Council reports misuse of recycling bins
New recycling bins have been delivered to over half of all homes across the borough.
They are now in use at around 38,500 houses, with North East Lincolnshire Council aiming to deliver a pair of new bins to 73,000 households by mid-November.
Although the delivery drive has not yet been completed, the council have already reported that some residents are using the bins incorrectly.
Bins are scheduled to arrive at homes in Scartho, Haverstoe, East Marsh, Heneage and Healing this week.
Households in parts of The Willows, Bradley, Nunsthorpe, Sidney Sussex, Humberston, East Marsh, West Marsh and Waltham will be receiving new bins in the next couple of weeks.
According to North East Lincolnshire Council, all bins are being issued with instructional booklets.
They are also marked with symbols showing what can and cannot be placed in the bins.
Paper and card go in the blue wheelie bin, replacing the blue recycling box.
Plastic bottles, food tins and drink cans and glass bottles and jars go in the grey wheelie bin.
Most people are using the bins properly, but a small number have put items including nappies, household waste and even parts of a sofa in the blue bin.
This contaminates the whole load and can mean the paper and card can’t be recycled.
Councillor Stewart Swinburn said:
“We’re now halfway through the delivery of the new recycling bins. With the new service we’re helping people recycle more and waste less.
“I’d like to thank everyone who is using the bins correctly, we’ve made the transition as simple as possible.
“I’m disappointed that a small number of households are choosing to put nappies and other waste in their blue bin.
“There’s no excuse for this and it spoils the effort most people are putting in to recycle.
“Our crews won’t empty bins if people put the wrong items in them.”