New name on the street

THERE'S a new name on the streets as the line-up of freshly-delivered refuse freighters in Bexhill's London Road depot illustrates.

Waste contractor Verdant took over from Serco on Monday.

The new contractor will be responsible for Rother District Council's new kerbside recycling scheme. Rother will be making an investment of between 15m and 20m over the seven-year life of the Verdant contract.

Kerbside recycling will be introduced in phases from next Thursday. By the beginning of June Rother and its contractors hope to have introduced the full programme across the district, starting from the eastern end of the 200-square mile district.

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The new Verdant vehicles will bear the Love Rother, Love Recycling recycling campaign slogan to bring home the message that, by recycling their waste, householders could reduce the district's carbon emissions by 44,000 tonnes a year.

Consultants Enviro Comms are explaining new fortnightly alternating collection arrangements via the adjunct to the website plus leaflet drops and information packs for householders.

In addition to the green box which most households already have for kerbside recycling of newspaper, a black box will be issued for plastics, bottles and cans.

A green wheelie bin will be issued for garden waste

A black wheelie bin will be issued for everything else. Existing recycling banks will remain in operation. Recyclable materials will be collected from households on one week and non-recyclable the next.

Households will be notified in advance as the system is introduced across the district.

Television presenter John Craven will launch the kerbside recycling system for Rother next Thursday.