South Holland households play their part to improve card and paper recycling
About a third of cardboard and paper being recycled as part of a 12-month trial to cut landfill waste comes from South Holland, new figures show.
Of the 358.7 tonnes of non-contaminated (clean and dry) paper and cardboard collected from households in three trial areas across Lincolnshire, 124.3 tonnes were from homes in Pinchbeck, Surfleet and northern Spalding.
The total figure, provided by Lincolnshire Waste Partnership, covers nearly 7,160 homes in South Holland, North Kesteven and Boston Borough during the period September 2019 to May 2020.
Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, portfolio holder for environmental services at South Holland District Council, said: "I would like to thank households very much for their cooperation during this trial period.
"What residents have been doing is supporting the environment by reducing the amount of good quality recycling material that is being contaminated.
"This is also about getting the best value for council tax payers from recycling which is both valued and worthwhile."
Coun Eddy Poll, chairman of Lincolnshire Waste Partnership, said: "The trial is going really well and it's been really successful in collecting good quality paper and cardboard that we can then recycle, rather than dispose of it because it's contaminated."