Bonfire night parties and festivities can generate a huge amount of waste, so don’t forget to remember to follow the 3Rs - Reduce, Reuse and always make sure you Recycle as much as possible afterwards. If you’re throwing a party, think about using reusable plates, cups, utensils, napkins and tablecloths.
Used fireworks can be brought to your local Household Waste Recycling Site and placed in the general waste container or in dustbins at home as long as they have been fully extinguished.
Martin Benson Veolia South Downs Household Wastes Recycling Sites Manager said:
“We are unable to accept unused fireworks at the Household Waste Recycling Sites as they are explosive, but please contact your local Fire Authority for advice on disposing of fireworks that have not gone off. People can bring spent fireworks to the site and dispose of them in the general waste containers as long as they have been fully put out.”
For details of your nearest Household Waste Recycling Site, and opening hours please visit - www.veolia.co.uk/southdowns/recycling-sites or call 01273 511324.
Veolia has a contract for the delivery of an integrated waste management service across East Sussex and Brighton & Hove. Working in partnership with both East Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council, it is committed to providing a sustainable approach to managing the area’s household waste. Providing this service requires the operation of a network of strategically placed facilities, designed to increase recycling, composting and recovery and to reduce dependence on landfill that is fast running out.