The launch this week of Lewes District Council’s Zero Heroes Community Competition means residents could win £40,000 by starving their refuse bag and recycling more.
The competition, which is part of the council’s Zero Heroes Campaign, will help Lewes District double its recycling rates over the next 12 months to hit its target of 47 per cent.
It is running across the whole district (split into 12 areas) and covers every household. At the end of each day’s area refuse collection, bags will be weighed to see how much they have reduced by. In June 2014, the area that has reduced the most weight from their refuse (on average per household), through recycling as much as they can will get a greater share of £40,000 to spend on local environmental projects that residents propose and select.
The Zero Heroes Campaign website – www.zeroheroes.me – has all the information about the competition as well as hints and useful information about how we can all reuse, recycle and reduce waste.