County Hall says more stickers to help us recycle will be arriving on doormats across Eastbourne this week.
The sticker is being sent out to households across the town along with their annual calendar showing waste and recycling collection dates for the Christmas period and the year ahead.
We are encouraged to attach the sticker to their recycling containers as a handy reminder of what can go inside them.
Across East Sussex, 42 per cent of waste is recycled, but around a quarter of what’s thrown in refuse bins could still be recycled.
We can help by remembering to recycle all their plastic bottles; plastic pots, tubs and trays; paper and card; foil and cans and food and drink cartons – and by keeping recycling clean, empty, squashed and unbagged.
Cllr Steve Wallis, Eastbourne Borough Council’s Lead Cabinet Member for the Environment, said, “People in Eastbourne do a fantastic job of recycling their waste but we can all do more.
“By recycling more of their rubbish, residents can help us to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill, further reducing our carbon footprint. Recycling also saves money for essential community services.
“By attaching the sticker, they will receive to their recycling containers, hopefully it will act as a reminder as to what can be put into the green bins and will encourage people to recycle even more.”