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Residents reap cash rewards for their great recycling

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Image captionImage 1: Cllr Wesley Harcourt (far left) with Golden Ticket winners (L-R) Iulia Ciutina, Rod Newing and Sameem Malek

Top recyclers from across the borough have received cash prizes in a special presentation this week.

Ten local residents scooped cash prizes of £500 in Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s Golden Ticket prize draw, which is hoped will encourage more residents to recycle their household waste.

On Wednesday, three of the ten winners visited the recycling facility in Wandsworth run by Western Riverside Waste Authority, which handles the council’s waste and recycling. There, they were taken on a short tour of the facility and presented with their winnings by Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents’ Services.

“Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all our residents who are taking part. Recycling is good for the environment and saves money that can be spent on essential services, so the more residents who do it, the better,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt.

“There are three more draws to come, so still lots of opportunities to take part, so do look carefully at what you’re putting in your recycling sacks and don’t forget to add your Golden Ticket too.”

The scheme works by residents putting their contact details on a ‘Golden Ticket’ and leaving it out for collection with their clean recycling. If your ticket is one of the ten picked from all the entries found at the sorting facility, you win a cash prize.

The three winners attending the presentation on Wednesday 25 November were Iulia Ciutina, of Fulham, Rod Newing of Hammersmith and Sameem Malek of Shepherds Bush.

Speaking of her win, lifelong H&F resident Mrs Malek said: “I am really pleased that I was one of the winners, but I didn’t really do anything different – I’ve always been a keen recycler and always check everything that I put out.

“We have all got to do our bit to recycle.”

Another delighted winner, not at the presentation, was Tim McCarthy of Tasso Road, Fulham.

He said: “It all cuts down on the garbage that has to be thrown out and means less has to be buried or burned.”

There are three more chances to win, with each of these draws offering 20 residents the chance to scoop £250 cash.

The draws take place on:

  • Draw 2 - Friday 18 December 2015
  • Draw 3 - Friday 12 February 2016
  • Draw 4 - Thursday 31 March 2016

For more details on the draw and how to get more golden tickets, visit the website of the council's waste authority.