Fourth Golden Ticket winner announced

Published: 28 April 2016

A Tooting resident has won the fourth and final Golden Ticket recycling prize draw.

The winner, who wishes only to be known as Joe, won £5000 in the draw, which rewards local people for recycling correctly.

The winner can nominate registered community groups for a share of the £2500 community prize, and Joe decided he wanted all the money to go to environmental community group Transition Town Tooting.  

The group runs a community garden, food growing courses and other environmental projects. This July sees the inaugural Tour de Tooting, including workshops, cycle rides and the Grand Parade of Wheels featuring buggies, trolleys, scooters, wheelchairs, rickshaws, penny farthings, tandems, bicycles and wheelbarrows.

The Golden Ticket competition was run by the Western Riverside Waste Authority (WRWA). WRWA is responsible for waste disposal and sorting the mixed recycling collected across the London boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Lambeth, Wandsworth and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

WRWA was awarded a government grant for the competition to help give residents of the four boroughs extra motivation to recycle more - and recycle correctly.

Wandsworth welcomed the Golden Ticket prize draw because every extra item recycled saves council tax payers’ money. Increasing recycling by just one per cent would save more than £100,000 a year.

The amount of recycling collected across the four boroughs, and the amount of ‘contamination’ by non-recyclable objects, will now be measured before a decision is taken on whether the competition will be held again.

Find out more about recycling in Wandsworth at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/recycling.