Campaign for better recycling in Lewes

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LEWES Town Councillor Matt Kent is calling for a better recycling service for local residents.

For some years he has been campaigning for Lewes District Council to improve its recycling rates and services from the doorstep.

He said many residents do not believe they are comprehensive enough.

Cllr Kent helped organise and submit a petition to the district council asking it to consider

•100 per cent roadside collection of cardboard, green waste and ‘Tetrapaks’

•100 per cent roadside collection of lower grade plastics and packaging

•All street bins with specific sections for paper, cans, glass and plastics

•To make Lewes District ‘Plastic Bag Free’

But following a meeting, Cllr Kent said the district council was not prepared to introduce such collection services.

“However, today I hope that the new administration at Lewes District Council can ‘raise the bar’ and commit to better kerbside domestic recycling collections throughout 2012 and beyond,” he said.

“In recent times Lewes District Council has been poorly performing compared to its neighbours in Wealden, Eastbourne and Hastings.”