How Good Is Your Recycling Knowledge?

Enter the Western Riverside Waste Authority summer competition

Plastic milk bottles, microwave containers and batteries - do you know which of these items can be recycled in your clear recycling sacks?

Take the quiz improve your recycling knowledge - the Western Riverside Waste Authority, which is responsible for waste disposal in Wandsworth, is giving you the chance to put your recycling knowledge to the test and to win a bag packed with recycling goodies in the process.

The online competition asks you whether a series of household items can or cannot be placed in your clear recycling sack or orange-lidded recycling bank. Prizes will be awarded to the 30 residents with the highest scores.

The deadline for entries is September 30 and the winners names along with the correct answers will be published on the waste authority’s website.

To take part visit

Recent quality sampling has shown that around 14 per cent of what residents put in their mixed recycling was “contamination” which should not have been included.

Putting the wrong things in your recycling increases the cost of sorting the materials and too much contamination can potentially lead to whole lorry loads of recycling being disposed of.

More information about recycling in Wandsworth is at

August 11, 2014