Garden waste collection service coming to residents of Peacehaven, Telscombe and Saltdean
Following the successful introduction of the green waste collection service to residents in Seaford, South Heighton, Denton and Newhaven more than 105 tonnes of garden waste has already been collected and recycled.
As part of the roll out of the service residents of Lewes District Council who live in Peacehaven, Telscombe and Saltdean are also being offered the opportunity to have their garden waste collected from August this year. We will be offering the service to all residents of the District by 2019.
An annual subscription of £70 is payable for the ten month service and a new 240 litre wheelie bin will be provided to those residents who sign up and pay the subscription.
Councillor Paul Franklin, Lead Member for Waste & Recycling at Lewes District Council said: “Thanks to the hundreds of residents who are already taking part in the garden waste collection service our recycling rate continues to increase. The garden waste collected will be turned into compost locally by Tamar organics, ready to be used by gardeners as a soil conditioner – a really sustainable solution for the environment.”
The following can be recycled by using the garden waste bin:
- Grass cuttings, leaves, hedge trimmings
- Shrubs, plants, flowers
- Brush wood (maximum 200mm diameter)
- House plants
- Biodegradable packaging
To find out more and to join up, please visit www.lewes.gov.uk/GardenWaste or call 01273 471600.
Residents can sign up for the service at any time and the subscription will run for 12 months from the date of signing up.
Story published on 22 June 2016