Watch your waste this month with West London Waste

Release Date: 30 August 2017

West London Waste’s Library tour will be in Richmond upon Thames on 5, 19 and 25 September with events at Teddington, Whitton and Hampton libraries.

This year residents can find out how they can reduce waste from food, electronics, textiles, nappies and furniture.

It is part of the Council’s wider work to improve waste and recycling practices across the borough which includes running a repaint scheme in Townmead where people bring in unwanted good quality paint which is given away community groups or other members of the public to reuse.

The tour will hit Teddington Library during Zero Waste Week, a campaign to raise awareness of the environmental impact of waste and empowering participants to reduce waste.

Cllr Pamela Fleming, Cabinet Member for Environment said:

“We’re fully behind West London Waste’s efforts to encourage people to reduce waste.

“Whilst currently 42% of the borough's household waste is being recycled, and half of Richmond upon Thames residents recycle on a regular basis we can do better.

“Residents should take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about WLW’s messages and best practice guidelines.

“This is a great opportunity for us to not only protect our borough’s wonderful environment, but learn some great tips for saving up to £60 a month in the process.”

More information can be found on the West London Waste website

Notes for editors

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Reference: P402/17

Updated: 31 August 2017