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Council freebies for festive food recycling

With Christmas feasting over the festive period nearly upon us, Lewes District Council is offering residents FREE liners and food caddies for the yuletide leftovers.

Every bin in Lewes district contains an average of 30% food waste, the vast majority of which could have been recycled.  Nearly 5,000 households in the district already take advantage of the council’s free weekly food waste collection service.

Councillor Paul Franklin, Cabinet Member for Waste and Recycling, said:

“Since we introduced the new waste and recycling service, we’ve seen a fantastic increase in the volume of recycling.  I’m delighted with the way residents have embraced the new user-friendly system and our planning for more recycling success won’t stop.

“We want your food waste now.  During the coming weeks there will inevitably be more food waste than at any other time of the year and our offer of a free roll of compostable food waste liners will help ensure it is recycled.”

All food waste collected is taken to a local facility where it is turned into a top-quality soil conditioner, which can then be used by local farmers and gardeners to grow more food.

Councillor Franklin added:

“Over 150 people have signed up in the last two weeks for collections and the number continues to rise.  Anyone not already signed up, go online and visit We will send you a free roll of liners along with two caddies for your food waste.”

If you are already part of the food waste recycling service, you can collect your free roll of compostable liners from any of the following locations:

  • Seaford Tourism Information Centre
  • Southover House reception (Lewes)
  • Lewes Tourism Information Centre
  • Saxon House reception (Newhaven)
  • Newhaven Town Council reception
  • Peacehaven Town Council reception
  • Newick Community Centre
  • Plumpton Village Hall


Published 11 December 2018