Look out for details of Exmouth recycling changes
PUBLISHED: 06:30 05 January 2017 | UPDATED: 08:45 05 January 2017
The date has been revealed for changes to recycling collections which are to be rolled out across Exmouth.
East Devon District Council (EDDC) is adding cardboard, mixed plastics, cartons and small electrical items to weekly recycling collections, with grey wheeled waste bin collections reduced to every three weeks, from February 16.
The council is writing to residents this week about the changes, which are being introduced following a successful trial in the Colony.
Most households will be given an additional 75 litre reusable sack with a Velcro seal for collecting extra recyclables.
Exmouth is in the first phase of a two-phase rollout of the new service, which will be introduced to the rest of East Devon in June.
As well as writing to households, the council is also holding two further information days in the town.
These will be at the Magnolia Centre on January 14, between 10am and 4pm, and at Brixington Parade on January 30, between 10am and 2pm.
Councillor Iain Chubb, EDDC’s portfolio holder for the environment, said: “The council is determined to offer residents a more sustainable method of recycling and waste collection that looks to the future, benefits the environment, helps our residents do the right thing by recycling more and is financially sustainable.
“We are here to help our residents through these changes and we will have a dedicated team of officers who will be out on the streets of our district, giving advice and assisting wherever they can, when the service begins.”