Garden waste collections set to resume next week

Council News
10:01, Wednesday, 27th May 2020

Garden waste collections across North Lincolnshire will resume from Tuesday 2 June.

To help collections resume as efficiently as possible, people are asked to follow the guidance below.

People can help the refuse collectors by:

  • Putting bins out on scheduled collection days by 7am. Collection dates can be found on our website.
  • Not over filling bins – the lid must be closed to stop garden waste spilling out.
  • Storing excess waste until the next collection.
  • Ensure that any compacted material is loosened before collection – if the waste is squashed down it could get stuck or make the bin too heavy for the lifting equipment, which may mean the bin cannot emptied.
  • Not putting bags of garden waste in or next to the bin. Bagged garden waste cannot be reprocessed.

Collection of garden waste was paused temporarily following government guidance in relation to prioritisation of services for the most vulnerable. The move ensured key workers were able to focus safely on maintaining important services, including the collection of household and recycling waste.

During this time, more than 230 people have signed up to the council’s ‘Grow, Don’t Throw’ scheme, which supports residents to go green and do their bit for the environment.

As part of the scheme residents can exchange their brown bin for a free home composter. Composting carries huge benefits to the environment, encouraging people to recycle instead of throwing food waste away.

Join the recycling revolution and register for a free composter by completing the form on our website.

You can find top tips on getting started at the home composting page on our website.