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Council bids to boost recycling in Kingston

 As part of the council’s drive to recycle more and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, from Monday 3 July, only one black wheelie bin from each household will be emptied on collection days.

 Any additional black bins in use will be retrieved by Veolia, the council’s waste and recycling collection contractor, over the next two weeks.
 
Residents who struggle to fit all their non-recyclable waste into one black wheelie bin can contact the council to discuss their need for extra capacity. There is no limit to the number of recycling containers that can be ordered and additional recycling will continue to be collected. 
 
Residents can also take any extra waste or recycling to the Household Reuse and Recycling Centre (the tip) on Villiers Road, where a wide range of items can be recycled, including garden waste, wood, textiles and larger electrical items. A chargeable “bulky waste” collection service for larger items is also available. 
 
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is already one of the the top boroughs in London for recycling. Last year, Kingston residents recycled or composted 45.8% of all household waste and the Council hopes to increase this to 50%. 
 
Councillor Phil Doyle portfolio holder for residents services, said:

 “Kingston is proud to be one of the top three boroughs in London for recycling. We need to work with our residents to ensure we all do our bit to reduce waste. Recycling or composting is not only good for our environment, it also saves the council money which could be better spent on other services for the local community.”

For further information or to order recycling containers please visit www.kingston.gov.uk/recycling or ring our Customer Contact Centre on 020 8547 5002 from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. Please note that our busiest times are between 12 and 2pm.