Tower Hamlets Council has been encouraging its residents to love recycling all week as part of national Recycle Week.
An information stall has been touring the borough, handing out advice and information on what can and can’t be recycled.
Residents have also been encouraged to use their communal purple bins, where they have them, and clear sacks for recycling.
Mayor John Biggs said: “Making the borough cleaner and greener is a big priority. The council sent 12,000 tonnes of waste to be recycled last year but we need to do even more, and we want local people to help us.”
Lead member for Strategic Development, Councillor Rachel Blake, added: “By recycling, you are doing your part to help the environment. Everyday items can be given a new lease of life, from plastic bottles to cardboard boxes. We hope that by providing information on what you can recycle and how it can be done, we encourage more people to do their bit and help save money.”
If you have communal purple recycling bins you do not need to use the clear recycling sacks. Any clear sack will do or you can place recyclable items in the bins loose.
Items which can be recycled include:
• Food and drink cartons and cans
• Plastic and glass bottles
• Aerosols and
• Plastic pots, tubs and trays
Give them a rinse and throw them in!
Unrecyclable items are:
• Wet paper and tissues
• Cling film
• Cardboard with food on it
• Broken glass
For more info go to www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/recycling.