London’s tower blocks now join recycle scheme

New recycling schemes are being introduced for nearly 300,000 families in London’s high-rise and other blocks of flats.

It’s part of Mayor Boris Johnson’s attempt to get flat-dwellers involved in more recycling.

Half the capital’s housing is in blocks of flats, but it account for just 10 per cent of recycling—partly due to ‘fire risk’ of leaving collection bins on balconies.

Now a �3.7 million programme has been announced today in 18 boroughs by the London Waste & Recycling Board which includes converting underground rubbish bins on housing estates into recycling containers. It should bring in 32,000 tonnes over the next four years instead of letting it be dumped in landfill sites.

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