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Haringey rolls out estate recycling banks

Communal recycling bins are being introduced to all housing estates in the London Borough of Haringey as part of a recycling push.

The roll-out is part of the councils new Greenest Borough Strategy which calls for every resident to have easy access to recycling facilities.

A council spokesman said: We hope the rollout will help us in our efforts to hit a recycling rate of 32% in 2009/10, and that it will lead to further year-on-year increases as recycling becomes part of more residents' daily routines.

The banks will mean estate residents can deposit paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, tins, cans, glass bottles and jars without leaving the estate.

Once all the facilities have been sited the council will send out information about what can be recycled.

The council is also examining options to enable recycling collections from a small number of roads that cannot be accessed by its recycling vehicles.

Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Conservation Brian Haley said: Our new Greenest Borough Strategy sets out the need to ensure that every Haringey resident has easy access to high quality recycling facilities. Our rollout of the estates recycling banks is a massive step towards that goal.

Image: Cabinet Member for Environment and Conservation Brian Haley (left), and Cabinet Member for Housing John Bevan with one of the new banks on the Campsbourne Estate, Hornsey.

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