New look for Recycling in #Southend
9th December 2011
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Waste trucks new look encourages recycling

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has joined forces with waste contractor Cory Environmental to launch a new look for recycling and waste trucks.

From this month, Southend residents will be able to see new information panels on the trucks to help raise awareness about recycling and reducing waste.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Executive Councillor for Public Protection, Waste and Transport, Councillor Tony Cox said: “As we aim to reach a recycling rate of 60% by 2015, we are doing all we can to help residents realise how simple our recycling services are to use.

“We want to look after the environment today, so that we can have a better tomorrow. The new panels are easy to spot and they’ll show how everyone can make the most of our brilliant, yet simple services.”

The vehicles used for food waste, recycling and refuse collections will each have their own separate design and information. The three designs are: Landfill – Putting waste in your black sack means that it will go to a landfill where harmful climate changing gases will be produced. By reducing this, and reusing and recycling more, we can all help to protect the environment.

Recycling – Recycling materials in your pink sacks has never been easier.

Recyclable materials include: 

  • household plastic packages such as food and drink containers
  • film wraps and trays
  • glass bottles and jars
  • aluminium and steel cans 
  • paper and cardboard
  • aerosols

Food waste – Recycling food waste in your designated blue bin can be turned into useful compost and renewable energy.

If you don’t have a blue food waste bin yet, you can order one from Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s website There, you can also find a full list of all recycling services in Southend.

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