Our first Golden Ticket winners

Our first Golden Ticket winners

The first Golden Ticket winners have been chosen!  

We’re delighted to announce the first  winners of our Golden Ticket Recycling prize draw. Thirty six  local residents have won cash prizes from £250 to £5000. Their Golden Tickets were found at our recycling plant along with their clean and dry recycling.

All winners have now been notified and will be receiving their prizes over the next week at presentations with Councillors.  Pictured above are Emilia Zakrzewska, Francisco Suzuki and Jean Chandler from Lambeth receiving their cheques from Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite. 

Nora McCormick, a resident of Notting Hill who won a £500 cash prize and is a keen recycler, said: "I have lived in Pembridge ward in Notting Hill for 25 years and have gratefully appreciated the ease of recycling in the borough. I am a passionate recycler, oftentimes to the sighs of friends who think I am being overly zealous. 

However with me winning the Golden Ticket Recycling Prize Draw I can happily say my friends have now taken notice and are doing more to recycle properly and hopefully win the Golden Ticket draw too!" 

Tim McCarthy, a Hammersmith and Fulham resident who won £500 said “Recycling l cuts down on the garbage that has to be thrown out and mean less has to be buried or burned.”

Even his four-year-old son Michael is getting into good habits early, learning which bottles he can put out to recycle.

“I’ve filled out all the Golden Tickets and put one out every week now,” added Tim.

As well as individual prizes each borough is giving out community prizes of up to £2500 for residents associations and community groups.  The first winners were:-

Lambeth:  Edmundsbury Court Tenants and Residents Association

Wandsworth:  Transition Town Tooting  Share Community, and FAST (part of emerge)

Kensington and Chelsea: Corner 9 Arts Project

It’s not too late to win! The next Golden Ticket Draw will be on Friday 18 December.  Make sure you’re in with a chance of a big cash prize – recycle right and pop your golden ticket in your bag or communal recycling bank each week.  For more details visit our Golden Ticket page