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A message from DCC:-
Following last night’s announcement about the National Lockdown, DCC would like to confirm that the HWRC’s will remain open however the resale shops will be closed.
The winter opening hours are:
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 4:30pm.
As residents begin their Christmas shopping, South Hams District Council wants them to be aware of what they can and cannot recycle this year.
From mince pies cases, to advent calendars, crackers and wrapping paper, South Hams are arming their residents with a simple how to list for recycling this year.
With their partners from WRAP (The Waste and Resources Action Programme) and Recycle Devon – residents are also being encouraged to reduce, reuse and recycle more this festive season.
Cllr Keith Baldry, South Hams District Council’s Executive Member for the Environment said: “Every year we see so many things thrown into the grey bin at Christmas, that could have been reused or recycled. But with a little bit of guidance from us, we hope residents will take time and reduce, reuse and recycle more this year.”
On the list of items that South Hams are asking residents to think about are: Advent Calendars; they can be separated into different materials, the card can be placed in the blue sack, and the foil can go in the clear sack and then all you need to put in the grey bin is the plastic tray.
Likewise mince pie boxes can go in your blue sack, the clean foil cases can be scrunched and put in the clear sack and all you need to put in the grey bin is the plastic tray. Plastic pots, tubs and trays can be taken to your nearest recycling centre for recycling. (For more details see the links to the chart and website below).
As last year, South Hams District Council will not be collecting wrapping paper for recycling, or Christmas cards with sparkles, glitter, ribbons or bows. So this year the Council is encouraging residents to get creative and come up with sustainable alternatives to traditional wrapping paper and cards.
Cllr Keith Baldry, added: “Although the reason for this press release is to inform residents about the items they can recycle this year, there is also an important message about reducing waste altogether.
“Each year the Love Food Hate Waste Campaign by WRAP publish great advice on how to make the most of festive food. We will be sharing these with our residents throughout the festive season. Reducing food waste is one of my big ambitions. Did you know a quarter of the waste placed in the grey bins is food that could have been recycled.”
“Likewise our partners Recycle Devon publish tips for reducing, and reusing materials. They also provide information which will help you decide if you should go for a real or a fake tree.”
Residents who have a real Christmas Tree, 6ft or smaller, can put this out for recycling alongside their brown bin from 6 January.
South Hams District Council would like to wish you all very merry recycling Christmas.
For more information about what can be recycled this Christmas at South Hams District Council visit our website.
For more information from Love Food Hate Waste
For more information from Recycle Devon
Click on the link for details:- SH Adverts 2019_Early May
South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils will be working in partnership with FCC Environment to provide waste collection, recycling and street and toilet cleaning services from the 1st April 2019.
Following a competitive tendering process, South Hams and West Devon Councils have awarded the contract for your Waste Recycling and Cleaning services to FCC Environment which will save over £5 million in the next 8 years. As well as continuing to deliver the key services for each council, the new contract will offer extra services which will help to improve the local environment.
Cllr John Tucker, Leader of South Hams District Council said: “I am delighted to bring this news to our residents. It not only offers better value for money for the tax payer, but also huge environmental benefits. Big improvements are coming to the recycling service over the next two years. I am looking forward to working with FCC Environment who are bringing their industry knowledge and expertise into our services.
“We have been listening to residents and we know that you want to be able to recycle more at the kerbside, particularly glass and mixed plastics. It will take a little while to put everything in place but the good news is that you will be able to recycle more from the kerbside by the end of 2020.”
Cllr Philip Sanders, Leader of West Devon Borough Council said: “I am absolutely delighted that we have been able to make such substantial savings at a time when we are facing a huge budget gap. The bonus is that will be able to improve vital services and increase our recycling rate even more over the coming years.”
Steve Longdon, Regional Director for FCC Environment said: “We are one of the UK’s most trusted resource and waste management businesses. We hold over 100 contracts with some 60 local authorities up and down the country recycling more than 1.6 million tonnes of waste each year and so we consider ourselves to be a safe pair of hands . Ever since Blue Planet 2, residents have been more interested than ever before in re-using, reducing and recycling so it’s a great time to be rolling out new and enhanced services that will allow residents in South Hams and West Devon to do just that.”
Residents should not see any immediate changes to services and the Councils will be working closely with FCC Environment over the coming months to plan the changes to the recycling collection services. Will be provided more details on the improvements over the coming months.