East Dean and Friston
Dealing with Waste
Wealden District Council provides a brown bin for garden waste, which is collected free every fortnight. If you would like an extra bin, you can obtain one from Wealden DC; emptying the extra bin costs £40.00 pa.
Composting is another option; there are numerous bins on the market or you can construct your own. Wealden DC provides bins at a discount - see website. Composted waste in time will provide an excellent means of improving our chalky soil.
As a last resort, you could have a bonfire, but please consider your neighbours. Smoke and ash can be unpleasant and toxic and can spoil people’s enjoyment of their gardens; damage their health or pollute their washing. You should take reasonable steps to ensure it doesn’t cause nuisance to others: eg speak to neighbours first and try to find a time when it is less likely to cause offence. You could be fined up to £5,000 if your bonfire is deemed to cause a nuisance to others.
Wealden DC provides a bin for cardboard, paper, cans and certain kinds of plastic, and a box for glass recycling. These are collected once a fortnight. Government advice is that you cannot get rid of household waste if it will cause pollution or harm to people’s health.