Residents are being reminded to dispose of waste responsibly and not fly-tip their rubbish following the closure of the borough’s reuse and recycling sites.
The sites in Greenford and Acton are closed until further notice however, some residents are irresponsibly using the borough’s streets to fly-tip their waste instead.
Fly-tip offenders risk prosecution. The fly-tipping of waste is a serious criminal offence, it carries a maximum penalty of an unlimited fine or up to five years’ imprisonment.
Rubbish and recycling collections are currently continuing as normal. This includes garden waste collections for residents who subscribe to the service, and food waste collections.
Ealing Council has requested other residents to store their garden waste until the depots reopen, or suggested trying home composting. Other waste, such as DIY waste, should be stored. Bulky waste collections are continuing.
Councillor Mik Sabiers, the council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “It’s tough times at the moment and we have front line staff working incredibly hard to ensure waste is collected and streets are kept clean. We are urging residents to work with us – minimise waste where possible and store waste that cannot be collected or disposed of at the moment.
“Fly-tipping is so irresponsible, even more so at a time like this when our staff are outside working and putting themselves at greater risk in order to fulfil an important job that benefits the community.”
Find out more on the available services at www.ealing.gov.uk/recycling
If you used the reuse and recycling sites to dispose your green waste why not try home composting?