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What happens to your rubbish and recycling

Our aim is to work with residents of North East Lincolnshire to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as we can.


  • Recycling – 55% household recycling rate by 2025, 60% by 2030 and 65% by 2035 reflecting the EU revised Waste Framework Directive targets
  • Recovery – Maximising the recovery of energy from the residual waste by treating all of it in the Energy from Waste (EFW) facility

Your waste’s end destination

We collect an average of 72,000 households’ waste and recycling on alternative fortnightly collections.

The collected household waste is delivered to NEWLINCS Development Limited and they’re responsible for its treatment and disposal at their Energy from Waste facility.

NEWLINCS are also responsible for managing the collected household recycling that is delivered to them and stored at their site, before being moved on to recycling facilities.

In addition, they operate and manage the Recycling Centres (the tips) based in Grimsby and Immingham. View the NEWLINCS awarded contract information.

Household domestic rubbish

Rubbish is collected and taken to the NEWLINCS Energy from Waste facility. The rubbish is burnt in a combustor (aka a large oven), which releases ash and scrap metal that are both recycled.

Heat from the combustor heats the water in a boiler. The hot, high-pressured steam from the boiling water drives a turbine to generate electricity.

The heat and electricity are used in the facility itself and the nearby factories.


Mixed glass bottles and jars, aluminium food and drink cans, and plastic bottles, tubs, trays and pots from kerbside collections, the tips and recycling points go to Bespoke Recycling Solutions via Palm Environmental Ltd.

They are then sorted and sent to various destinations in the UK to be recycled and their materials are made into new items.

Paper and cardboard are sent to Palm Paper Limited where they are recycled and made into newsprint and cardboard.

Garden waste

Green waste from grounds maintenance, households and the recycling centres are litter picked and shredded at the NEWLINCS waste management site (same site as the EFW facility) and sent to Kirton Lindsey and Riby to be made into compost.

Contact details

Waste services hotline

Telephone: 01472 326288, option 1

Telephone opening times: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm, except bank holidays