Plans for a new charity textile recycling service in Barking & Dagenham will include a new tag delivery system.
The tag, which can be tied to any black refuse sack, will either be printed on recycled PVC or laminated paper and will have the details of what can be recycled printed on it. There will also be a free phone number to call to book collection.
Osborne Partnership Charity and Lawrence M Barry & Co (LMB) will begin the service in June 2007 initially covering the Valence and Becontree wards, with approximately 8,500 homes, aiming to roll it out to 70,000 households in the borough.
Each tag can be reused making it cost effective and is also an alternative to a different coloured bag. The idea behind it is to help residents identify the bags and collections with an official organisation rather than a scam.
The charity, which provides accredited training for adults with learning disabilities, wants the tags to be available in all libraries similar to the boroughs current green waste bags.
Waste management company Shanks is sponsoring the pilot, with the project being promoted as supporting local people in the area.