Flat dwellers in Hounslow can recycle food waste

Up to 3,500 residents living in flats in Hounslow will be able to recycle food waste for the first time this spring.

The new service from Hounslow Council, funded with more than £133,000 from the London Waste and Recycling Board, will provide ‘caddies’ to enable residents to recycle food.

Cllr Colin Ellar, deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for environment, said: “These new caddies will enable people living in flats to recycle food and be on a par with other residents”.

“It also helps push Hounslow’s recycling rate up which is good news for the environment and council tax payers as less money is spent on land fill tax.”

The new service is scheduled to start after April. Officers from the Council’s waste and recycling team will be in contact with managing agents and residents’ associations to provide further information.

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