Category Archives: Waste and recycling

Think twice before visiting household waste sites

Residents are being urged to avoid rushing to the county’s household waste sites in the coming weeks and to think carefully about whether they really need to go.

As the weather improves and people start spring cleaning, carrying out DIY projects or tidying up the garden, the council is asking residents to consider whether they can safely store additional waste at home until they have a full car load, or dispose of or recycle it through the kerbside collections, rather than frequently visiting one of the waste sites. Residents carrying out larger DIY jobs may wish to consider hiring a skip.

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Kerbside scheme helps residents recycle unwanted small electricals

OVER 160,000 households in Hastings, Rother and Wealden can declutter and help the environment at the same time by recycling their small electrical items via a kerbside collection service.

Unwanted small electrical items are one of the fastest growing waste streams in the UK. In a concerted effort to tackle this growing challenge, the East Sussex Joint Waste Collection Partnership joined forces with Material Focus earlier this year to set up the small electricals recycling scheme as part of the Recycle Your Electricals campaign.

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Have your say on waste and minerals plan changes

VIEWS are being sought on proposed changes to the East Sussex, South Downs and Brighton & Hove Waste and Minerals Local Plan.

The changes follow a review aimed at making sure planning policies for waste and minerals in the county remain up-to-date and in line with national policy. Waste and mineral plans must be reviewed by law every five years. Continue reading

Residents urged to think twice before travelling to waste sites

Cllr Claire DowlingTHOUSANDS of visitors have had to be turned away from the county’s busy waste sites since they reopened on May 18, leading to calls for residents to consider if their visit is necessary.

Following a change in Government guidance, East Sussex County Council reopened its 10 Household Waste Recycling Sites, but urged people to only visit if they had potentially dangerous waste that couldn’t be stored or be disposed of in their kerbside collection. Continue reading