Green roadshows coming to town

ROADSHOWS are being held in Felixstowe this week to help residents get to grips with the use of new recycling bins.

ROADSHOWS are being held in Felixstowe this week to help residents get to grips with the use of new recycling bins.

Around six thousand homes in the town will be included in the next phase of the expansion of the recycling service in July, bringing the total number of homes using it across Suffolk Coastal up to 48,000.

“So far the rollout of the improved recycling service has been coming on in leaps and bounds, and the addition of these homes will mean that nearly 85 per cent of Suffolk Coastal will have more recycling options at their fingertips, making it easier for people to cultivate green habits and reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill,” said council cabinet member Andrew Nunn.

“By using all the recycling facilities available, including local recycling banks where glass and textiles can be recycled and the brown bins for cardboard, garden and food waste, residents of Suffolk Coastal achieved a recycling and composting rate of 48.5 per cent in 2008/09, and we are optimistic this will increase as more homes are added to the improved service.”


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Households will receive new blue-lidded bins for recycling paper, plastic bottles and containers, tins, cans, and foil, as well as cardboard, which can also go into their brown bin, along with garden waste and cooked or uncooked food.

The grey-lidded wheeled bin will replace the black sack service for household waste that cannot be recycled.

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Collections will be fortnightly.

By the end of March 2010 every home in Suffolk Coastal will be on the improved recycling service.

There are roadshows today from 1pm to 3pm at Ranelagh Road car park, and tonight from 6pm to 8pm at the Dellwood Avenue sports Ground. Tomorrow the team will be at Morrisons car park, Grange Farm Avenue, from 1pm to 3pm.

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