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Confusion in town where homes have six bins each

A new recycling scheme is causing some confusion in Kent. Homeowners in Whitstable now have six different types of dustbin to take away their waste.

The high number of bins is part of a recycling initiative. Although collections take place on Tuesday, different materials are emptied each week.

The local authority said it is trying to stop useful waste that can be recycled being sent to landfill sites. However the new way of doing things is causing some confusion for residents.

Eastleigh tree recycling urged

Nine sites throughout the borough can recycle Christmas trees from 7 - 21 January 2013:

Lakeside Country Park - Wide Lane, Eastleigh

Haskins Garden Centre - Mansbridge Road, West End

Brambridge Garden Centre - Brambridge, Near Winchester

Mortimer Road Car Park - Botley

Arturi's Garden Centre - Allington Lane, Fair OakHousehold Waste and Recycling Centre - Shamblehurst Lane, Hedge End

Household Waste and Recycling Centre - Knowle Lane, Fair Oak

Household Waste and Recycling Centre - Woodside Avenue, Eastleigh

Household Waste and Recycling Centre - Grange Road, Netley

For more information contact the Recycling Team on 023 8068 8440, email or visit


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