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Residents urged to go green and win up to £15,000 a year for local good causes

PUBLISHED: 13:40 27 September 2016

The mayor of Bexley with representatives of local good causes

The mayor of Bexley with representatives of local good causes

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A new reward scheme is being rolled out to encourage recycling

Residents could win up to £15,000 every year for local charities and community projects by taking part in a new recycling initiative.

The London Green Points recycling reward scheme aims to reduce residential waste and get people recycling more, while also benefiting local community projects.

The more householders recycle, the more green points they gain, and those with the most points can earn gift cards and vouchers for themselves, along with donations for a shortlist of five local charities,

Charities benefiting from the scheme, which is free to enter, will share £7,500 every six months.

Peter Craske, cabinet member for community safety, environment and leisure, said: “I’d encourage as many householders as possible to sign up for this exciting new recycling scheme and win donations for valuable local community projects.”

Households in the Borough have been spilt into 21 communities, with each one representing a ward in Bexley, and each will compete to earn green points.

The amount of rubbish and recycling produced by each community will be measured and those who make the biggest improvements will earn most points.

To participate in the scheme, residents will need to activate their account either online at www.localgreenpoints.com/bexley or by phone on 020 7326 5055.

They will then receive a recycling rewards card and key fob that can be used to get discounts and special offers from over 65 local businesses.

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