Council is dreaming of a green Christmas

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EASTBOURNE Borough Council is dreaming of a ‘green’ Christmas by urging residents to recycle during the festive period.

And this Christmas, council waste contractor SITA will be collecting waste without any disruption to people’s normal timetables.

Residents are asked to put out their waste and recycling in the usual way.

Cardboard packaging and small Christmas trees can be placed in green garden bins while all bottles, batteries, cans and even unwanted knitted jumpers can all go in the recycling green box.

The council is also launching a new service aimed at making it easier to recycle large Christmas trees by setting up 16 tree drop off sites across the town.

The drop off sites will allow people to simply deposit their trees at a point near their home.

The trees will then be collected by the council and recycled, earning extra funds in the form of recycling credits for local services.

Councillor Steve Wallis, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said, “This Christmas, residents of Eastbourne will find it easier than ever to recycle.

“As a council, we have worked hard to provide new and improved solutions to help increase the amount of waste we recycle.

“Delivering a second green garden bin or sack to more than 1,300 households has already had a major impact on our recycling targets, and will help make this Christmas the greenest on record for the town.

“I would urge all residents to make the most of the new services on offer.”

Thanks to the council’s successful campaign to add to the thousands of second green garden bins now in use, local households will have more ways than ever before to recycle this Christmas.

Following the council’s offer of a free second green garden bin to all residents, more than 21,800 households are now on the council’s garden waste collection service.

For details of where the council’s new tree drop off points will be and what you can recycle this Christmas visit www.eastbourne.gov.uk