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Barking and Dagenham recycling scheme to be extended

Around 3,000 people took part in a test pilot (Credit: Barking and Dagenham Council)

People in Barking and Dagenham will soon be able to recycle glass bottles and jars. 

The borough’s recycling scheme is being extended on Monday, 5 April according to the local council. 

It already includes paper, plastic bottles, cans, tins and thick cardboard.

Soon residents will also be able to recycle books, mixed plastics and empty aerosol cans and clean aluminium foil. 

“Following a successful pilot last year, I’m delighted to be rolling out an extended recycling scheme for all Barking and Dagenham households,” said Councillor Syed Ghani, cabinet member for public realm.

“We have always been committed to recycling as much as we can, and our extended recycling offer will make it easier for all residents to recycle more at home.

“I know lots of residents wanted to be able to recycle bottles, books and more plastic items and from April they’ll be able to do so in their brown bins, freeing up more space in their grey bins for general waste items.”

The test pilot was done in Barking’s Leftley Estate and involved 3,000 residents. 

More information about what people in Barking and Dagenham can recycle can be found here

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