Recycling centre survey

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SPALDING and Bourne residents will be asked what they think about their recycling centres as council bosses look at how to cope with cuts to their cash.

Users will be handed surveys at all of the county’s 13 household waste recycling centres, including the ones in West Marsh Road in Spalding and off Spalding Road in Bourne.

Lincolnshire county councillor Lewis Strange, executive member for waste services and chair of the Lincolnshire Waste Partnership said: “We are proud that Lincolnshire already has one of the best recycling rates in the country, but like many other areas of the authority we need to find ways of being more prudent in constrained financial times.

“What we are determined to do is fully incorporate residents’ views when we are examining what future services should focus on. This could include reducing the hours at less popular sites, but it won’t mean a reduction in the type of waste people can bring to recycle.”

Council bosses want to know how often people use the centre, how far they have travelled and what time of day they visit.

Coun Strange added: “The latest recycling figures reveal that residents now recycle a tremendous 52% of their household waste – already surpassing the government’s target of 50% by 2015.

“Our household waste recycling centres help boost this enormously and we want to make sure that residents can get the best out of them while being realistic about our reduced budgets.”

The survey can also be completed online at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/hwrcsurvey or a hard copy can be requested by calling 01522 782070. Surveys must be returned by September 16.