Recycling to be reviewed in Eastbourne

Cabinet councillors last night agreed to look at introducing a new recycling system that could mean residents use one bin to recycle everything.

The new system would mean residents could put glass in their wheelie bin. At present, separate box containers are used for glass and a wheelie bin for paper, cans, cardboard and plastics. The change would bring Eastbourne in line with other councils in East Sussex.

If councillors decide to adopt a new, simpler system, it would come into place in June 2019.

Councillor Jonathan Dow, Portfolio Holder for Place Services, said: “Glass doesn’t need to be kept separate in order for it to be recycled so everything could be put in one bin which would make recycling easier and simpler for everyone.

“It would also be beneficial for the collection crew in terms of health and safety and will save the council money too. If introduced, we hope the new system would encourage more people to take part in recycling.

Issued 14 December 2017