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London council drops doorstep recycling collections on estates

Hackney will be the first London council to abandon door-to-door recycling collections on some estates following recommendations from the London Fire Brigade (LFB). Door-to-door collections for high-rise buildings have been ruled out when the LFB raised concerns that recyclable materials left in corridors could affect escape routes and posed a fire risk. Hackney Council said had these fire risks were verified by independent fire safety consultants.An LFB spokesman ...