|Posted on Monday, 06 June, 2005 - 03:43 pm: |
Now that the Sainsburys carpark is a big building site and they have taken away the recycling bins, does anyone know where the nearest paper/glass/can recycling bins are????
|Posted on Monday, 06 June, 2005 - 04:23 pm: |
This link will show all recycling sites near to you:
|Posted on Tuesday, 07 June, 2005 - 10:37 pm: |
Apparently you can put out glass, tins and even plastic bottles in the green recycling boxes for fortnightly collection. I didn't believe it at first because the council told me it was only for newspapers when I first requested a box when I moved into the area. However a friend convinced me they do and they just don't tell anyone. I tried and it works! My recycling box gets emptied every second wednesday and it's always full of all of the above. Don't know if this helps you, Pete.
|Posted on Wednesday, 08 June, 2005 - 08:28 am: |
Its OK if you live in a house. Us folks who live in private blocks of flats don't get Green boxes, or on site recyling centres like council blocks do. I made a trip to the Savacentre Car Park facility last week and although the bins for glass and cans were OK the paper bins were stuffed solid so I still have three large bags of paper - mostly Junk Mail - in my boot.
|Posted on Wednesday, 08 June, 2005 - 09:24 am: |
Have a look here BT - http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/wastedisposal/index.asp
it has a bit about multi occupancy buildings, e.g., flats. Where I live we have green wheelie bins for recycling. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request some wheelie bins.
|Posted on Wednesday, 08 June, 2005 - 12:36 pm: |
The green boxes take paper/cardboard, tins/cans and all glass - but not plastic. They may take it all, but they'll be throwing the plastic stuff away!
|Posted on Wednesday, 08 June, 2005 - 02:26 pm: |
But you can put your plastic bottles in the big green recycling bins at the edges of estates e.g. On Devonshire Road and Tyson Road. They're the same bins as for cans. I'm sure if you check the Lewisham website you could see which was nearest to you.
|Posted on Thursday, 09 June, 2005 - 01:42 pm: |
Do the council really have a process for throwing out plastic rather than sending it to be recycled? (as Ab3 suggests)
If they are sorting everything at their end, then there is nothing to stop us all adding plastic to the green boxes. As long as this does not cause a problem in recycling other items, this would be the best way to make our views clear to the council.
Can anybody confirm that adding plastics does not actually stop the council dealing with the other materials?
|Posted on Saturday, 11 June, 2005 - 12:51 pm: |
According to "www.foresthill.org" ,Lewisham is supposed to be encouraging more recycling by some vague competition. Yet, as AB3 said, they won't take plastic. A few months ago, Cllr Whiting claimed that LBL had a "deep commitment" to the environment. Funny that, as Lewisham, although a good council in many ways, is positively complacent about green issues. Virtually all councils in London now collect plastics, why not Lewisham? Last Christmas I made an appointment for our Xmas tree to be collected for composting - that never happened despite phone calls and assurances that it would. Where we live, many mature trees have come down, some of which were street trees; sometimes it's like being in the rainforest with the drone of power saws! Lewisham definitely needs to get its green act together.
|Posted on Monday, 13 June, 2005 - 09:01 pm: |
By now, all Lewisham residents should have received their copy of Lewisham Life, which has an 8-page pull out supplement on recyling in the borough. There is also the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle-an easy household guide -available.
The competition is for a Recycing Champion-for further info contact Beth Sowden on 0208314 2053.
As to plastic; we cannot recycle plastics yet due to the high cost of transport to the few facilities available nationally.
|Posted on Monday, 13 June, 2005 - 11:12 pm: |
Would love to know the logic behind being told to put bottles and paper in the green box and then watch them being thrown in the back of the collection truck together. Doesn't it take a lot of person power to pick out all those bits of broken glass and to entangle them from all those newspapers? Or is there a special gas guzzling filter machine that does all this back at base....
|Posted on Tuesday, 14 June, 2005 - 08:23 am: |
Lewisham Life? Don't get a copy of that very often. Certainly not had one recently
|Posted on Tuesday, 14 June, 2005 - 08:47 am: |
You should be able to get a copy of Lewisham Life at the library. Susan, who should anyone contact at Lewisham if they're not getting Lewisham Life delivered?
|Posted on Tuesday, 14 June, 2005 - 11:07 am: |
Lewisham Council is reviewing Lewisham Life at the moment, including its distribution. To register that you are not receiving it call Enquiries on 0208314 7027, they will be able to help.
|Posted on Wednesday, 15 June, 2005 - 12:55 pm: |
Lewisham Life is also available online at http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/lewishamlife/index.asp
with the recycling suppliment at:
|Posted on Saturday, 18 June, 2005 - 01:11 pm: |
Thank you for that added information