As we mentioned earlier in the year (Lambeth recycling rate soars!), we are now recycling a fantastic 46% of our waste. The following fun facts show just what a positive impact recycling can have:
- Last year, Lambeth residents recycled enough plastic bottles to make a fleece jacket for every resident in Lambeth, Wandsworth, Southwark and Kensington and Chelsea!
- The water saved by recycling paper in Lambeth last year could fill 971 Olympic swimming pools!
- By recycling, Lambeth residents saved £1.4 million in disposal costs.
The theme of this year’s Recycle Week is Recycling at Home and Away and as such, we are encouraging Lambeth residents to recycle while out and about and at home.
Recycling while out and about
- Local recycling points and commuter recycling bins
There are over 28 local recycling points around the borough where you can recycle a range of different materials.
To find your nearest site and see what you can recycle there; visit our local recycling point webpage.
You will also find recycling bins for newspapers and magazines at 14 of the main train and tube stations in the borough.
- Lambeth libraries
Did you know that you can now recycle household batteries at your local library? Don’t forget that you can also collect orange sacks from all libraries if you have run out.
Many of the larger stores now accept plastic bags for recycling. Alongside plastic bags, you can recycle other plastic film such as bread bags, wrappers for toilet and kitchen roll and multi-pack wrappings, from products such as baked beans and drinks cans.
Recycling at home
Did you know that you can now recycle plastic pots, tubs and trays alongside plastic bottles? This includes yoghurt pots, ice cream tubs and the tray from your ready meal or meat.
Also, have you thought about the plastics in other areas of the house? The bathroom is full of plastic bottles, all of which can be recycled. And packaging from cleaning products, such as bleach bottles can also be recycled in your orange sack or estate bin.