London Borough of Barnet

50% recycling

Barnet currently recycles around 40% of all waste. The council has made a target of reaching 50% recycling by 2016   

Five reasons to recycle

  • Recycling saves money - it costs twice as much to dispose of rubbish from your black bin than it does to recycle
  • Retaining Services - recycling more means that we can save money and protect local services in Barnet
  • Recycling conserves natural resources such as trees, water and minerals – preserving the environment for future generations
  • Reduces the amount of waste sent for disposal
  • By recycling materials we reduce the need to source new materials, and save energy. 

Did you know?

  • 70% of household waste can be recycled
  • In the UK we throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes, costing us £12.5bn a year.
  • Recycling one aluminium can saves enough energy to run a TV for 3 hours.
  • On average every person in the UK throws away their own body weight in waste every seven weeks. There is so much more that can be recycled. 
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First Contact

North London Business Park (NLBP), Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP

Tel: 020 8359 2000

Fax: 0870 889 7458