Bin collections: An apology for inconvenience – please bear with us

Bins, Waste and Recycling
15:36, Wednesday, 14th February 2024

A number of garden waste and recycling collections across North Lincolnshire have been re-arranged due to staff sickness.

Despite this, last week, more than 137,000 collections of household waste and cardboard, plastic, tin cans, glass and paper recycling were made.

Some local disruption may continue as the bin crews return to a full compliment of staff.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “We are genuinely sorry for any inconvenience caused – we’ve had some vehicle maintenance issues alongside a number of staff being sick.

“Thankfully, many of those who have been off sick are now recovering and are returning to work.

“We wish those members of the crew a speedy recovery and I wanted to say thank you to those who have been out in the ice cold and rain for their efforts which have meant we were still able to make those 137,000 collections.

“Until we are back up to a full compliment we must assess the situation on a daily basis and would ask residents to bear with us.”

The council does not collect garden waste across the winter and most councils do not restart these collections until March.

Cllr Waltham added: “We are genuinely sorry for not meeting our own ambitious targets and timescales but we will always come back to collect them when we can.

“Thanks to residents, recycling rates remain high, with 99 per cent of all waste recycled and we have more than 1,500 properties now composting their garden waste at home.”

People are asked to use one of the many household waste recycling sites – to find your nearest visit here.