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Hackney introduces compulsory recycling

Hackney has taken a tough stance on recycling by introducing compulsory recycling today. In an attempt to hit its recycling target, persistent non-recyclers could face fines of up to £1000. According to the latest official figures (2004/05) from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Hackney’s recycling rate was 12.2%. The council now puts its rate at 17.5% - still short of its target of 18%, the minimum recycling target in the country. ...