Recycling comes to Finsbury Park

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[from Haringey council]

Recycling comes to Finsbury Park

Monday 28 April 2008

Visitors to Finsbury Park will no longer have any excuse for throwing away empty drinks cans or newspapers following the introduction of new recycling facilities by Haringey Council.

From 1 May the council will be installing three new recycling centres for glass, plastic bottles, papers and cans outside the café, by the track and gym, and by the Finsbury Gate entrance in Seven Sisters Road, N4.

There will also be six new recycling bins to enable visitors to recycle plastic bottles, cans and paper. They will be located at the Art Hut, Dog Club, north field, basketball court, Hope Play Space and on the softball field.

Cabinet Member for Environment and Conservation, Cllr Brian Haley, said:

“We want to enable people to recycle not only when they’re at home, but also when they’re out and about in the borough. We’ve got a large number of bring sites in streets around Haringey, but we’re now looking to extend these to parks and open spaces.

“Finsbury Park won Green Flag status for the first time last year, and it’s attracting increasing numbers of visitors. That’s great news but more people means more litter, and we want to make sure that this is recycled wherever possible rather than just thrown away.

“I hope visitors to Finsbury Park will make use of the new recycling centres and bins, and help us in our drive to increase the borough’s recycling rate to 30 per cent and beyond.”

Finsbury Park became Haringey’s eighth award-winning Green Flag park last summer following a £5million improvement programme by the council, together with the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Finsbury Park Partnership.

You can explore Finsbury Park, along with Priory Park, N8 and Bruce Castle Park, N17, online through a ‘virtual tour’ by visiting www.seeharingeyparks.org.

The site showcases the range of facilities available at the parks through 360 degree rotating photographs, along with short descriptions of each zone.

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