Havering residents can spend or donate Green Points to charity, through Local Green Points Scheme

Havering residents who are part of the waste minimisation rewards scheme, London Green Points – Havering, are being encouraged to spend or donate their points that they have earned for recycling more and reducing their waste.

London Green Points – Havering Council rewards members with ‘Green Points’ when the waste tonnages decrease in their local area and recycling increases. Members can also earn extra points for attending waste minimisation workshops, using real nappies or ordering a compost bin. These Green Points can be spent on over 1,000 sustainable products from the Green Rewards eShop, or donated to local charities. Residents also receive a discount card for taking part in the scheme, which entitles them to unique offers and discounts at over 100 local businesses.

London Green Points – Havering is provided by engagement specialists, Local Green Points, and has been operating in the Borough since January 2014. For the past four years the scheme has been working to make the Borough greener and has achieved some fantastic results. Over 25,000 residents are signed up to the scheme, over £50,000 has been donated to 11 local charity partners and 121 local business partners are signed up to offer unique discounts to members of the scheme. With a strong community focus, the scheme has proved popular with residents who are able to support their local high streets and charities that do work in their local area.

The positive impact the scheme has had on the Havering’s environment, would not have been possible without the partnership between all those who are part of the scheme. A big thank you and congratulations are being extended to Havering residents for taking part and for all they have achieved.

Councillor Osman Dervish, Cabinet Member for Environment, Havering Council, said: “We would like to thank our residents for such a positive uptake of the scheme and congratulate them for all their hard work. The positive impact the scheme has had on Havering’s environment, would not have been possible without the partnership.
“Residents can make the most of their rewards – which can either be redeemed in the Green Rewards shop for a variety of products, including popular high street vouchers or given as a donation to one or more of the scheme’s charity partners.

“We also encourage any resident who has not yet picked up their rewards from the points they have earned, to do so. The scheme is a great way to improve the environment in our borough, support our local communities and charities. It also gives a little something back to residents who have really made a great effort in recycling more and as a result, are helping to reduce waste.”

Residents can spend or donate their points by logging into their account at:

www.havering.localgreenpoints.com

For more information about the waste minimisation initiatives offered to residents by the London Borough of Havering Waste and Recycling team go to www.havering.gov.uk/wastereduction.