Beer is trail-blazing a new recycling scheme

PUBLISHED: 19:00 28 July 2008 | UPDATED: 10:55 17 June 2010

Monday, July 28 - BEER will be pioneering the next generation of environmentally-friendly towns with the launch of a top-notch recycling service.

BEER will be pioneering the next generation of environmentally-friendly towns with the launch of a top-notch recycling service.

East Devon District Council (EDDC) will introduce its new recycling and waste collection service, from Monday, August 4, to a number of villages including Beer.

Councillor David Cox, EDDC's Portfolio Holder for StreetScene, said: "We would ask people to read the information leaflets carefully and to make sure they understand which bin does what.

"We all need to do as much as we can for the environment. It's vital that we reduce landfill and increase the number and volume of the materials that we recycle."

There are two new plastic containers for food waste and also a wheeled bin for their other household refuse, which will go to landfill.

For houses that cannot find space for a wheeled bin can apply for a gull-proof sack, which folds away when not in use, and can be used to contain plastic refuse sacks to protect them from pests and rodents

Food waste and recycling waste, including plastic bottles, will now be collected weekly and landfill waste every fortnight.

The food waste will be recycled to produce a gas to generate electricity for the National Grid.

The new service is part of a larger scheme to raise recycling levels in East Devon to 50 per cent, at this time it is just over 20 per cent.

For more information visit www.eastdevon.gov.uk/recycling_and_refuse or call (01395)571515.

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