Recycling mum wins £100 prize

Katie Madgett with Eastbourne mayor Pat Hearn SUS-160524-152019001
Katie Madgett with Eastbourne mayor Pat Hearn SUS-160524-152019001

An eco-friendly mother has scooped £100 by being the 1,000th person to register for an Eastbourne recycling scheme.

Katie Madgett won the prize after signing up to Eastbourne Borough Council’s Bourne to Recycle campaign which encourages people to recycle more of their household items and increase the borough’s recycling rate.

All people need to do after registering, is recycle as much of their household waste as possible in their green bin. The scheme is fully-funded by central government and all registered homes are entered into a monthly draw with cash prizes of £100 each for five lucky winners.

Katie is the lucky recipient of an extra £100 for the landmark sign up.

She is bringing up her four children: Olivia 10, Jessica, five, Daniel, five and Thomas three, to be keen recyclers. Katie said, “We’re an eco-friendly family and do the recycling together.

“The children help me sort items by doing things like taking the plastic caps off bottles.

“Bourne to Recycle is a great way of encouraging people to start recycling or to do more. If we all recycled, it would make such a difference.

The Mayor of Eastbourne, Councillor Pat Hearn, said “Well done Katie for choosing to be part of this fantastic scheme and also for the recycling you and your children regularly do. Every extra item that is recycled really does help.”

Bourne to Recycle also gives out awards of up to £2,000 to local charities and good causes to be spent on community projects.

For more information or to register simply fill out a short online form at

Alternatively, you can complete a paper copy, available from the council’s Customer Contact Centre at 1 Grove Road.

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