From crisp packets to cash for Holbeach Parish Council to buy new bike racks in town
Cash raised through a crisp packets recycling scheme run by Holbeach Parish Council will be spent on new bike racks for the town.
Since the scheme was set up in February, an estimated ten rubbish bags full of crisp packets have been saved from ending up at landfill sites in Lincolnshire.
Both residents and businesses have been using the recycling scheme, dropping their empty crisp packets off at the parish council's offices inside Coubro Chambers on West End.
Coun Isobel Hutchinson, chairman of the council's properties committee, said: "Since becoming one of the 8,500 recognised sites across the UK, the council has raised enough money from the scheme to buy some bike racks so that residents can come and use the high street, getting some exercise at the same time.
"It is vital that we make Holbeach town centre as accommodating as possible and with an environmentally-conscious benefit to saving all these crisp packets from going to landfill, I think we are on to a real winner for the community."
For more information about the recycling scheme, call Holbeach Parish Council on 01406 426739 or email firstname.lastname@example.org