Ten local residents have been rewarded for recycling with cash prizes of £500 in Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s Golden Ticket recycling prize draw.
The scheme is to encourage more residents to recycle by putting their contact details on a ‘Golden Ticket’ leaving it out for collection in their clean recycling. If your ticket is picked out at random at H&F’s sorting facility, you win a cash prize.
The first 10 winners have been notified of their success following the first prize draws, which took place on Friday 30 October.
“We need everyone to recycle more. It’s better for the environment and saves money that can be spent on essential services,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents’ Services.
“We hope this scheme gets residents’ attention and the success of these first winners will spur even more to recycle and give themselves a chance of winning.”
On Friday the ten randomly-selected winners were notified of their success, with the lucky folk including H&F residents Sameem Malek, Olivier Vincens and Tim McCarthy.
Tim, who moved to Tasso Road, Fulham from Ottawa, Canada in 2001, with his wife, Shellen Liao, said recycling was something they were used to doing, but was delighted to get cash for doing it this time.
He said: “In Canada, we recycled kitchen waste and a lot of plastic, glass and metal. It all cuts down on the garbage that has to be thrown out and mean less has to be buried or burned.”
Even his four-year-old son Michael is getting into good habits early, learning which bottles he can put out to recycle.
“I’ve filled out all the Golden Tickets and put one out every week now,” added Tim.
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.
Residents are also being invited to give their opinion on how the council can improve its services to keep streets cleaner and boost recycling levels.
If you see dumped rubbish or other waste on H&F streets, you can let us know using the Report It app and we’ll get someone out to clear it up.