Roosevelt Court residents praised for recycling efforts

Roosevelt Court residents with their award together with Cllr Phil Scott and Cllr Alan Roberts
Roosevelt Court residents with their award together with Cllr Phil Scott and Cllr Alan Roberts
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RESIDENTS in a St Leonards block of flats have won an award for their recycling efforts.

Roosevelt Court in Stonehouse Drive took part in a recycling challenge laid down by AmicusHorizon and Hastings Borough Council.

The Four Courts were challenged to recycle as much as they could over six months following the introduction of new recycling facilities.

Overall in the first year, 58.8 tonnes of good quality recycling has been collected at the Four Courts. Roosevelt Court residents were the narrow winners with 3.9 tonnes in six months and at a recent ceremony they were presented with an award made from recycled glass.

Cllr Jay Kramer, the council’s lead member for environment and safety, said: “This is a fantastic achievement as previously very little, if any recycling was happening at the Four Courts.

“The new recycling facilities in the area have made recycling very convenient and the residents have obviously adopted the ‘little and often’ approach.

“As an extra reward a large skip was placed at the entrance to each of the four blocks.”