Get involved as a business
As a business there are many exciting ways for you to connect with the local community and improve the environment. Explore our ideas below.
Join the Clean Streets Partnership
The Clean Streets Partnership is about your business working with our Neighbourhood Street Scene Team to plan and introduce ways to reduce litter and waste around your premises to keep Redbridge streets clean.
Your business can benefit from the scheme in a number of ways, including:
- meeting your Corporate Social Responsibilities by doing your bit for the environment and receiving recognition via our enewsletter and other media channels
- helping you towards ensuring compliance with waste legislation
- demonstrating good cleansing practices makes you a role model for neighbouring businesses and attracting new customers
Contact us for further details about this scheme and to learn more about how to get involved.
Become a Refill business
Did you know the average Londoner uses 175 single-use plastic bottles a year and only half are recycled? Why not join the 12,000 responsible businesses that have signed up as Refill Stations across the UK? If you’re a business with a publicly accessible tap, then why not allow residents to refill their bottles? It’s super simple to add yourself to the Refill map and join the revolution. You also receive a welcome pack and window sticker upon registration. Refill has been commissioned by the Mayor, Sadiq Khan.
Take part in litter picking
Would you like to host a one-off litter picking event or carry out a regular one in your local area? This is a fantastic way to show the community that you care and to raise the profile of your business. The Council will be able to lend you litter pickers and bags to help make this happen.
Open up your garden for community planting
Do you have a green area or planter that local community groups and schools can use for community planting projects? Get in touch with the team to promote the opportunity on our enewsletter.
Use your garden for composting and reduce your waste
By composting you can reduce your rubbish by at least 30% saving you money. It also means less waste rotting in landfill. Composting is nature's process of recycling kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden.
Compost also improves your soil's condition and maintains moisture levels so it's good for the environment and provides you with free compost for your garden and community.
For further details about composting and how to get started visit the composting web page.
Start recycling and encourage customers to reduce, re-use and recycle
Reducing the amount of rubbish that your organisation sends to landfill and can reduce the cost of your waste collections. There are many commercial recycling collections on the market that you can choose from.
Also, 123 Recycle Your WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) offers recycling collections for old electrical goods.