East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) has declared a climate emergency and as one small step towards achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, the council will not be sending paper bin calendars to every home this year. The council estimates that this will save around 325kg of carbon each year by reducing paper usage and fuel used for distribution.
Councillor Richard Millard, Leader of EHDC, said: “Our recently launched Climate and Environment Strategy commits us to changing the way we deliver services to protect the environment for future generations. This is just a small change that will make a difference.”
The bin calendars from 1 October will continue in the pattern they currently follow, with collections only changing around bank holidays and Christmas. Details of Christmas and New Year collection changes will be included in the next edition of Partners magazine. To find out more, visit www.easthants.gov.uk/bin-calendars.