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Bonfire clean up collects nearly 10 tonnes of rubbish

A 12-strong Lewes District Council clean-up team worked through the night to clear nearly 10 tonnes of rubbish after the bonfire.

The team started at 1.30am and finished at 7am to ensure that Lewes was spotless and litter-free in time for breakfast.

This year, some of the 9.86 tonnes of rubbish was able to be recycled to avoid it all going to the incinerator.

The clean-up operation costs Lewes District Council up to £10,000 every year, which does not include disposal costs that are paid by East Sussex County Council.

Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Waste and Recycling Councillor Paul Franklin said: “Our team did an amazing job working through the night to clear up. Looking at the town centre this morning, you would never have thought there had been an event just hours before. Well done everyone!”

Published 6 November 2018