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Havering Council encourages residents to cut down on waste with new waste collection truck design

PUBLISHED: 13:00 29 April 2018

The council has launched its new design for its waste collection trucks. Picture: Havering Council

The council has launched its new design for its waste collection trucks. Picture: Havering Council

Havering Council

Havering Council has launched a new look for its waste collection trucks to encourage residents to reduce their waste.

It’s new refuse truck design with the strapline “Watch Your Wasteline”, is part of the council’s efforts to cut the amount of waste in Havering.

At the moment, up to 50pc of black bag rubbish in the borough is food waste, which costs the local authority around £15m to dispose of.

Assistant director of environment Dipti Patel said: “The ‘Watch Your Wasteline’ look has been developed to remind residents to reduce their waste.

“It encompasses all the different ways our residents can reduce their waste, such as signing up to become a Local Green Points member or by taking part in one of our free training sessions that help you to save money and eat healthily.

“The money we spend to dispose of waste in Havering can be spent on other crucial frontline services, so I encourage all residents to ‘Watch their Wasteline’.”

Visit havering.gov.uk/reducewaste

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