Emily Davey, Surbiton resident and Lib Dem London Assembly candidate says
“Our good record on recycling will nose-dive with this complex and cluttering plan. Please sign my petition.”
Emily is campaigning with local Lib Dem councillors who fought this decision by the Conservative-led council, to urge residents to join them in demanding a re-think - and sign our new petition.
Local Lib Dem Environment Spokesperson, Cllr Hilary Gander, says money could have been saved without this chaos.
“Some people will see their boxes overflow, as each recycled material will only be collected once a fortnight. Others will have nowhere to put a second wheelie bin. From Chessington to Kingston, people are furious with this Conservative plan.”
The changes at a glance
|Material||Currently collected||Will be collected|
|Paper||Weekly||Once every 2 weeks in new wheelie bin|
|Card||Weekly||Once every 2 weeks in new wheelie bin|
|Tins and cans||Weekly||Once every 2 weeks in green box|
|Plastics and plastic bottles||Weekly||Once every 2 weeks in green box|
|Glass bottles and jars||Weekly||Once every 2 weeks in green box|
|Aerosols||Weekly||Once every 2 weeks in green box|
|Tetra-paks||Weekly||Once every 2 weeks in green box|
|Food||Weekly||Weekly in brown bin, but no bin liners.|
|Residual “landfill” waste||Once every 2 weeks||Once every 2 weeks in old wheelie bin|
Do you agree that Conservative-led Kingston's recycling scheme is rubbish? Sign Emily's petition below and demand that Kingston Council's Tories re-think it.
Petition closed. Thanks for your support!
I object to changes to Kingston's recycling service and demand the Council urgently reviews the new scheme, continues to supply bio bags for free to all households and consults residents properly this time.