Monday, April 13, 2015

Carton Recycling Company Sacked

As many of you have already noticed the Carton (eg Tetra Pak) recycling bin at Craven Gardens Car Park has gone missing. And when it was there it was usually full to overflowing and you couldn’t get any more in the thing anyway.

We understand that the reason for its disappearance is that the company responsible for the emptying of the bin was not fulfilling its contract (surprise) and has been sacked by the East London Waste Authority who administer waste and recycling on behalf of four east London boroughs. Redbridge council has asked ELWA to find another contractor but this appears to be taking some time. We will let you know if and when the service resumes.

In the meantime the only other Carton recycling points we know about are at the Chigwell Road Reuse and Recycling Centre and at Sainsburys Newbury Park.

And in an unfortunate stroke of mis-timing Redbridge Council have been encouraging us all to make some simple changes to the way we travel which can have a big impact on improving our environment and reducing pollution and noise.

UPDATE: Further Information from Tetra Pak

  • It is very common for people to refer to all cartons by the name ‘Tetra Pak’. But, as Tetra Pak is a registered trademark and other companies also manufacture cartons, unfortunately it’s not permitted to use the Tetra Pak name in this way. If you do need to refer to all cartons, it’s best to say something like “cartons, such as those made by Tetra Pak”. We would really appreciate it if you’re able to amend your post (including the headline) to reflect that.
  • Cartons are widely recycled across the UK, with 91% of local authorities collecting cartons and 61% of local authorities collecting them from people’s homes via kerbside collection (up from 56% in 2013).
  • Tetra Pak and its carton industry partners at ACE UK are committed to ensuring that cartons are as easy to recycle as possible and are working with local authorities across the country to expand the network of kerbside collections available. In support of this, the opening of the UK’s only beverage carton recycling mill in September 2013 has provided a local market value for the carton material, already accepting carton material from over 149 local authorities


  1. The recycling facilities have gone from Tesco Barkingside and Tesco's at Goodmayes - no wonder there is more dumping!

  2. and the ones that were outside the muslim cemetry Elmbridge Road.Hainault