Recycling bins in Hilly Fields and other Lewisham parks
Lewisham council has a terrible reputation for recycling. This is worse in its parks where the council no longer even separates waste for recycling. There are not enough bins already and they are not emptied often enough.
We need more bins that should allow us to separate out recyclable rubbish so that cans, glass and cardboard can be kept apart from food waste. And we need those bins emptied before they overflow.
I volunteer to empty bins in Hilly Fields so I know how often people have separated out their recycling and put them in different bags next to already overflowing bins. The Friends of Hilly Fields supports this too.
According to the Greater London Authority, Lewisham has the lowest level of recycling of any London borough, recycling just 17.1% of its waste https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/assembly/jenny-jones/londons-worst-annual-recycling-fall
The Friends of Hilly Fields has repeatedly requested recycling bins or that waste be separated for recycling.
We, the undersigned, demand that Lewisham Council provide additional recycling bins throughout Hilly Fields (and any other Lewisham borough parks that need them).
We additionally demand that the council, or its contractors, empty the bins more frequently – this will need to be at least twice a day on sunny summer days when there are higher than usual numbers of park users.
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