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Trial drives increased recycling rates

A 12 month trial of expanded waste collection services in Kingston has so far quadrupled recycling. The council launched the trial in March, in the Berrylands area, to analyse ideas and get residents feedback before the borough-wide waste contract is renewed in September 2008. Existing fortnightly recycled waste collections were increased to weekly pick ups and residents were given extra containers for organic food and garden waste, and cardboard. Non-recyclable ...