East Suffolk residents are being encouraged to consider the environment this Christmas by choosing recyclable products wherever possible and reducing their household waste.
Earlier this year, the Suffolk Waste Partnership - which comprises Suffolk County Council and the district and borough councils - took the difficult decision to remove cartons and Tetra-paks from the list of materials that could be placed in household recycling bins. New industry regulations require cartons to be sorted separately from cardboard and it has been decided this is not a viable option.
Residents and visitors to Lowestoft are being encouraged to dispose of their cigarette butts correctly to help reduce littering in the town centre.
Following a surge of interest during the recent First Light Festival, further opportunities are now available for East Suffolk residents to become Plastic Action Champions and help local communities reduce their plastic waste.
Volunteers are being asked to step forward to help their local community take a smart approach to plastic waste by joining a new network of Plastic Action Champions.
As part of International Compost Awareness Week (Sunday 5 May to Sunday 12 May), the Suffolk Waste Partnership is supporting several initiatives aiming to help residents get composting.
A man has been fined more than £200 after being found guilty of a littering offence.
Lowestoft residents are being encouraged to help clean up the streets by taking part in a ‘community clean-up’ event taking place later this week.
A man has been found guilty of two incidents of illegal fly-tipping in East Suffolk, having been paid to remove waste by unsuspecting residents.
Suffolk Master Composters are inviting green minded enthusiasts to join their ranks and master the art of composting this spring.