The cardboard and mixed plastic recycling trial in the village of Beer last year was a success.
East Devon District Council has recently carried out a trial collection of cardboard and mixed plastics at the roadside in Beer. Now, EDDC is looking at the best options for providing a collection service across the whole of East Devon, based on the findings of the Beer trial.
Back in August 2011, Councillors decided to run a controlled trial of collecting cardboard and mixed plastic to see how much material would be presented for recycling. The trial started in September and ended in November.
The Contractor – SITA – collected recycling material including cardboard and mixed plastic from 700 properties in the Beer area. A total of 3 tonnes of cardboard was collected over the three-month period.