Global Recycling Day – how three local authorities are increasing residential recycling rates with metroSTOR

There is no doubt that recycling is at the forefront of the plan to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change. Each year recyclables save over 700 million tonnes in CO2 emissions and this is projected to increase to 1 billion tons by 2030.

In the UK, The Environment Bill 2020 sets out the plan to protect and improve the natural environment, moving the UK towards a ‘more circular economic model’. One of these key measures includes increasing residential recycling rates and with a target of eliminating all avoidable waste by 2050.

metroSTOR has been working with local authorities to help increase recycling participation and quality by making it easy for people living in flats, terraced streets and town centres to dispose of their waste and recyclables responsibly. For Global Recycling Day we look back at how three local authorities are increasing residential recycling rates and overcoming the obstacles to successful recycling participation.

Moelwyn Hughes Court, Islington

With an ongoing emphasis on creating a greener borough in order to reach Islington’s 2030 net zero carbon goal, the London Borough of Islington are reducing carbon by installing more green roof bin housings to encourage recycling, promote biodiversity and reduce the amount of refuse that has to be incinerated. Learn more.

Pollards Hill, Croydon

The introduction of a new borough-wide waste collection strategy, meant that a registered provider of social housing for Merton Council, were looking at new, compliant waste and recycling management options for their residential estates.

With the focus on Croydon’s Pollards Hill Estate, a large 1960’s development with 55 blocks of flats and 850 properties in total, Moat Homes was keen for the new system to provide easy-to-use recycling facilities, address issues of side waste and fly-tipping, and meet fire safety standards. Learn more.

Fulham Court, Fulham

Groundwork London was commissioned by London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham to develop and implement a masterplan to regenerate the landscape of two adjoining housing estates, Fulham Court and Barclay Close. 

Faced with the challenge of storing an increased number of recycling bins, the metroSTOR PBM bin store was specified by Groundwork London; chosen due to its practical and effective design. The PBM bin store encloses your four-wheeled waste and recycling bins leaving no space for refuse to be deposited outside of the receptacle provided. With a number of door aperture and access control options available, the prevention of unauthorised usage or contamination of recyclables containers, associated anti-social behaviour and costly unscheduled waste removal visits made this the ideal product for the regeneration. Read more