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More appointments at Spalding tip - and bosses urge people to show up when they've booked

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More appointments are now be available at Spalding tip - but residents are being urged to turn up when they save a slot.

People need to book ahead to visit the household waste recycling centre at West Marsh Road - with appointments available up to ten days in advance.

There are now 336 slots a day - or 1,680 a week - for residents - which is 420 more a week than previously.

Drivers queue into Spalding Household Waste and Recycling Centre (34858791)
Drivers queue into Spalding Household Waste and Recycling Centre (34858791)

Data released by Lincolnshire County Council showed that 95% of the slots were booked up for the period between March 12 and 16.

However, 15% of the people who booked appointments didn’t turn up.

John Coates, head of waste services at the county council, said: “We’ve increased the number of available slots at our Spalding centre to make it easier for residents to get rid of their waste and recycling.

“Unfortunately, more than one in ten people are not turning up to their booked slot, which can make it more difficult for others to book. If you can no longer make your booking or no longer need it, in your confirmation email you’ll find details of how to cancel your booking. Please can you do this so that we can offer it to someone else.”

The council says its booking system was introduced to prevent the tip becoming booked up weeks in advance - and confirmed that it will be staying in place.

The centre is shut on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

There are trailer days on Mondays and Fridays and a permit scheme is in place for people with vans and trailers.

To make a booking, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/clickandtip

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