Change of rubbish collection routes

Rubbish collections will change in some areas of South Holland.
Rubbish collections will change in some areas of South Holland.

Around 6,000 homes in South Holland will be affected by changes to waste and green recycling collections.

Leaflets are currently being dropped through letterboxes in affected areas of the district notifying residents of collection day changes due to take effect early in August.

The move by South Holland District Council will further streamline the waste collection service and help reduce its carbon footprint.

Not all areas are affected, but some households in Spalding, West Pinchbeck, Moulton Seas End, Holbeach Hurn, Gedney, Gedney Dyke, Gedney Hill, Sutton St Edmund, Sutton Crosses, Wingland and the coastal stretch between Sutton Bridge and Gedney Drove End will be informed of the changes.

Some of these homes will have a change of collection day for their black sack only, some for green sacks only and others for both.

Three different leaflets have been produced to reflect the three different changes, and those homes which do not receive a leaflet will not be affected.

Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, the ditrict council’s portfolio holder for waste management, said: “We are doing this to make our routes more efficient.

“It will reduce our collection vehicles’ fuel usage and use ourresources better.

“We accept that a change of day may be an inconvenience for those 6,000 properties affected but we hope residents understand that this is being done to keep the weekly service as efficient as possible.

“South Holland is fortunate to have a weekly collection of both landfill and recycling material and we are committed to keeping it as keenly costed as possible.”

The changes will start on Monday, August 5.

Residents are asked to ensure they put sacks out no later than 7am on the day of collection.