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Start date announced for new paper and card recycling trial collections in South Holland




A new recycling trial that will see some households having separate paper and card collections is set to start on Monday, September 23.

Households that have been selected for the trial in Pinchbeck, Surfleet and parts of Spalding have been sent out letters by South Holland District Council introducing the scheme, answering questions and providing a calendar of collections.

Information drop-in sessions are being held for residents within the trial areas starting tomorrow (Tuesday, September 10) at Surfleet Village Hall in Station Road, Surfleet, from 5-7pm.

The trial will see separate collections being made from selected households for paper and card in a bid to cut down contamination in recycling
The trial will see separate collections being made from selected households for paper and card in a bid to cut down contamination in recycling

On Wednesday (September 11), there is a session at the district council offices in Priory Road, Spalding, from 10am-2pm and also at Pinchbeck Community Hub and Library, 48 Knight Street, Pinchbeck from 3-5pm.

Residents in the selected households will be provided with separate purple sacks in which all paper (except shredded paper or tissues) and cardboard can be put into. It must be clean and dry with no food residue.

Other recycling in the trial areas will continue to be collected on alternate weeks in the green bags provided. Black bag waste will still be collected weekly.

Roger Gambba-Jones, portfolio holder for place for South Holland District Council, says the scheme could reduce the overall cost of waste services.
Roger Gambba-Jones, portfolio holder for place for South Holland District Council, says the scheme could reduce the overall cost of waste services.

The year-long trial, run by the Lincolnshire Waste Partnership, in conjunction with the district council and county council, aims to boost the quality and amount of paper recycled.

Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, South Holland District Council portfolio holder for place, said: “I’m very pleased that South Holland has taken the opportunity to be part of this trial.

“We want to ensure that residents are well informed and supported, therefore officers from South Holland District Council will attend three public engagement sessions to answer questions as well as help residents reduce the amount of contamination in the recycled waste collected.

“Not only will this avoid the wasted time and effort of collecting spoilt recycling, but also the potential to reduce the overall cost of waste services to our taxpayers as well as help protect the environment.”

Contamination of recycling has been an issue and residents are being reminded to make sure recyclable items they put in their bags do not contain food waste
Contamination of recycling has been an issue and residents are being reminded to make sure recyclable items they put in their bags do not contain food waste

For more information visit https://www.sholland.gov.uk/paperandcard

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