A CAMPAIGN by Hillingdon Council has resulted in recycling rates at one of its disposal sites increasing by 20 per cent.

In December 2022, the amount of materials being sent for recycling, re-use or composting at Harefield Civic Amenity Site in New Years Green Lane was 30 per cent.

However, after a dedicated campaign by site staff, the amount of household items diverted for other use had risen to 50 per cent by December last year.

Site staff intervened whenever they spotted residents attempting to dispose of items that could be re-used.

The site accepts the majority of items which can’t be collected via the weekly bin collection, usually due to them being too large.

That includes scrap metal, mattresses, wooden furniture and fridges, all of which can be recycled, or sent for re-use.

The team’s work on site has also included proactive efforts to prevent trades people abusing the free service to get rid of large volumes of waste they would otherwise have to pay for.