Around sixty firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at Sittingbourne recycling centre. It started just after eight o'clock this morning in Gas Road. People living nearby are being asked to close their windows. Smoke can be seen from miles away.
Homes in Kent could soon be told they'll have SIX bins for their rubbish collection. The shake-up of recycling services means families could end up with three wheelie bins and three smaller plastic buckets. Fred and Sangeeta link to John Ryall.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.eastleigh.gov.uk/recycling