One Free Load of Waste Each Year

From 8 June, Hounslow residents will be able to bring one van load of bulky household waste per calendar year free of charge for disposal at Space Waye, the borough’s reuse and recycling centre.

Up until June, residents had to pay for the collection of bulky waste or were charged when they brought it themselves to Space Waye. Continue reading

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Food Recycling for Flats

Up to 3,500 residents living in flats will be able to recycle food waste for the first time this spring.

The new service from Hounslow Council – funded with more than £133,000 from the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) – will provide ‘caddies’ to enable residents to recycle food.

Cllr Colin Ellar, deputy leader of the Council and cabinet member for environment, said: “These new caddies will enable people living in flats to recycle food and be on a par with other residents.

“It also helps push Hounslow’s recycling rate up which is good news for the environment and council tax payers as less money is spent on land fill tax.”

The new service is scheduled to start after April. Officers from the Council’s waste and recycling team will be in contact with managing agents and residents’ associations to provide further information.

A Community Led Vision for Hounslow

The Hounslow Town Centre Neighbourhood Forum Group has put together a proposal on the revival of Hounslow. It is a locally produced plan with local ideas. They welcome you to view it at:http://madeinhounslow.wordpress.com/
The plan will be presented at a public meeting on Thursday 6 June at 7pm at the Holy Trinity Church, High Street and you are invited to come along with your colleagues. Your thoughts and feedback of the proposal will be welcome on the comments section on the opening page.
If you are able to attend this important meeting please email, if possible, Hounslow Neighbourhood Forum htcn_forum@hotmail.co.uk so thatthey can inform the venue of numbers expected.

Hounslow Borough Calls for Environment Champions

The council is calling on residents who are sick of litter, fly-tipping and graffiti blighting their local community, to help with them to clean up the borough’s streets.

A new Environment Champions scheme is being introduced to help improve the cleanliness of local streets and encourage communities to work with the council to tackle rubbish as quickly as possible.

Local people can register to become Environment Champions who report issues as soon as they occur, so that they can be dealt with quickly. Continue reading

Become an Active Travel Champion

Become an active travel champion! We are looking for people in Hounslow who love cycling or walking and would like to help others become more active.
 
Champions give advice about walking and cycling and organise or support walking and cycling activities in their local community, workplace, university or school. They are given a full training programme and resources to enable them to do this and receive support from a Volunteer Coordinator.
 
Champion volunteer activities are very flexible and it’s up to the champion about what they do. There are no entry requirements you just need to be an active person (or want to get active) and be enthusiastic about cycling or walking. Hounslow champion efforts are awarded with gold, silver and bronze certificates and gift vouchers as a small token to recognise the effort that volunteers put it.  
 
Be part of London 2012. The Active travel champions project is one of the outstanding projects granted the London 2012 Inspire mark, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme which recognises exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games.
 
The first Hounslow induction will take place in Brentford on Tuesday 3rd July, 6pm – 8:30pm. For more details or to apply contact Kate on 0207 780 7201, kate.meakin@sustrans.org.uk

Explaining Recycling to Hounslow

BRAG held a join Recycling stall with Hounslow Council in 2004.