A NEW campaign called ‘One bin is rubbish – sort it out’ aims to help Hillingdon residents tackle the lack of bins or containers in which they can put their recycling waste.

It highlights new research that shows almost a third (29%) would be embarrassed for others to see how messy their bin area is, with the same number admitting the ugliest part of their home is where they keep their bin.

The survey, conducted with 2,000 London residents, highlighted a lack of space in homes as the biggest challenge to staying on top of recycling.

Almost half (42%) of respondents in Hillingdon said they have to pile recycling items around a rubbish bin and more than a third (38%) said they would recycle more if they had somewhere to put the waste.

Antony Buchan, the Recycle for London, said:  “Managing recycling at home is something we have to do every day, so it’s not surprising the majority of London residents regularly suffer from ‘bin-digestion’ and the clutter and mess that comes with it. But the good news is there are simple things that can be done to help get to grips with this.

1. Keep a basket under the stairs or by the front door as a holding area for papers/magazines waiting to be moved to an outside recycling bin

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2. Use “bags for life” to store bottles for recycling and hang them on the inside of a kitchen cupboard door or in a utility cupboard to keep them out of sight

3. Get your children to decorate a plastic or cardboard box to store all the recycling. This will make it look nicer and encourage them to use it, too

4. Store an old bucket under the sink to put your cans, glass and plastic in after you’ve rinsed them out

5. Re-use cardboard wine carriers to store glass bottles neatly for recycling

For more tips, plus the chance to win a multi-compartment Joseph Joseph recycling bin, visit: www.recycleforlondon.com/onebinisrubbish