installed in parks. They can already be found in the newly refurbished Hoxton Square and will soon be available in other parks.New bins are also being placed in Stoke Newington High Street Lower Clapton Road Hackney Road and the south end of Kingsland Road.

I spotted one of these myself on Mare Street at the weekend. The sticker lists pretty much every kind of recyclable on it including tetrapaks. Good work Hackney!”

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    ewebber - 21 June 2011, 11:49 am

    Great stuff, I have seen a few of these around, but undoubtably can’t find one when I have an empty bottle or can to throw away – the more the better ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Martin - 27 June 2011, 9:02 am

    Good work, Hackney! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hackney Recycles

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    jamieb - 27 June 2011, 9:28 am

    Hehe fantastic!

    Shame they don’t have a section for batteries. In Madrid they have these freestanding illuminated advertising hordings on street corners and all of them have a batttery recycling slot. GB is shockingly bad at recycling batteries – >95% go to landfill :-(“

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    Martin - 27 June 2011, 9:34 am

    There are battery recycling places in a lot of supermarkets now – http://www.recycleforlondon.com/content/recycle-out-and-about lists most of my nearby Tesco and Sainsburys branches when I select the ‘batteries’ link.

    It also seems to suggest you can put them in your green box in Hackney, which I didn’t know!

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    jamieb - 27 June 2011, 10:14 am

    Oh yes so they do:

    Batteries (put old household batteries in a bag to keep them separate. Car batteries should be left next to the green box).

    The law changed a little while back so shops that sell batteries now have to provide collection facilities. But there’s been bugger all messaging about it so I don’t think many people are aware of it.”

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