THINK GREEN: By South Holland District Council waste and recycling officer Laura Simpkins
It has now been a year since the introduction of the recycling rewards scheme across South Holland.
In this time it has seen over 100 lucky winners, all claiming the £100 reward for regular recycling.
This month the winners of the Green Bag Lottery included Chris Page and Jessica Collins of Spalding; Ben Still of Long Sutton; William Girvan of Gedney Drove End; Margaret Nunn (pictured) of Holbeach St Marks; Angela Barrand of Spalding and Ms Sharon Spencer-Hanssen of Donington. Congratulations to all of these fantastic recyclers!
The scheme is funded by a central government grant – the Weekly Collections Support Scheme – which has contributed to the better operating of waste and recycling services across the district.
As well as maintaining our weekly collections the scheme has also paid for two waste and recycling officers, the Green Bag Lottery, the Litter Blitz campaign and community talks.
You may have also noticed that South Holland District Council has invested in a new fleet of vehicles including caged vehicles and grounds maintenance vehicles as well as new refuse and recycling collection vehicles.
These are to help improve the efficiency of the services we offer, with the new refuse and recycling collection vehicles being more environmentally friendly, with lower emissions.
For more information about the scheme please visit www.greenbaglottery.co.uk or ring customer services on 01775 761161.