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Household waste down again in Adur and Worthing

Released: Wednesday, 04 March 2020

Residents in Adur and Worthing are continuing to reduce their household waste.

In the last six months, waste has dropped by 2,300 tonnes, the equivalent of 460 waste trucks loads. The percentage of recycling has also increased by five to seven per cent across the two areas.

The figures come just six months after Adur & Worthing Councils introduced alternate weekly bin collections, and the Councils continue to encourage residents to reduce, reuse and recycle to help them work towards a national target of recycling 50 per cent of waste.

The latest waste reduction figures come as Adur & Worthing Councils host Zero2030, a community-led climate conference, at Worthing Town Hall. Up to 300 local groups and organisations will spend the day discussing how to shape the local response to the climate emergency.

Guest speakers include keynote speaker Isabella Tree of the well-known rewilding project at Knepp Estate near Horsham, and Alex Chapman of the New Economics Foundation. Worthing Climate Action Network and Transition Town Worthing who both helped organise the day are amongst the many local groups, organisations and businesses attending.

Adur & Worthing Councils declared a climate emergency in July 2019 and have committed to working towards being carbon neutral by 2030. The ambitious plans focus on six key areas: Biodiversity, Carbon Reduction, Energy, Transport, Waste Reduction and Water.

Cllr Emma Evans, Executive Member for Environmental Services at Adur District Council, said:

“The reduction in waste is really good news and very welcome just six months on from introducing alternate weekly waste and recycling collections. It shows how the community and the Councils are working towards the same goal of limiting our impact on the environment.”

Cllr Edward Crouch, Executive Member for Digital & Environmental Services at Worthing Borough Council, said:

“These latest waste reduction figures are really encouraging and show that we can reduce waste consumption and recycle more. It's not only good for the environment but saves Councils money spent on waste disposal.”

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Photos: Waste collection

PR20-018 - Waste collection (1)

PR20-018 - Waste collection (2)

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