Bourne to Recycle spring news

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Basket easter eggs

Love Easter but hate waste?

On average 80 million Easter eggs are sold in the UK each year and over 8,000 tonnes of waste is generated from Easter egg packaging and Easter cards.  In Eastbourne you can recycle the cardboard, plastic inserts and foil from your eggs along with your Easter cards in your normal household recycling.

Even though most packaging can be recycled, it is better to reduce the amount of waste created in the first place.  Before you buy help 'crack down' the amount of extra waste and look for Easter eggs or products with the least amount of packaging.

If you’re hosting an Easter lunch, Love Food Hate Waste have some great ideas on how to reduce food waste.  You can use the portion calculator to make sure you cook the right amount and have a look at the hints and tips to see how you can make the most out of the food you buy.

Cleaning items

Recycling done and dusted!

If you’re thinking of having a spring-clean to reduce the clutter at home remember that lots of unwanted belongings can be recycled, or even better, reused or upcycled (by making unwanted items better, like repainting furniture). 

If you’re not sure what to do with your old stuff, Recycle Now has a handy list of ‘what to do with’ popular items. 

You can also take extra recycling that isn’t collected from your home to the Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) at St Philip's Avenue, Eastbourne, BN22 8NB.  The HWRS is closed on Friday 14 and Monday 17 April, but open as usual on Easter Saturday and Sunday (15 and 16 April).

Bin collections over Easter

Your bin collections will continue as normal on the bank holidays over Easter.  You can check your usual bin collection day by visiting

Spring into Actiion BTR

Spring into Action with Bourne to Recycle

Our recycling rewards scheme, Bourne to Recycle, offers all Eastbourne residents the chance to win cash prizes in a monthly draw.  This spring we’re offering a one-off prize draw of £250!  Have you signed up yet?

All Eastbourne residents are encouraged to register and commit to recycle as many of their household items as possible with Bourne to Recycle.  The scheme will help to increase the borough's recycling rate which is presently at 35%.  We need your help to improve it!

As a thank you for your recycling efforts and helping to increase our recycling rate, all registered homes are entered into a monthly prize draw, with cash prizes of £100 each for five lucky winners.  In April we’re offering a one-off prize draw of £250 on top of the five £100 prizes.  You have to be in it to win it and all you have to do is sign-up – what are you waiting for? 

Registering is easy and takes just a few minutes.  Simply visit or call Customer First on 01323 410000 and one of the team will be happy to sign you up.

East Sussex County Council waste and recycling wonder open days

Want to understand what happens to your waste?  Veolia are holding open days with guided tours at their Newhaven Energy Recovery Facility on Tuesday 4 April 2017 and Woodlands In-Vessel Composting Facility in Whitesmith on Thursday 6 April both 10am-3pm.

Call Veolia to book a tour on 01273 511324 for Newhaven Energy Recovery Facility, or 01825 874100 for Woodlands Composting Facility.