Thank you! H&F residents leave little to waste

Residents in Hammersmith & Fulham are among the very best in the country when it comes to producing less household waste.

According to government figures, H&F residents produced 263kg of waste per person last year – well below the national average of 390kg.

This makes H&F residents sixth best in England for minimising the amount of waste they produce.

Here’s the best and the worst according to the government’s latest figures.

The 7 best councils for reducing household waste
Ranking Annual collected household waste per person
1. Camden 236.8kg
2. Tower Hamlets 237.5kg
3. Islington 242.5kg
4. Ealing 250.8kg
5. Lambeth 257.0kg
6. Hammersmith & Fulham 262.5kg
7. East Devon District Council 274.1kg
The 7 worst councils for reducing household waste
Ranking Annual collected household waste per person
1. Council of the Isles of Scilly 677.8kg
2. Rutland County Council 514.2kg
3. East Riding of Yorkshire Council 499.8kg
4. North Lincolnshire Council 490.7kg
5. Shropshire 486.3kg
6. West Berkshire District Council 483.8kg
7. City of London 482.7kg

“These figures show H&F residents are performing brilliantly to tackle one of the biggest environmental issues we face - minimising household waste,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment.

“Protecting our environment means cutting the amount of plastic contaminating our oceans and spending fewer scarce resources on producing packaging we simply throw away – and H&F residents are leading the way on that, producing far less waste than most. But, there’s still a lot of work to do.

“The long-term solution for our planet is not about simply increasing the amount we recycle. It’s about shopping more carefully, reusing as much as we can, using our resources more carefully and producing less waste.

“Hammersmith & Fulham residents should feel good about these figures.”

Getting children involved

Local environmental organisation, Urbanwise, works with local schools to help educate children on environmental issues.

“It’s great to hear that Hammersmith & Fulham residents are doing a wonderful job of minimising waste,” said Moya O’Hara from Urbanwise.

“This summer the council is working with local schools and Urbanwise on the 'Hammersmith & Fulham Mudlarks Project'.

“Children will be finding out how our waste is recycled, doing litter clean-ups along our waterways and coming up with their own solutions on reducing plastic waste to share with residents and businesses.

“So we hope there will be even more improvements in waste reduction in the borough in the future."

Learn more about what you can and can’t recycle in H&F.

See what we’re doing to become the greenest borough in Britain.

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