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New ‘on the go’ recycling bins for Southwark

Southwark Council is about to complete the installation of a series of new ‘on the go’ recycling bins in some of its busiest locations.

Around 100 bins are being fitted by the council, working in partnership with Veolia Environmental Services and Metro, with the final ones due to be installed over the next week.

The bins have been sponsored by Metro to try and encourage people to recycle their free Metro newspaper once they have finished reading it.

They are being placed at busy transport hubs and popular tourist areas such as City Hall to make it easier for people to recycle when they are out.

Southwark Council cabinet member for transport, environment and recycling said: “People are increasingly keen to recycle where they can. With our partners at Veolia Environmental Services, we are working hard to make recycling easier in Southwark and these new bins that allow you to put your newspapers, cans and plastic cups all in the one place are a brilliant way to make it easy for busy Londoners to do their bit.”

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