'Paint it Black' Bags Win Consultation Vote

Acton residents stick with status quo by a narrow margin


Police Seize Cannabis Haul in Noel Road

Litter in Acton Park is a Load of Rubbish

Reality check on the streets of Acton

Jason Stacey has a long talk about rubbish

Acton High is "outstanding"

Why are we waiting? Newspaper skips a mess

Grass won't grow under bulb planters' feet

Ealing bins make Acton green with envy

Rubbish photographs make a point

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The results have been announced for Phase 2 of the refuse consultation to homes in 'undecided' areas of Ealing including all Acton wards (excluding Southfield - which decided to keep black sacks during the first phase of the consultation). 

The overall results are very close with 53% of the residents who returned forms opting to keep black sacks versus 47%  who opted for bins.  The breakdown by area results shows all areas of the borough with the exception of Southall selecting to keep black sacks.  

In Acton overall, of the 3,277 forms returned to Ealing Council, 1,864 respondents (56.88%) opted to keep black sacks whilst 1,413 (43.12%) showed a preference for wheelie bins.

Many Acton residents may also be interested to know that Ealing Council plan to improve and extend refuse and recycling services across the Borough. Improvements include:

* A same day service for missed collections reported before 5pm

* A appointment based bulky waste service - appointments to be given under seven days

* Introducing household plastic recycling - all plastic except furniture and toys to be collected

* Increasing garden waste recycling from once fortnightly to once a week using re-usable sacks

* Same day collections for refuse and recycling

* Next day street cleaning following collections

* Extending estates recycling programme to remaining Ealing Homes estates - a further 3224 properties

* Six month trial to 1,000 flats to offer dry mixed household recycling for various flats - above shops, red routes, blocks between 12-25 flats per block

* Pilot of communal bins for 20% of flats above shops

* Extra £1.5m for street cleaning enabling many more streets to be cleaned daily and many others to increase to twice weekly

* Offering further recycling boxes to high recyclers.

May 4, 2007