Almost 8,000 new bins delivered

Almost 8,000 new bins delivered

Almost 8,000 new bins delivered

Almost 4,000 homes across North East Lincolnshire received a pair of new recycling bins last week in the first stage of a mass roll out.

Homes in parts of Scartho Top, Old Clee, Haverstoe, Yarborough, Park ward, Stallingborough and Healing are among the 5,136 properties due to receive the next delivery of bins this week.

Residents of some 2,000 properties without a front garden can expect to hear from the council regarding the options available to them.

A specialist delivery company is delivering bins to about 73,000 homes between the end of July and late Autumn.

The new bins replace existing recycling boxes, which many locals felt were ineffective and ill suited to the job.

Households are expected to begin using the bins as soon as they arrive.

The council have also requested that residents mark their bins with a house number and make a note of the unique reference number on the side of the bins, so you know which is yours.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn said:

“We’re making it easier for people to recycle more, protect the environment and protect the planet. I was in Scartho last week to see some of the first bins being delivered.

“I was happy to see the reaction from some of the first people who couldn’t wait to get started with their new bins.

“A man came out and told us that he thought it was a ‘brilliant idea’ and he was ‘chuffed’ that this is happening.

“It was also incredible to see the speed at which the delivery crews assemble and roll out the bins.

“This is a mammoth operation and will take until the Autumn to complete.”

Collection days will remain the same for most homes until early 2021.

There are no changes to collections for household waste, garden waste or collections from communal bins, although new collection methods are to be trialled for food waste later this year.

The new recycling bins are 240 litres, the same size as the standard green bins for household waste.

Two 240 litre bins for recycling, collected four weekly, had the highest number of people who said they strongly support it during the waste strategy consultation, which ended in January.

Residents are able to check their delivery date via the council website.

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