Lewes District Council’s work to revolutionise home recycling is on track and showing no signs of slowing as thousands of new wheelie bins are delivered along with improvements to local bring sites.
Phase one of the wheelie bin rollout is complete with homes in East Saltdean, Telscombe and Peacehaven now in possession of a green bin with a blue lid.
Newhaven, Denton, South Heighton and Seaford are part of phase two with the wheelie bins arriving during January and February.
The introduction of the new wheelie bin marks the end of the assortment of old boxes and bags that residents in the district use to sort their waste.
The new system is much simpler and easy to use with paper, tins and cans, cardboard, glass, ready meal trays, yoghurt pots, tubs and plastic fruit punnets going in the one wheelie bin.
The council has also improved the many bring sites (pictured) in the district with new bins installed and new signage.
Councillor Paul Franklin, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Waste & Recycling, said:
“I’m really pleased with how our implementation of the new recycling service is going. Delivering 40,000 wheelie bins obviously brings its own set of challenges, but so far so good and it’s full steam ahead in 2018.”
The very latest addition to the recycling mix is takeaway coffee cups being recycled at many of the bring sites in the district.
Councillor Franklin added:
“The use of takeaway coffee cups is a massive issue with an estimated 3bn disposed of in the UK every year. You can’t recycle these cups at home, but you can now at 17 of our 38 bring sites, which is great news for the environment.”
To see a list of all the bring sites in the district and what you can recycle, please visit www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/lewesrecycling
Issued 3 January 2018