Council supports Waste Week campaign


recycle symbol How to reduce the amount of rubbish we produce will be the hot topic at a roadshow being held next month to support National Waste Week 2018.

The focus of this year’s national waste saving campaign, which is run by EDF Energy’s education programme The Pod, is food waste and packaging.

To help spread the word, a West Sussex Waste Education Trailer will be parked in Place St Maur in Bognor Regis on Wednesday March 7, from 9.30am to 4pm.

Representatives from Arun District Council and West Sussex Waste will be engaging with passers-by to;

·         Educate and inform residents on what can/can’t be recycled in West Sussex/Arun and why

·         Educate and inform residents on what happens to waste in West Sussex/Arun and why

·         Give advice, tips and help to reduce waste and recycle more

·         Promote Arun District Councils WEEE [Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment] kerbside collection service

·         Encourage residents to pledge to #PassOnPlastics – a national initiative to encourage people to give up using single-use plastic items such as carrier bags, straws, disposable cutlery, packaging, cling film, plastic bottles etc.


Councillor Paul Wotherspoon, Arun District Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services, said: “National Waste Week is a great campaign for everyone to get involved with. It raises awareness of the importance of reducing waste and recycling more in a way that people can understand and remember.

 “The environment is a key issue for us all and we’d like to ask residents to really think about how they can reduce their waste and recycle more. We will be giving out information at the road show so we would encourage anyone in the area to pop-along to find out more.”

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