EDDC makes additional recycling collections in Cranbrook as extended service begins

PUBLISHED: 21:17 09 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:13 12 June 2017

The East Devon Recycling team, with the SUEZ team, have been promoting the new scheme. Ref mhc 11-17TI 8417. Picture: Terry Ife

The East Devon Recycling team, with the SUEZ team, have been promoting the new scheme. Ref mhc 11-17TI 8417. Picture: Terry Ife

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Cranbrook residents will soon be able to recycle more of their refuse.

That’s because East Devon District Council (EDDC) is rolling out its extended recycling services across East Devon this week (starting June 12).

EDDC is introducing additional collections in Cranbrook for the first week or so, because the town had two collection days (Mondays and Fridays) depending on the location of your property.

“As part of its new improved recycling collection service, EDDC is making a few changes to recycling and waste collections at Cranbrook,” said an EDDC spokesperson.

“We would therefore ask residents to keep and refer carefully to the leaflet they have already been sent. It gives information about the changes to their collection days, which are as follows:

“For some residents in Cranbrook, the last recycling collection under the old service was Monday, June 5. All those receiving the Monday collection will now join the rest of Cranbrook, who have their recycling collected every Friday.

“However, because the first weekly recycling and weekly food waste collection is not due until Friday, June 16, the 1,221 properties in Cranbrook who have moved from a Monday to a Friday should have received an additional recycling (and food waste) collection and an additional waste collection on Saturday, June 10. They were notified of this by post. They can start using their new recycling sack immediately, ready for their next collection.

“Their next regular grey wheeled waste bin collection will take place on Friday, June 30, and will continue every three weeks thereafter.

“For those properties in Cranbrook who are not changing days, they should have received their weekly recycling and weekly food waste collection, as well as their grey wheeled waste bin collection, as normal on Friday, June 9.

“Thereafter, they will have recycling and food waste collections every Friday, eg June 16, 23 and 30. They can also use the new recycling sacks immediately. Their grey wheeled waste bin collection will be every three weeks, beginning on June 30. Their final waste collection under the old service was on Friday 9 June.”

Cardboard, plastics, cartons and small electrical goods have been added to the number of recycling items that residents can currently recycle, which includes food waste, paper, glass bottles and jars, tins and cans, textiles, shoes, foil and batteries. EDDC is asking residents to be careful with separating the correct items into their box and the new sack it’s provided.

The new service means that residents will be able to recycle more items. They will be collected every week from the kerbside.

As householders will be able to recycle more and throw away less bulky rubbish, grey wheeled waste bins will be collected every three weeks.

Almost 17,000 households in Exmouth started to use the new service in mid-February in the first phase of the roll-out.

Within the first nine weeks of the new service, residents were recycling almost 60 per cent of their waste – an increase in recycling of 15 per cent.

Further information about the new service is available on the council’s website – www.eastdevon.gov.uk/onboard and includes a full list of what residents will be able to recycle. You can also follow the council’s social media service on Facebook at East Devon District Council and @eastdevon on twitter.

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