Exmouth residents urged to study recycling letters

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Further information is being sent to Exmouth residents this week about changes to recycling collections.

From February 16, items including cardboard, mixed plastics, cartons and small electrical items will be recyclable, with grey wheeled bin collections reduced to once every three weeks.

As the changeover approaches, some households will receive an additional waste collection on February 11, to ensure that no-one faces a gap of more than three weeks between wheeled bin collections.

East Devon District Council says most households will get an additional 75-litre reusable sturdy sack for extra recyclables, and delivery of the sacks begins this week.

Councillor Iain Chubb, the council’s portfolio holder for the environment, said there will be collection day changes for some residents.


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He added: “Even with the most meticulous planning, any change to a service as important as recycling and waste, involving almost 17,000 households, including 119 blocks of flats and more than 450 streets, will bring some teething problems at the start.

“We have worked hard with our contractors SUEZ to minimise any disruption, but there will inevitably be a small number of issues initially as everyone gets used to the changes.

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“Our letters contain information specific to each household and I would urge residents to read them carefully, keep them to hand and please use them to help you separate recycling into the correct containers. We’re here to help and if you need assistance, please contact us.”

The council’s next public awareness event about the new service will be at Brixington Parade on Monday, January 30, between 10am and 2pm.

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