Reminder to recycle responsibly

Residents are reminded to recycle responsibly after “contaminated” green bags split and left rubbish strewn around a street.

A woman living in Juniper Crescent, Spalding, contacted the Lincolnshre Free Press to say she had spent several hours filling 14 bags with rubbish after neighbours left out green bags filled with nappies and food waste for collection.

The contaminated bags were left – marked with an advisory sticker – by the South Holland District Council collectors with council portfolio holder for waste management Roger Gambba-Jones saying: “Even a small amount of contamination will ruin the whole bag and prevent us from gaining any financial return from it for council tax payers.”