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New food waste and wheeled bin service rolls into H&F

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Image captionImage 1: Pictured left to right are the recycling wheeled bin, rubbish wheeled bin, outdoor food collection caddy and indoor kitchen caddy

First collections start 9 November

A new food waste and wheeled bin service is being launched in Hammersmith & Fulham.

The new services will be a major step forward in reducing waste, improving recycling and keeping borough streets clean and tidy. It will be rolled out across limited local areas to test the new system, before expanding more widely across the borough, using feedback from residents. See where the new service is being rolled out

“This is a major step forward for us in the battle to reduce the amount of waste we produce as a borough,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment.

“Residents have long asked for a food waste service. We’ve listened and now we’re delighted to be able to offer one. This improvement will mean a huge reduction in the amount of household rubbish produced across the borough and give our recycling rates a significant boost.”

Wheeled bins will also mean that rubbish can be stored safely and hygienically away from animals and birds. This should spell an end to residents waking up to find rubbish strewn across their road.

How does it work?

Residents in the selected areas have already been notified that they’ll be involved in the first wave of the scheme.

They will have recently received an indoor and outdoor caddy for food waste. And if their property allows, they will also have received two wheeled bins (one for recycling, one for rubbish).

All items that can be recycled should go in the green recycling wheeled bin. All leftover food waste goes in the caddy. And whatever remains – which hopefully shouldn’t be too much – goes in the black rubbish wheeled bin.

The collections take place weekly, and on the same day as residents’ current collection.

So, there is no change in collection days. You can check your current collection day here.

For households not involved in the prototype service, your waste collections will continue as normal.

Want more details?

For more information and a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our new bins web page.

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Image caption: Image 2: The 23 litre outdoor collection caddy