Pride of Waltham Forest awards
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Over the years the residents of Waltham Forest have helped to increase the recycling rate to 32% of what is currently collected from their doorsteps. We’d like to thank you - our residents - for working hard to recycle more. We know there is more to do and we want to hear from all residents on how we can work together to increase recycling rates even more, helping to make Waltham Forest an even better place to recycle more.
Currently refuse and recycling bins are collected weekly and food and garden waste combined bins are collected fortnightly- with the exception of those residents currently participating in a separate food waste collection trial.
We have been operating the same system for collecting our bins in Waltham Forest for over 12 years and lots has changed in that time. For example you can now recycle 85% of what is thrown away from your household, using the wheelie bins and other services provided to you on your doorstep, and we want to make it as easy as possible for all residents to do just this. We have researched four options and looked into the pros and cons of each one and want to hear your views on these options.