Wheelie bin roadshow for residents

The first opportunity to meet the wheelies is at the Ealing Broadway shopping centre on Tuesday, 12 April where a special stall will be set up in the square outside Tesco from 11.30am to 4.30pm. Residents can visit the stall to take a look at the new wheelie bins, talk to council officers about how the new service will work and get expert advice on how to recycle more.

The roadshows will continue throughout April and in to May:

Ealing Broadway shopping centre, outside Tesco

12 April

11.30am- 4.30pm

Acton Market Place, opposite Morrisons

15 April

11.30am- 4.30pm

Greenford Broadway, next to Iceland

21 April

11.30am – 4pm

Northolt Leisure Centre

23 April

11am- 4pm

Ealing Town Hall (Nelson Room)

25 April 4pm- 6.30pm

Waitrose, West Ealing

26 April

11.30am- 4pm

Lidl, Southall Broadway, opposite Southall police station

28 April

11.30am- 5pm

Tesco Perivale 3 May 11.30am- 4.30pm

Ealing Broadway shopping centre, outside Tesco

7 May

11am- 5pm

The majority of the borough will move to a new recycling and rubbish collection system from Monday, 6 June. Rubbish and recycling will be collected from wheelie bins on alternate weeks, rubbish one week and recycling the next. Food waste will continue to be collected weekly.

Personalised letters are being sent to 95,000 properties in the borough with information on how the new service will work. The council has also set up a Facebook page to keep residents informed and give useful tips on how to recycle more. Wheelie bins will start to be delivered to households in May.

Keith Townsend, executive director for environment and customer services, said: “I know that a lot of residents want to do the right thing and recycle more and, based on the experiences of other London boroughs, the move to wheelie bins should help to achieve this. We are committed to keeping residents up to date about the upcoming changes and these roadshows will help to keep residents informed. I hope that local people will pop along on one of the dates, say hello and see the wheelies for themselves.”

For more information about the new rubbish and recycling service changes, go to www.ealing.gov.uk/bins. To stay up to date on Facebook, ‘like’ our page at www.facebook.com/ealingrecycling.