This has been a great success - residents on estates can now recycle paper, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, tins, cans and plastic bottles, in new bins that are normally located in easy to reach places by existing refuse bins or estate entrances.
Since December 2008 - more than 1700 tonnes of materials - have been recycled - a 23% increase since 2006/07.
The challenge now is to continue to recycle as much as possible and we are working with residents and the Council to improve recycling facilities on the estates in our ward.
We have been lobbying Hackney Homes to try and resolve the recycling and refuse bins issues on Morris Blitz court - and after a consultation and vote with residents the refuse and recycling bins will be located at the front of the block. This is a safer option as residents have had to climb along a wall at the back of the block since the rubbish chutes were closed.
On Yorkshire Grove, rubbish is frequently dumped around the recycling bins and we have asked the Estate Manager to look at options for fencing off the bins in the future.
Please contact us if you have any suggestions about improving recycling on estates in Stoke Newington.