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Topic: Re:  It's easy to see what is in a green box
Posted by: Philippa Bond
Date/Time: 31/05/13 14:14:00

Topic: Brent Votes 'Yes' to Compulsory Recycling


Posted by: Philippa Bond
Date/Time: 12/02/08 13:26:00 


Our neighbours the London Borough of Brent voted on Monday to bring in compulsory recycling.  H&F are running some in part of their borough too.

Here is their Press Release:

"NEWS RELEASE

No: PR 3191
Date: 11 February 2008
Contact: Jason Grimsley
Immediate Release  Direct Line: 020 8937 5430
Email jason.grimsley@brent.gov.uk

Brent to make recycling compulsory

Brent Council is to make recycling compulsory from June this year in homes with access to its green box scheme.

The council’s Executive committee, meeting on February 11, voted to adopt the policy after extensive consultation found that local people supported the move.

Brent’s scheme would emphasise educating and encouraging local people, with prosecution only as a last resort for persistent non-recyclers.

The main reason for introducing it would be to help Brent protect the environment. Recycling produces less greenhouse gases than sending waste to landfill, saves energy and cuts down on the use of resources.

Cutting ten per cent from the amount sent to landfill would also save Brent an estimated £615,000 in landfill taxes and fees for disposal in a full year – and more in future, says the report.

Other London councils have introduced compulsory schemes with marked success. For example Barnet, where recycling levels increased by over ten per cent in the months after the introduction of compulsory recycling.

Of 770 Brent people who responded to a consultation on the introduction of compulsory recycling in the borough, 97 per cent said recycling was important and 78 per cent backed the proposal.

Councillor Irwin Van Colle, Brent Council's Lead Member for Environment, Planning and Culture, said: “I’m really pleased we’ve made this decision to go-ahead and adopt compulsory recycling.

“This is about protecting the environment and cutting waste. Local people told us that this is really important to them.

“It’s easy to recycle with your green box, which is why local people are recycling more and more. Compulsory recycling is aimed at the minority who don’t make any effort to use their green box at all.”

Recycling is on the up in Brent – reaching a 21.7 per cent rate in 2006/7 - but the council has pledged to reach a 30 per cent by 2010. To achieve that, officers believe they need to get more people to use the green box service.

Compulsory recycling will require anyone with access to the green box service to recycle plastic bottles, glass bottles and jars, paper, cans, the Yellow Pages, textiles and shoes, batteries and foil. Nothing that could go in the green box could be thrown away in the grey rubbish bin.

Participation would be monitored, and recycling officers would visit anyone failing to take part to explain how to do it. Only people who ‘persistently and deliberately’ failed to take part would be prosecuted. Offenders could be fined up to £1,000." 


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They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way22/02/13 22:53:00 Sam Hearn Cllr
   Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way22/02/13 23:39:00 Richard Jennings
   Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way22/02/13 23:44:00 Thomas Barry
      Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way22/02/13 23:47:00 David Giles
         Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way23/02/13 00:18:00 Brian Coyle
         Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way23/02/13 00:23:00 Richard Jennings
      Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way23/02/13 09:56:00 David Giles
   Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way23/02/13 10:08:00 bobby osborne
   Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way23/02/13 11:32:00 Tim Henderson
      Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way23/02/13 12:05:00 John Hickman
         Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way23/02/13 12:08:00 Jules Maupin
            Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way23/02/13 12:48:00 Jennifer Selig
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way23/02/13 12:59:00 David Giles
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way23/02/13 13:06:00 Tim Henderson
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way23/02/13 16:39:00 David Giles
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way24/02/13 09:33:00 Claire Moran
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way24/02/13 10:12:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way24/02/13 10:21:00 Claire Moran
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way24/02/13 11:05:00 Charles Campbell
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way24/02/13 23:01:00 Anna Beck
   Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way24/02/13 11:17:00 Loraine Pemberton
      Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way24/02/13 11:21:00 Keith Iddon
         Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way24/02/13 19:20:00 David Giles
            Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way03/04/13 19:07:00 Philippa Bond
               Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way03/04/13 20:41:00 Alan McBride
               Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way03/04/13 23:13:00 Jennifer Selig
                  Re: What about voting for mandatory recycling of certain things04/04/13 17:58:00 Philippa Bond
                     Mandatory wheeled bins04/04/13 18:01:00 John Todd
                        Re:Mandatory wheeled bins04/04/13 21:23:00 Jennifer Selig
                           Re:Re:Mandatory wheeled bins04/04/13 21:45:00 Peter Millman
                              Re:Re:Re:Mandatory wheeled bins04/04/13 22:31:00 Jennifer Selig
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Mandatory wheeled bins04/04/13 23:44:00 Guy Lambert
                                    Grove Park (and other specified areas) Trial of wheeled bins. Decision called-in by Chiswick Cllrs05/04/13 08:30:00 John Todd
                           Re:Re:Mandatory wheeled bins05/04/13 10:20:00 Elizabeth Ross
                     Re:Re: What about voting for mandatory recycling of certain things05/04/13 10:55:00 Sarah Felstead
                  Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way05/04/13 09:38:00 Philippa Bond
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way05/04/13 10:33:00 Dan Murphy
                      Wheelie Bins 05/04/13 10:37:00 John Todd
                        Re: Wheelie Bins - the official reasons05/04/13 11:02:00 Andy Murray
                           Re:Re: Wheelie Bins - the official reasons05/04/13 12:00:00 Philippa Bond
                              Re:Re:Re: Wheelie Bins - the official reasons26/10/14 14:07:00 Annette Pettman
   Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way31/05/13 08:33:00 Tim Henderson
      Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way31/05/13 09:34:00 Philippa Bond
         Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way31/05/13 10:33:00 Keith Iddon
         Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way31/05/13 10:35:00 Dan Murphy
            Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way31/05/13 12:24:00 Richard Jennings
               Re:  It's easy to see what is in a green box31/05/13 14:14:00 Philippa Bond
      Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way31/05/13 14:08:00 Sam Jones
         Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way31/05/13 15:34:00 Claudia Jachtmann
            Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way31/05/13 21:59:00 Sam Jones
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way31/05/13 23:02:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way01/06/13 00:51:00 Philippa Bond
                     We don't want Wheelie Bins in Grove Park01/06/13 12:34:00 David Giles
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way27/10/14 12:54:00 Rima Jones
      Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way01/06/13 16:03:00 Charles Campbell
         Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way01/06/13 17:28:00 Richard Jennings
            Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way01/06/13 17:34:00 Charles Campbell
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way01/06/13 18:16:00 Richard Jennings
            Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way01/06/13 18:38:00 Tim Henderson
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way01/06/13 23:59:00 Ian Anniss
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way02/06/13 06:23:00 Dan Murphy
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way02/06/13 06:35:00 Dan Murphy
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way27/10/14 12:30:00 Jeni Evans
   Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way07/11/13 09:17:00 Tim Henderson
      Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way07/11/13 09:43:00 David Giles
         Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way07/11/13 14:03:00 Philippa Bond
            Re:Re:Re:Re:They are at it again .. Wheelie Bins are on the Way07/11/13 19:05:00 David Giles
   Wheelie Bin - Public Perception Survey06/12/13 09:58:00 Tim Henderson
      Re:Wheelie Bin - Public Perception Survey06/12/13 10:54:00 Philippa Bond
   Wheelie Bins are on the Way (I wish)06/12/13 12:10:00 Richard Greenhough
      Re:Wheelie Bins are on the Way (I wish)06/12/13 12:12:00 Keith Iddon
         Re:Re:Wheelie Bins are on the Way (I wish)06/12/13 12:30:00 Richard Greenhough
            Re:Re:Re:Wheelie Bins are on the Way (I wish)06/12/13 15:53:00 Philippa Bond
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Wheelie Bins are on the Way (I wish)06/12/13 16:26:00 Richard Greenhough
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Wheelie Bins are on the Way (I wish)06/12/13 16:33:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Wheelie Bins are on the Way (I wish)06/12/13 16:45:00 Keith Iddon
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Wheelie Bins are on the Way (I wish)06/12/13 17:10:00 Philippa Bond
                           bumping thread25/10/14 18:28:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                              Re:bumping thread26/10/14 14:44:00 Trudie Fuller
                                 Re:Re:bumping thread26/10/14 15:06:00 Caroline Carney
                                    Re:Re:Re:bumping thread26/10/14 15:47:00 Trudie Fuller
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:bumping thread26/10/14 17:16:00 Caroline Carney
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:bumping thread26/10/14 17:32:00 Tracey Szwagrzak
                                    Re:Re:Re:bumping thread26/10/14 17:09:00 Tracey Szwagrzak
                                    Re:Re:Re:bumping thread26/10/14 19:12:00 Richard Jennings
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:bumping thread26/10/14 21:30:00 Caroline Carney
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:bumping thread26/10/14 22:04:00 Tracey Szwagrzak
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:bumping thread26/10/14 22:18:00 Richard Jennings
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:bumping thread27/10/14 07:01:00 Tracey Szwagrzak
                                 Re:Re:bumping thread26/10/14 15:10:00 Jim Lawes
                                    Re:Re:Re:bumping thread26/10/14 15:27:00 Trudie Fuller
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:bumping thread26/10/14 16:57:00 Jim Lawes
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:bumping thread26/10/14 23:39:00 Julian Pavey
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:bumping thread26/10/14 23:56:00 Jim Lawes
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:bumping thread27/10/14 11:34:00 Trudie Fuller
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:bumping thread27/10/14 20:15:00 Raymond DIcon
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:thumping bread27/10/14 20:18:00 Richard Greenhough
                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:thumping bread27/10/14 23:55:00 Richard Jennings
                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:thumping bread28/10/14 07:29:00 Rob Reynolds
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:bumping thread29/10/14 09:17:00 Rima Jones
                                                         Wheelie bin29/10/14 12:46:00 Fay Kazemi
                                                            Re:Wheelie bin29/10/14 13:22:00 Elizabeth Ross
                                                               Re:Re:Wheelie bin29/10/14 13:33:00 Olivia Cook
                                                                  Re:Re:Re:Wheelie bin29/10/14 13:49:00 Carl Wynne
                                                                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Wheelie bin29/10/14 14:10:00 Caroline Carney
                                                                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Wheelie bin29/10/14 14:28:00 Fay Kazemi
                                                                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Wheelie bin29/10/14 16:08:00 Tracey Szwagrzak
                                                                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Wheelie bin29/10/14 16:10:00 Rima Jones
                                                                  Re:Re:Re:Wheelie bin29/10/14 14:00:00 Richard Greenhough
                                                                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Wheelie bin29/10/14 14:22:00 Elizabeth Ross

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