Ealing Council has opened a new recycling location at Northolt Library car park (Church Road UB5 5AS), to help residents get rid of household waste such as toothbrushes, product packaging, tubular food and snack packaging and wrappers.
The council has extended its partnership with TerraCycle for another six months which will allow residents an additional drop-off location in the borough to get rid of these difficult to recycle items.
According to the council, these items are not usually accepted in council kerbside recycling collections because they are comprised of complex materials that make the recycling process far more difficult. Residents can drop them off at Northolt where they will then be taken away to be recycled at a specialist facility.
At the same time as doing good for the environment and not letting refuse to go to landfill, money will also be raised through the recycling which will go to Heartlink, the Mayor of Ealing’s chosen charity of the year.
Councillor Deidre Costigan, deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for climate action said: “These products use complex packaging that can’t be broken down as part of normal council kerbside collections, but we aren’t letting that stop us. We are pleased to expand on the partnership with TerraCycle so that Ealing residents can prevent more rubbish going to landfill, and help us tackle the climate crisis. And on top of that, every bag of rubbish dropped off by residents will earn the council TerraCycle points that can be redeemed as monetary donations for Heartlink.”