Council evolves recycling offer further

Bins, Waste and Recycling
17:10, Friday, 10th September 2021

North Lincolnshire Council is adjusting its waste collection for certain areas of Scunthorpe in a bid to reduce fly-tipping and increase recycling of cans, jars and paper.

Certain areas in Scunthorpe where the houses do not have gardens and lots of public 10-foot space will have their collection adjusted from later this year.

Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for the environment at North Lincolnshire Council, said: “This is part of a rolling programme of improvement designed to ensure every part of North Lincolnshire is clean and safe for residents.

“We recognise there is no one-size-fits-all approach to the 75,000 or so households across the area. It is why we have developed a range of options designed to suit different communities and different household needs, such as the option to switch brown bins for home composters – a scheme which has been taken up by around a thousand families.

“We will work closely with communities to increase recycling rates of cans and paper through better understanding and where necessary, enforcement.

“These adjustments for a trial period come alongside new powers to identify and fine fly-tippers, together with a new protection order for public spaces which will give us additional powers to target people who dispose of waste irresponsibly with fines of up to £1,000.”