A cleaner, greener borough

A cleaner, greener borough

Making sure the borough is a place where people feel proud to live and work.

Green tickA new system of fortnightly wheelie bin waste collections and weekly recycling collections has been introduced.

 

Green tickRecycle 360, part of the council’s trading company Lampton 360, has taken over the collection of waste and recycling from all homes.

 

Green tickEach week 333,000 containers are collected from 72,000 private properties on 1,810 roads, plus collections from a further 33,000 homes where there are communal waste and recycling facilities.

 

Green tickRecycling levels in the Borough have increased to 33.9% and are on target to hit 50% by 2019.

 

Green tickFirm enforcement action is taken against irresponsible people littering and fly-tipping in the borough. We have fined tens of thousands of people and businesses that have disposed of waste illegally.

 

Green tickA striking poster campaign has encouraged dog owners to clear up any fouling by their pets in public spaces.

 

Green tick£2.7 million is invested each year on average in maintaining and improving the borough’s roads and pavements. Concerted effort has reduced the number of potholes on Hounslow’s roads.

 

Green tickAll the borough’s street lights will be replaced with new improved lamps on schedule.

 

Green tickGates have been installed across the borough where residents have faced problems with alleyways.

 

Green tickPrestigious Green Flag status has been won for 14 parks.

 

Green tickHeritage Lottery Funding has been secured for major restoration and improvements at Gunnersbury Park and Boston Manor.

 

Green tickPlans for a new War Memorial have been progressed.

 

Green tickCampaigning to ensure a better not bigger Heathrow airport continues and efforts will focus on ensuring noise and air pollution is controlled.

 

Green tick20mph zones have been introduced around all schools to improve the safety of pedestrians.

 

Green tickOvernight parking by lorries on residential roads has been banned.

 

Green tickNew cycle lanes have been introduced in Hanworth and Hounslow and a largely-traffic free cycle route created from Brentford to Twickenham.

 

Green tickOver 70 electric vehicle charging facilities have been installed and a car club launched.

 

Green tickOver 600 households have been helped to make their homes warmer and more energy efficient.