Ker-ching: Kingston, Merton, Sutton and Kingston councils aim to crank up recycling

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A new recycling scheme will be rolled out across southwest London.

Ker-ching will be led by the South London Waste Partnership, as a joint initiative between Sutton, Merton, Kingston and Croydon.

The programme will use an advertising campaign to encourage more people to recycle.

Last year the four boroughs saved £5m in landfill tax through recycling 69,621 tons of rubbish.

The councils want to crank up recycling levels to save even more cash in future.

Colin Hall, chairman of the South London Waste Partnership Joint Committee, said: "Whether it’s plastic, bottles, paper or glass, recycling will help to save your community money that can be spent on other services."

Last year 37 per cent of domestic waste collected in Sutton was recycled.

Ker-ching will run through June to July.
 

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7:02am Mon 9 Jun 14

ArfurTowcrate says...

"The councils want to crank up recycling levels to save even more cash in future."

Oh no they don't.

The councils want to crank up incineration levels and are using this propaganda about recycling as a fig leaf to hide their real plans.
"The councils want to crank up recycling levels to save even more cash in future." Oh no they don't. The councils want to crank up incineration levels and are using this propaganda about recycling as a fig leaf to hide their real plans. ArfurTowcrate
  • Score: 11

7:30am Mon 9 Jun 14

vacillation says...

Will we still need to wash items clean, driving up our bills and fatty deposits in to drains and Fatbergs?
Will we still need to wash items clean, driving up our bills and fatty deposits in to drains and Fatbergs? vacillation
  • Score: 4

8:40am Mon 9 Jun 14

Mr Flange of Wallington says...

vacillation wrote:
Will we still need to wash items clean, driving up our bills and fatty deposits in to drains and Fatbergs?
No you don't. Let the recyclers wash it.
[quote][p][bold]vacillation[/bold] wrote: Will we still need to wash items clean, driving up our bills and fatty deposits in to drains and Fatbergs?[/p][/quote]No you don't. Let the recyclers wash it. Mr Flange of Wallington
  • Score: 8

11:00am Mon 9 Jun 14

David7 says...

Kerching! Is that the sound of the allowances this committee will pocket while achieving b*gger all?

Recycling rates in Sutton have fallen alarmingly over recent years. This article singularly fails to mention that fact.
Kerching! Is that the sound of the allowances this committee will pocket while achieving b*gger all? Recycling rates in Sutton have fallen alarmingly over recent years. This article singularly fails to mention that fact. David7
  • Score: 5

12:44pm Mon 9 Jun 14

kingstonpaul says...

David7 wrote:
Kerching! Is that the sound of the allowances this committee will pocket while achieving b*gger all?

Recycling rates in Sutton have fallen alarmingly over recent years. This article singularly fails to mention that fact.
And the reason why recycling rates have dropped off is that councils like Kingston have (a) made the schemes unnecessarily complex and burdensome; (b) introduced so many recycling bins that our front gardens look like scrap dealerships.
I for one chuck all my food into the landfill waste these days; can't be bothered messing around with those stupid 'caddy' things. What use is a caddybag when you've had a few friends round for mussels and chips, and there's enough leftover shells to fill the back of a dustcart...
[quote][p][bold]David7[/bold] wrote: Kerching! Is that the sound of the allowances this committee will pocket while achieving b*gger all? Recycling rates in Sutton have fallen alarmingly over recent years. This article singularly fails to mention that fact.[/p][/quote]And the reason why recycling rates have dropped off is that councils like Kingston have (a) made the schemes unnecessarily complex and burdensome; (b) introduced so many recycling bins that our front gardens look like scrap dealerships. I for one chuck all my food into the landfill waste these days; can't be bothered messing around with those stupid 'caddy' things. What use is a caddybag when you've had a few friends round for mussels and chips, and there's enough leftover shells to fill the back of a dustcart... kingstonpaul
  • Score: 4

4:16pm Mon 9 Jun 14

CosmosLondon says...

The comments on this story I find rather alarming and they demonstrate why we are all living on a giant scrap heap. The mentality of local people reflects our culture of laziness and passing the buck and blame culture which has arisen over recent years.

It all stinks of "I'm alright Jack" and people who can't be bothered to wash up a few jars and let somebody else deal with all that.

Take a good look at yourselves folks and think of your children and grand children for once!
The comments on this story I find rather alarming and they demonstrate why we are all living on a giant scrap heap. The mentality of local people reflects our culture of laziness and passing the buck and blame culture which has arisen over recent years. It all stinks of "I'm alright Jack" and people who can't be bothered to wash up a few jars and let somebody else deal with all that. Take a good look at yourselves folks and think of your children and grand children for once! CosmosLondon
  • Score: 1

12:53am Tue 10 Jun 14

vacillation says...

CosmosLondon wrote:
The comments on this story I find rather alarming and they demonstrate why we are all living on a giant scrap heap. The mentality of local people reflects our culture of laziness and passing the buck and blame culture which has arisen over recent years.

It all stinks of "I'm alright Jack" and people who can't be bothered to wash up a few jars and let somebody else deal with all that.

Take a good look at yourselves folks and think of your children and grand children for once!
No comments appear to be against recycling, only critical of the policies adopted by the councils to introduce it.
Overly complicated and rewarding recycling companies for doing only half a job, demanding individual households use precious energy and water resources to clean the items for the recycling companies when this could be done more efficiently in a single location.
My own observation was the additional levels of fat and foodstuff entering the sewer systems risking them clogging and the items that should be in the sewers finding their way back out again.
Think of the children and grand-children then.
[quote][p][bold]CosmosLondon[/bold] wrote: The comments on this story I find rather alarming and they demonstrate why we are all living on a giant scrap heap. The mentality of local people reflects our culture of laziness and passing the buck and blame culture which has arisen over recent years. It all stinks of "I'm alright Jack" and people who can't be bothered to wash up a few jars and let somebody else deal with all that. Take a good look at yourselves folks and think of your children and grand children for once![/p][/quote]No comments appear to be against recycling, only critical of the policies adopted by the councils to introduce it. Overly complicated and rewarding recycling companies for doing only half a job, demanding individual households use precious energy and water resources to clean the items for the recycling companies when this could be done more efficiently in a single location. My own observation was the additional levels of fat and foodstuff entering the sewer systems risking them clogging and the items that should be in the sewers finding their way back out again. Think of the children and grand-children then. vacillation
  • Score: -1

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