‘Litter bins are not a dumping ground,’ says district council

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  • Plea to avoid filling public bins with household and commercial waste
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Households and business owners in Bourne and the Deepings are being told not to use dustbins on the street as a dumping ground for their waste.

South Kesteven District Council fears the summer months will see an increase in rubbish left in bins by businesses and residents, leaving them full or with little space for passers-by or visitors to use them.

Filling public bins with private waste creates problems for members of the public wishing to dispose of their rubbish responsibly.

Ian Yates, executive manager for environment, South Kesteven District Council

Businesses found using the area’s public litter bins could face prosecution for not sticking to their trade waste agreements.

Instead, they should use the household waste and recycling centre in Bourne or its bulk item collection service.

Ian Yates, executive manager for environment, said: “Filling public bins with private waste creates problems for members of the public wishing to dispose of their rubbish responsibly.

“Excess waste created by residents and businesses should not be placed in bins but disposed of in line with legal responsibilities.

“We want to work with individuals and businesses to find solutions, whether it is by additional bins or increasing the amount recycled.

“But any repeat offenders will be prosecuted.”

Residents and businesses wishing to use the bulk item collection service should call 01476 40 60 80 or email customerservices@southkesteven.gov.uk

For a full breakdown of what can be recycled in silver bins and clear bags, or non-recyclable items in black bins or pink bags. visit www.southkesteven.gov.uk/recyclinglist