If you wander round to the car park behind the leisure centre off Grove Road in Rye you will see the recycling area complete with a selection of wheelie bins for glass, cardboard, general waste etc. And getting rid of extra waste at the moment is quite a challenge until the council recycling centres are open again and as a result, these bins are proving to be very popular.
So much so that, despite being emptied regularly, it does not take long before they are overflowing once more. And when the wind gets up the rubbish is spread around and, with the lids of the bins being left open (as there is too much in them), the seagulls are having a field day, dining out on a daily basis and no doubt our furry long tailed visitors may follow suit in due course.
Part of the problem is what is put in the bins, and how, as if cardboard boxes were broken down first, rather than being put in whole, there would be twice as much capacity as there is now. It takes a bit more time and forethought but surely it’s worth the effort and we all benefit as a result.
There is also another possible solution, but many of us seem unaware that there is a further selection of wheelie bins in the station carpark, at the station end, where you can take your recycling and general rubbish to the designated bins.
The two photographs used in this article were both taken on Wednesday, February 10, and you can see how the problem could be alleviated if our rubbish is ‘shared’ between the two recycling locations. But, at the moment, the bins in the station car park are very under utilised and often virtually empty. Both locations are regularly emptied and, if we use them both, it will help to prevent the seagulls enjoying regular meals out and reduce the potential of attracting rats and vermin.
Image Credits: Nick Forman .