Deposit Return Scheme
Cllr Seema Chandwani, Cabinet Member for Tackling Inequality and Resident Services, has issued a statement on the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers made from PET plastic, steel and aluminium cans, that has been given a launch date of October 2025 and will involve a close working relationship with residents.
Many residents have long been waiting for this scheme to be given the go ahead. We believe it will increase recycling in Haringey and help reduce the impact of littering in our streets, parks and waterways of plastic bottles and metal cans.
Together the council, residents and businesses are determined to be a recycling borough and are continually working to meet the ambition of achieving 50% recycling, through our “Destination 50%” strategy.
We are looking forward to hearing about the exact implementation details and want Defra/ the government to make an assessment on the financial impact this will have on councils. Increasing recycling in the borough should not add financial pressure to our shrinking budgets.
We have been preparing for the introduction of this scheme for some time but the delays had left the council in limbo.
Now we can finally start to work with residents to shape how this scheme will work in our borough.
Residents will be asked for their insight in the next week as we start a borough wide engagement campaign on increasing recycling and reusing in Haringey.
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