Big leap forward on recycling in North East Lincolnshire

New bin deliveries near their final stage

Big leap forward on recycling in North East Lincolnshire

North East Lincolnshire Council is thanking households for recycling hundreds of tonnes more since March this year than they did last year.

Bin crews collected 811 tonnes more recycling between March 1 and September 30 this year than last year.

Garden waste was up by 275 tonnes for the same period and household waste up by 1,983 tonnes.

The Covid-19 national lockdown in March resulted in big changes for most households and this was reflected in their bins.

And now 60,000 households are using new recycling bins with six times the capacity of the old recycling boxes after deliveries of the new bins started at the end of July.

Cllr Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for Environment and Transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “More and more people in North East Lincolnshire are recycling and now we’re making it even easier with the introduction of the new wheelie bins.

“I’m grateful to everyone who is making the effort to recycle, your efforts are making a big difference.

“By recycling more we can help conserve natural resources, save energy and protect the environment.”

He added: “Our recycling rate for September was a fraction under 37 per cent and we should see this improve even more when we start recycling more plastics early next year.

“2020 has been a tough year, the lockdown and subsequent restrictions have had a big impact on people’s household waste and recycling.

“We’re in the final stages of the bin deliveries and we’re on track to finish early in November.”

This week, recycling bins are arriving at households in parts of Humberston, Ashby cum Fenby, Barnoldby le Beck, Waltham, Brigsley, New Waltham, Cleethorpes, Heneage, Little Coates, Nunsthorpe, and The Willows.

From October 26, bins will be delivered in parts of Laceby, Bradley, Aylesby, Cleethorpes, East Marsh, West Marsh, Healing, Immingham, Habrough, and Stallingborough.

Visit the recycling bins page at to check your delivery date. Some new build homes, communal properties and houses with no front garden will not appear on the calendar.

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