New partnership builds on council pledge to cut waste sent to landfill

Bins, Waste and Recycling
12:12, Wednesday, 12th July 2023

The amount of North Lincolnshire waste going to landfill will be slashed even further thanks to a new partnership.

The new contract with Wastewise, which process waste from brown bin collections, will see more than 95 per cent recycled into quality compost.

This will be used for horticultural and agricultural use – the majority of it in the local area, helping reduce the carbon footprint of the whole of North Lincolnshire.

The remaining waste will be recycled or sent for energy and heat recovery.

The partnership is a further step in the bid to reduce further the amount of waste in the region going landfill, which is already less than one per cent.

Cllr Neil Poole, the council’s cabinet member for environmental operations, said: “This is another step forward in our plans to eradicate landfill waste.

“This new partnership is with a company that shares our vision for a cleaner, greener future for everyone in North Lincolnshire.

“This is all part of the bigger picture of A Green Future for North Lincolnshire, where everyone can make a difference, from companies like Wastewise to residents swapping their own bins for composters.”

Bob Wilkes, managing director of Wastewise, said: “We look forward to working with North Lincolnshire Council in helping them achieve their waste management goals.

“The long-term contract will ensure that, together, we create clear, efficient processes to ensure an effective waste service for residents where as little as possible is wasted.”

The ten year contract with Wastewise will involve the treatment of 17,500 tonnes of green waste per year.