At a meeting of LFGN members recycling was discussed and various issues were raised. The ability for visitors to fill water bottles would help reduce the number of plastic bottles that are thrown away. Some Boroughs have difficulty using bins that can sort the recyling as the wrong sort of rubbish is put in them. Some parks allow BBQs but this creates litter problems and damage to grass from hot BBQs. Some parks are removing are removing litter bins and encouraging visitors to take their litter home.
The Royal Parks have been able to achieve a 35% recycling rate for the rubbish left in their parks.