Improved recycling scheme for Wealden towns

Media Release : 05 September 2011

From the beginning of October, Wealden District Council will expand the range of materials collected for recycling from the kerbside in all of Wealden's towns, and some villages in the south of the District.

Container for cans, aerosols, plastic bottles and beverage cartons

This means that all properties in Wealden will be able to recycle the same range of materials at the kerbside, including plastic bottles and beverage cartons (eg. Tetra Paks).

"Wealden District Council achieved a recycling rate of 42% in 2010/11", said Cllr Doodes, Cabinet member for Commissioning and Assets,  "which means that 24,000 tonnes of rubbish was diverted from landfill for recycling or composting last year.  Changes this month respond to householders' desire to recycle more materials, more conveniently, making it easier for them to help us keep on improving the recycling rate in 2011/12."

In order to manage the improved service, some residents' collection days will change.  New information is being sent out this week commencing 5 September. From mid September additional recycling containers will be delivered to households in Crowborough, Hailsham, Heathfield, Hellingly, Herstmonceux and Horam so that they can start recycling plastic bottles and beverage cartons at the kerbside.

Those properties which already have white sacks for their plastic bottles, such as in East Dean, Pevensey, Polegate, Stone Cross, Uckfield, Westham and Willingdon, will also be able to recycle beverage cartons at the kerbside.

The recycling system will stay the same for residents of more rural parts of the District who use two bins, each with a recycling caddy, and can already recycle the full range of materials.

You can find out more information about your bin collection day by visiting this page on our websiteb and entering  your postcode.

Further information can be found here or by contacting Wealden's Waste Management Team on 01892 602626.