Update issued on new recycling bins

Update issued on new recycling bins

Update issued on new recycling bins

North East Lincolnshire Council have issued an update on the borough’s new recycling bins, confirming that half of all deliveries have now been made.

The new wheelie bins are part of a council overhaul of the area’s recycling collections, and were approved by an overwhelming majority during a public consultation.

A specialist distribution company started delivering recycling bins on 28 July.

Seven weeks into their 15-week roll out, around 30,000 households now have a pair of new recycling bins.

One Grimsby resident who has received his bins said:

“The new bins service is a much improved method of collection, first time in a long time that the street has been so clean after a collection, thank you for listening.”

Households in parts of Scartho, New Waltham, Sidney Sussex, Bradley, Laceby Acres, Yarborough, Haverstoe, East Marsh, Heneage and Healing are among those receiving bins this week and next.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn said:

“Reaching the halfway stage is a real milestone for us in the introduction of the new bins.

“Delivering two bins to about 73,000 homes is an enormous task, but we should be done by November, giving households the new bins before the busy Christmas period.

“Each bin holds about the same as six of the recycling boxes and they have lids to help stop rubbish blowing into the streets, which was a big drawback with the boxes.

“We’ve had some great feedback from people saying their streets look a lot cleaner.

“It’s probably the biggest change for waste and recycling collections since wheelie bins were first introduced more than 20 years ago. We’re making it easier for people to recycle more.”

Households are allowed to keep their existing recycling boxes for other purposes.

Alternatively, you your unwanted boxes with the new recycling bins on the first recycling collection day.

Unwanted boxes can also be returned to the Community Recycling Centres in Grimsby or Immingham. 

North East Lincolnshire Council recently released the following video demonstrating what happens once the existing boxes are collected:

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