New bins to arrive soon!

New bins to arrive soon!

New bins to arrive soon!

Thousands of homes in North East Lincolnshire are set to receive new wheelie bins as part of the council’s recycling transformation.

At the end of last year, the Council invited people to give their views on how it might collect recycling in future.

More than 4,800 people responded – the highest response rate the Council has ever had for a public consultation.

Most people responded saying that the existing recyling boxes are not fit for purpose, and opted to replace them with two wheelie bins.

As such, around 150,000 new bins are scheduled to be delivered to homes in the area over the next few months.

The new bins will replace the existing recycling boxes, which many residents reported as being ineffective for the containment of waste.

Households are being told to start using the bins as soon as they arrive, and can expect to receive a letter between 13 and 18 July to let them know the new bins are on their way.

Collection days are expected to remain the same for most homes until early 2021.

Discussing the new wheelie bin initiative, Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for Environment and Transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:

“We listened to what you told us when we consulted on changes to recycling collections.

“Two bins for recycling had the highest number of people who said they strongly support it.

“It’s clear to me that people in our area care a great deal about the environment.

“With these new bins we’re making it easier for people to recycle more and waste less.

“This is a massive change, probably the biggest change for waste and recycling collections since the Council introduced wheelie bins for household waste more than 20 years ago.

“We’re taking a phased approach to introduce the new bins one collection round at a time.

“The first phase is to deliver the bins before the busy Christmas holiday period.

“This means collection dates remain the same for most households and there are no changes to the materials we’re collecting.

“During the early stages of the lockdown our crews collected much more paper and card as people shopped more online.

“The new bins make it easier for people to recycle more at this time and through the festive season.”

The Council is contacting smaller households without a front garden to give them the option of using the new bins.

They have also indicated that a desire to collect food waste separately by 2023, and will begin trialing this in the near future.

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