Recycle roadshow in Sidmouth attracts 100

SOME 100 residents visited Monday s Sidmouth roadshow to learn about changes to household recycling and waste collections being implemented by East Devon District Council.

SOME 100 residents visited Monday's Sidmouth roadshow to learn about changes to household recycling and waste collections being implemented by East Devon District Council.

Waste and recycling manager Paul Deakin, with waste management officer Naomi Firth, manned the roadshow van, handed out leaflets and showed residents the new collection bins for food waste.

Sidmouth, together with Sidbury, Sidford, Newton Poppleford, Tipton St John, West Hill, Ottery St Mary, Branscombe and other villages in the area, will change to the new collection system - fortnightly household rubbish collections from wheelie bins and weekly recycling collections - on Tuesday June 2.

Councillor Mike Green, who as a Beer resident, is already using the system, was on hand to answer questions and explain the success of the first phase in the Seaton and Axminster area, together with Seaton councillor Stephanie Jones.


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Mr Deakin said the Sidmouth roadshow ran until 8pm to allow those working to see it.

"We are here to help those who don't understand and to help every way we can if they have not had bins delivered."

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Residents in Temple Street, with no frontages, will have wheelie bin collections made from the rear of their properties - an exception to the rule, while households along All Saints Road will be issued with gull sacks instead of wheelie bins.

Mr Deakin said 22 tonnes a week of waste food was collected from the 13,000 properties in East Devon already on the scheme.

"A thousand tonnes will produce enough electricity for 40 homes for a year," he said.

Other roadshows will be held today (Friday) at Sidbury from 10am to noon and at Branscombe from 2-4pm.

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