Success in the bag

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Recycling rates in South Holland have soared since the introduction of the Green Bag Lottery.

During the first six months of the initiative, the amount of waste recycled in South Holland rose by 16 per cent from 585.53 tonnes to 678.37 tonnes.

Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, the district council’s portfolio holder for Waste Management, said: “I’m delighted to see The Green Bag Lottery having such a positive impact on recycling rates.

“However, this isn’t about us hitting targets. We want to show people that we are serious about recycling and are doing as much as possible to encourage it.”

The Green Bag Lottery runs every four weeks and sees ten households randomly and secretly selected to take part.

Each one that presents recycling correctly for at least three of the four weeks is awarded £100 and they are then placed into a draw to win £1,000.

So far a total of 53 people from across the district have won prizes, including 26 winners in Spalding.