New recycling starts in town this Monday

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New waste and recycling services are starting in Eastbourne next week (July 22).

New bins and information packs, including a calendar of collection dates, has been delivered to homes in Eastbourne.

From Monday ( July 22) the new scheme will be operational and residents will use their blacks bins as usual for waste but their big green bin, currently used for garden waste, will become their recycling bin for tins, paper, Tetra-pak cartons and cardboard. The new brown bin, delivered to homes, will be used for garden waste and the existing small recycling box will be used for glass bottles and jars .

Cllr Gill Mattock, chair of the Joint Waste Committee, has urged residents to check their calendars and information packs carefully.

Residents without information packs or the new brown bin should contact the council.

They should call 01323 410000 or by email at customerfirst@eastbourne.gov.uk.

The bins and information packs seem to have been delivered without many hitches but some residents on the seafront are not happy with the new scheme.

In an email to the council, Ray Wood, of Grand Parade, said two too many bins had been delivered to his block of flats and added, “I must say that you’ve chosen a great place to leave the green bins. They are on the seafront, the dotto train stops outside our flats and the coach parties deliver tourists right opposite. Kindly remove them before someone trips over them.”

An Eastbourne Borough Council spokesperson said, “The Customer First team organised the collection of the bins from Miramar House within a few hours of being notified.

“Their initial delivery was a simple oversight and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.”