Recycling and waste plans
Ealing Council is committed to improving its waste management. The government has set strict recycling targets for local authorities - Ealing has been set the target of recycling 40% of residents' waste by April 2011.
Ealing aims to achieve this target through several initiatives:
- refuse and recycling collections on the same day - making it easier for residents to remember when to put all their waste out
- improved kerbside collection (green box and food waste) performance and public participation in the scheme
- the recycling of plastics on the kerbside collection
- improving participation in the garden waste collection service and weekly collections using re-usable sacks
- much higher recycling performance in Ealing's re-use and recycling centres
- promoting home composting
- building local community capacity for local re-use of electrical items and furniture
- exanding recycling collection services to schools
- community outreach - visiting schools and local community groups as well as holding recycling roadshows across the borough
The council aims to partially achieve these by attracting outside funding and through the 'Clean and Green' contract that began in March 2005. This contract will govern how we handle waste in the borough for the foreseeable future and is likely to have a fairly major impact on our recycling rates.
For more information about Ealing's waste plans download the Waste Collection Strategy for Ealing 20032013 or Ealing's Waste Minimisation Strategy (word) .The London Mayor's Municipal Waste Strategy (September 2003) is also useful to help to understand the context in which the council are working.