Residents invited to meet Environment First

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Residents are invited to meet the team behind Eastbourne’s new waste contract, which comes into force in July.

The waste service will move from Kier to Environment First, under a new company controlled by Eastbourne Borough Council.

The event, at the Town Hall on Wednesday 29 May, runs between 12 noon and 7pm and will be an opportunity for residents to talk about the forthcoming changes and the future of waste and recycling in Eastbourne. There is no need to book a place, just drop in anytime.

From 1 July residents will be able to put glass in their main recycling wheelie bin. The existing glass boxes can be kept for use in your home, garden or garage, or can be dropped off at the household waste recycling centre in St Philip’s Avenue.

Other benefits of the new service include fewer road miles, new trucks, which will have greater capacity and mean the number of trips to the tip are reduced, a greater focus on recycling and increased local employment levels.

Councillor Jonathan Dow, Cabinet member for Place Services, said: “Our number one priority is ensuring a seamless transition. Through Environment First we aim to deliver waste and recycling services of the highest quality and reliability, with a strong emphasis on environmental sustainability.”

Customers will be kept updated during the process and can follow Environment First on Twitter @EastbourneBC or Eastbourne Borough Council’s Facebook page.

From 24 May to 28 June, residents are also invited to complete a waste satisfaction survey at

South East Environmental Services Limited (SEESL) is the company delivering the Environment First service. SEESL is owned by Eastbourne Borough Council. 

Published on 23 May, 2019