Brownies Help Eynsford Reduce Waste

5th October 2021


Pictured: Brown Owl, Brownie and Eynsford Parish Council's Chair of Community and Green Team member.

Eynsford's Green Team worked with our local brownie group to obtain a new recycling bin.

We were pleased to gain the support of 2nd Farningham & Eynsford Brownies in our pleas to Sevenoaks District Council for a recycling public waste bin. The Brownies spent some time during lockdown working on the Take Action theme of the new girlguiding programme to raise awareness about an issue important to them. One of the Brownies, who was concerned about waste and recycling, wrote a letter and created a petition asking for recycling bins in the village which she sent to Eynsford Parish Council. The parish council's Green Team was able to use this letter to back up their request for a new bin for Eynsford.

We are all delighted that the new bin has now been installed on Riverside. It is a 'smart' bin and can communicate with the depot to indicate when it is full! This means that fewer wasted journeys are made when the bin is not full, saving fuel and cutting carbon emissions. We hope that in the future we may be able to obtain more of these bins for the village.

The Brownie rightly obtained her Make Change and Speak Out badges and is well on her way to achieving her Brownie GOLD award!

Let us know what you think of our new bin. Would you like to see more opportunities to recycle your rubbish in Eynsford?

Author: Holly Ivaldi


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