In the lead up to the start of fortnightly bin collections from September 16, Adur & Worthing Councils have begun an information campaign targeted at every household in the area.
The councils will start delivering the first of three information leaflets door-to-door this week, finishing by the end of the month.
The leaflet will remind residents about the upcoming alternate weekly bin service, and tell them where they can find out more details. Two further leaflets will be delivered in July and August, with the second including a personalised calendar of new bin collection dates.
Councillor Emma Evans, Adur District Council’s executive member for environment, said: ”The changes to the bin collection service are part of our efforts to encourage residents to recycle more. The evidence is that moving to an alternate weekly collection service will help us reach our recycling target. Sending less to landfill is a win-win situation for everyone.”
A series of road shows are planned for the summer to encourage people to reduce waste and recycle more. Currently, only 36 per cent of waste collected in Adur District and Worthing Borough is recycled – below the average for West Sussex.
From September most residents will see their general refuse collected one week and their recycling the next week.
For logistical reasons, some flats and houses in multiple occupation will continue to get a weekly collection, while the subscription-based garden waste refuse collection will continue to be weekly.
The collection of household waste one week and recycling waste the next will help Adur and Worthing move towards the national target to recycle 50 per cent by 2020.