New recycling scheme begins in Exmouth

06:30 16 February 2017

A new Romaquip recycling lorry of the type being introduced by East Devon District Council.

A new Romaquip recycling lorry of the type being introduced by East Devon District Council.

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A new recycling collections system is getting under way in Exmouth today (Thursday).

East Devon District Council (EDDC) has increased the range of items that households can recycle to include cardboard, mixed plastics, cartons and small electrical items.

Recycling and food waste will be collected weekly, with grey waste bin collections reduced to once every three weeks. The scheme follows a successful trial in The Colony and Feniton, and will begin across the rest of East Devon in June.

EDDC says all 16,700 Exmouth households will get an additional 75 litre reusable sack for their extra recycling. Councillor Iain Chubb, EDDC’s portfolio holder for the environment, said the new scheme would mean up to 60 per cent of waste being recycled – up from 40 per cent.

He said: “Our aim has always been to deliver a more sustainable recycling and waste collection service that benefits the environment, helps our residents do the right thing by recycling more and is economically viable. We believe that this new service provides the solution.

“I must stress that the new service means that residents will still see us every week – it’s just that we will be recycling much more of what was previously sent for disposal. The recycling collections will not change either. Your green boxes, food waste caddies and new reusable sacks will still be collected every week. The only noticeable difference is that householders will be able to collect more recycling and their grey wheeled bins will be collected every three weeks instead of every fortnight.

“We are here to help our residents through these changes and will have a dedicated team of officers who will be out on the streets giving advice and assisting wherever they can.

“With a transition on this scale we do anticipate some teething problems at the start but we’re well prepared to respond quickly to these issues. We have meticulously planned the new service and we’re ready to go.”

More details about the new service are available online at www.eastdevon.gov.uk/onboard.

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