Bexley residents have donated more than £7000 to local charities through a Bexley recycling scheme.

A tremendous £7500 has been raised through The London Green Points scheme, which rewards people for recycling, reusing, and reducing their rubbish.

The points scheme aims to motivate residents to lead a better, sustainable lifestyle with the best scoring individuals winning monthly voucher prizes.

The scheme is split into communities, enabling the most successful team to win a share of the donation and allow the winners to donate to a charity of their choice.

The top points-earning community choose the charity which will receive the highest share of the donation pot.

The winning charities were:

  • Carers support Bexley received £3500
  • Bexley Mencap received £2000
  • Bexley Women’s Aid received £1000
  • Bexley Adolescent Support Service and Bexley SNAP both received £500.

An event was held last month, to award the charities with their donations and to celebrate the ongoing successes of the programme.

Councillor Melvin Seymour said:

“We are incredibly proud of the way that our residents have engaged with Bexley Green Points, and how they have maintained the highest recycling rate in London over the last 15 years.”

Graham Simmonds, Chief Executive from Jump, an engagement sustainability service said:

“Residents across Bexley are some of our most engaged as the top borough in London for recycling.

“It’s great to be able to celebrate their success and be able to donate to some fantastic local causes.”

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