Following up on key points raised at the talk we arranged on waste and recycling, we wrote to Councillor Fleming to ask whether something could be done to make access to recycling of small electrical goods and textiles easier, through kerbside collections,particularly for those who cannot easily get to the Townmead Road recycling centre, and the difficulties for sorting waste for those in flats which results in more going to general waste than needs to. The re-tendering of the contract on waste and recycling could provide an opportunity to address these issues.
Councillor Fleming has said she takes on board the points and will discuss with Council officers when drawing up the specification for tendering the new waste and recycling contract. She also said that the Council will be looking at publicity to ensure people are aware of what can and cannot be recycled, reinforcing what is on the Council’s website already. This should help to reduce the amount of recycling ending up in landfill because of contamination.
The talk by Emma Hall and Roger St Paul, West London Waste Authority,
on Waste and Recycling was the basis for a lively, interesting and
well-attended evening of discussions and ideas.
The presentation can be found on by clicking this link
During questions suggestions were made that Richmond Council could improve
communication on re-cycling options and introduce easy ways to aid
recycling in addition to the Townmead Road Re-use and Recycling Centre.
The statistics regarding waste and recycling were an eye-opener !
It was noted that Kew The Music 2016 had its own environmental champion
looking after the green side of things, from how to improve fuel
management to encouraging guests to recycle. 100% of the music series
waste has been recycled – all 18 tonnes of it! A model for all”