Recycle for Lewisham

A blog written for residents of Lewisham


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Recycling team attend busy Hilly Fields Summer Fayre

Heavy clouds and a sprinkling of rain didn’t deter anyone from enjoying the Hilly Fields Summer Fayre and our stall certainly had a constant flow of visitors. With nearly 250 festival goers coming up to our recycling trailer we had one busy day!

On top of helping residents with recycling questions, we discussed with many people about whether they’d like Lewisham to introduce a new subscription based garden waste collection and even the possibility of food waste services in the future. We were happy to hear lots of positive comments about these ideas.

Nearly 250 people visited our recycling trailer

Nearly 250 people visited our recycling trailer (photo: Mr Kiley)

 

Residents left happy taking away freebies such as tough reusable carrier bags for recycling and handy kitchen items to keep food fresher for longer and were also signing up for free composting workshops that are coming up soon (see below for details). All in all, a great day was had!

To book on to a free composting workshop, please visit

http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/gardenwaste


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High jinx on the hill at the Hilly Fields Green Fair

A feast of fun activities took place last Sunday at the first Hilly Fields Green Fair in Hilly Fields Park, Brockley by the stone circle. Visitors had a range of environmentally friendly stalls to visit including a clothes swishing stall, a stall selling solar panels, a mirror making stall and a fruit smoothly making bike. Dodging between the showers, people were also entertained by tunes from local fun musicians playing various instruments including the trombone and saxophone

Colin mans the stall at the Green Fair in Hilly Fields Park.

Colin mans the stall at the Green Fair in Hilly Fields Park.

The recycling team were on hand to answer questions people had about their recycling collections as well as giving advise about composting and food waste. Many visitors came to the stall and it was also a chance for us to tell them about our new Service Standards that we are introducing across the borough: http://goo.gl/o6lWoq

Gourds for Sale

Gourds for Sale

As a first time event, it was pretty well attended which was helped by the sunny warm weather in the morning, but this wasn’t the case when the heavens opened later on in the day. However, this does look like it has the potential to grow if it was made into an annual event.