We are running a recycling trial which will see temporary changes to the way recycling is collected at around 5,000 properties in Brent.
The trial will test the effectiveness of spliting recycling into to two separate bins, one with paper and carboard and one with containers (milk jugs, jars, tins etc.). This is on a small scale, so we can better understand the potential impacts it may have on residents, recycling rates and waste contamination.
The trial takes place over an eight week period between Monday, 3 October and Friday, 25 November as part of a trial of the proposed alternate weekly recycling service that the council recently consulted on.
Properties taking part in the trial have been sent a letter with all of the relevant information. These properties will be given a reusable, weatherproof blue sack to separate their paper and card into. The current blue-lidded recycling bin is to continue to be used for containers like plastic, tins and glass.
The paper and card sack will be collected on an alternate week to the usual recycling bin. For example:
- week 1 – we collect your paper and card sack
- week 2 – we collect your recycling bin.
Councillor Krupa Sheth, cabinet member for the environment said: "I would like to thank all the residents that are taking part in the trial. This will help us to better understand how we can improve recycling rates and if this has a positive impact for the environment.