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in Atherton Road
Via Redbridge Recycling Team
Converting your waste into fuel!
We’re really excited to announce the launch of our new scheme, Unblocking the Community throughout London – and are looking for your help!
Through this scheme, we want to make it easy for householders to recycle their waste cooking oils and fats, by: 1) raising awareness of the benefits this entails, and 2) setting up a network of community based collection sites.
The problem: Around 210,000 tonnes of waste cooking oils and fats are generated by households in the UK each year yet as little as 0.1% of this is recycled. The majority of this waste is disposed of inappropriately, causing costly blockage to drains and sewers or contaminating landfill sites with greenhouse gas generating waste. This is a waste of a valuable resource.
The solution: Unblocking the Community will provide householders with an easy way to collect their waste cooking oils and fats as well as setting up accessible collection sites in the heart of their communities. The pilot scheme will offer support, resources and cash prizes of £100 for successful community collection sites.
Unblocking the Community is supported by Proper Oils who have six years experience of recycling waste cooking oils and fats in the London area. We turn this waste into biodiesel, a renewable fuel for use in electrical generators, heating systems and diesel vehicles. To date, we’ve recycled 2,300 tonnes of waste cooking oils and fats and with your help will allow householders to add their contributions!
Right now, we’re recruiting a team of community champions. Interested in getting involved, or know someone who might be? Just get in touch with Nick Ives, firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.