|South Acton Most Improved Recycling Ward|
£20,000 will be awarded for local improvements
South Acton Ward has won the top spot for most improved recycling ward in the Borough, bagging £20,000 to be spent on local improvements. Participation rates improved by 6.1% taking them up to a participation rate of 54.5% as they leap-frogged six places in the results table.
Cllr Bassam Mahfouz, with South Acton residents Michael Murphy and Sheila Hurley
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for Transport and Environment, said:
“A huge congratulations to all of the winning wards. This competition has shown that it is possible to improve recycling rates and a special mention must go to South Acton, which improved by such a staggering amount. Recycling is so important, not only for the environment but also to save the council money in landfill tax.
Thank you to everyone who took up recycling and helped reduce the amount of rubbish sent to landfill. The money saved can be spent on providing valuable services across the borough. I urge all residents to continue taking advantage of the council’s excellent recycling services to recycle as much waste as possible.”
For the full results and for more information on recycling and Recycling Rewards please visit: www.ealing.gov.uk/recycling
19 May 2011