East Lindsey District Council: ‘There’s still time to sign up for Green Waste collections’

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East Linsdsey District Council have revealed that so far, more than 24,000 households have subscribed to the Council’s Green Waste Collection Service since it was launched in January.

The all-year round service began at the start of April and includes fortnightly collections with a two week break over Christmas and the New Year.

The service costs £25 and residents can sign up at any point in the year.

The Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment, Councillor Steve O’Dare, said: “The uptake for our Green Waste service shows just how valued this service is.

We are pleased to be able to return to all year round collections which were highly regarded in some areas when the change to seasonal collections was introduced.”

“There is a popular misconception that the Council makes money from the recycling of green waste, this is not the case. The new paid-for service will save the Council in the region of £800,000 a year, helping to safeguard front line services within the District,” he added.

Residents with small gardens can also join up with a neighbour or group of neighbours, who will pay for just one bin between them, further reducing the cost.

To do this, residents simply sign up for one collection.

Once subscribed, residents will receive a letter with full details including what time to present their bin, the collection day and a sticker for the bin.

To subscribe or for more information on the collection service, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions, visit www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/greenwaste

If residents cannot subscribe online, they can call 0800 0855037 with their debit or credit card to hand.

Alternatively, for information on composting waste visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk