North East Lincolnshire Council

Recycling and the tip

Recycling boxes

You can watch our ‘What you can and can’t recycle‘ video or view the ‘recycling at home‘ page to find out what goes in your recycling boxes.

Replacement recycling boxes

You can have up to three free recycling boxes a year, you should clearly label your boxes with your house number to help prevent theft.

To request replacement boxes or for more information please call the Waste Services hotline 01472 326288 option 2.

Where to leave your boxes on collection days

On the boundary of your property on the footpath side, not blocking access unless otherwise agreed with waste management. If you live in a terrace property, put the boxes at the end of the alley nearest your home (outside any gates), by 7 am on your collection day. It is not classed as missed collection if residents do not properly present their boxes or bins.

Find your recycling collection day and please bring your boxes back in to your property as soon after emptying as possible.

Community recycling centre (the tip)

There are two community recycling centres in North East Lincolnshire which open from 8am to 6pm everyday, except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Household waste at the tip

If you regularly bring household rubbish to the tip (Community Recycling Centre) in a van, trailer or a large vehicle such as SUV’s, estate cars, 4 wheel drives, people carriers etc, you must complete an online declaration form before coming to the site.

At arrival you will be asked to declare what waste or recyclable items you’re bringing, and that the waste has been generated from your own residential home. All waste declared will be electronically recorded and monitored.

Trade or commercial waste will not be accepted. Misuse of the Community Recycling Centre may lead to legal proceedings.

If you operate a business, either from your home, or from separate premises and produce ‘trade’ waste, you must ensure that you make the appropriate arrangements for disposal under the Duty of Care as set out in the Environmental Protection Act.

What can you take to our Community Recycling Centres

  • Domestic Household Waste
  • Furniture
  • Green Garden Waste (branches, grass cuttings)
  • Glass Bottles
  • Paper
  • Textiles
  • Scrap Metal (No Car Parts)
  • Cans/Plastics
  • TV’s & Video’s
  • Fridge/Freezers
  • Small Electricals
  • Large Domestic Appliances (washers / tumble dryers,etc)
  • Textiles
  • Books
  • Household Batteries
  • Tyres (Max of 4)
  • Engine Oil (No car parts)

Waste or recyclable materials will not be accepted in a vehicle related to the business that the vehicle is used for e.g. plumbing waste will not be accepted from a vehicle used for a plumbing business.

If you become a regular user, you may be asked to fill in a waste declaration form, on arrival you will be asked to declare what waste or recyclables you’re disposing of which will be recorded and monitored.

Demolition and construction waste

Demolition and construction waste such as bricks, rubble, soil, plasterboard, tiles or fitted household units can be taken to the Community Recycle Centres in small amounts. You can only do this once a day with a limit of three bags per household.

Special waste

Only Grimsby Recycling Centre accept special items such as engine oil, asbestos, household chemicals, LPG bottles, car batteries and fluorescent tubes.

For disposal of larger amounts please look up ‘Waste Disposal Services’.

Trade waste

Trade waste will not be accepted at our Community Recycling Centres under any circumstances.

Waste or recyclable materials will not be accepted if they are relevant to the business advertised on the vehicle.

Large vans and trailers

Large vans/vehicles and trailers (excluding box and lutons vans) are restricted to one load per day. Before your visit you must fill in the waste declaration form to register your details, on arrival you will be asked to declare what waste or recyclables you’re disposing of which will be recorded and monitored.

For further information contact Waste Services on 01472 326288, Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.

Bring and buy sales

These monthly sales give you the chance to pick up some bargains, whilst recycling your own unwanted goods and donating to charity. The bring and buy sales start at 11am and finish at 3pm. The Community Recycling Centre also sell compost for £2 and you can buy up to 5 bags a day.

Bike sale dates 2019

  • 27 June
  • 25 July
  • 29 August
  • 26 September
  • 24 October
  • 28 November
  • December – To be confirmed

Bring and buy sale dates 2019

  • 28 June
  • 26 July
  • 30 August
  • 27 September
  • 25 October

Recycling sites

You can also use one of our recycling points located throughout the area which are free to use at any time

Our recycling process

The diagram gives sample destinations, reprocessors used may vary as contracts change to ensure the best prices.  All reprocessors used are based in the UK and as close as possible yet retaining best price – samples of reprocessors used are available it the related document section below.

Recyclable items, cans and plastic bottles, paper and cardboard and glass bottles and jars, are separated at the kerbside into different compartments on the recycling vehicle. This method of collecting means that the material streams we send to re-processors are good quality, clean materials.

These items are used by numerous companies to make new products, reducing the amount of new material required.

Your recyclable items could be back on the shelves within days as new items, newspapers for example can typically be back on sale within a week and cans within six weeks.

Alternatively your items may be used to make something completely different. 25 plastic bottles are needed to make a fleece jacket, and your tins and cans could be melted down to make boats or planes. Even glass has unexpected uses, as it can be used in building new roads.

Type of Waste From Where Destination End Use
Green waste Households/CRC Sites/Grounds Maintenance After shredding at NEWLINCS Development, Integrated Waste Management Facility in Stallingborough sent to Down To Earth Recycling, Kirton Lindsey and Clarkesons Recycling Ltd, Riby Local on Farm Composting
Newspapers, Magazines & Cardboard Households/CRC sites/ Bring To Sites Palm Paper Ltd, Kings Lynn Reused for newsprint and cardboard
Mixed Glass Households/CRC Sites/Bring To Sites Viridor Waste Management Sheffield (MRF*) then Clear glass to Allied Glass, Leeds and mixed glass to EnCirc Chester. Reused in UK glass Industry
Aluminium and Steel Cans Households/CRC sites/Bring To Sites Viridor Waste Management Sheffield (MRF*) for separation

then to Novelis, Warrington and

Newport Recycling Ltd (Newport)

Reused within UK steel industry
Plastic Bottles Households/CRC Sites/Bring To Sites Viridor Waste Management Sheffield (MRF*) or Rye Power for separation and then to Clean Tech, Hemswell. Sorted and reused in UK
Household Waste Households/CRC Sites NEWLINCS Development, Integrated Waste Management Facility in Stallingborough The household waste we collect is fed into an oscillating kiln to be burnt to generate electricity and hot water for a local factory.
White Goods

 

Bulky Waste/ CRC Sites J Potts Scrap Merchants Grimsby then Tata Steel

 

 

Valpak Compliance scheme. Hazardous materials removed. Steel and plastic components shredded and recycled.
Small Electrical Items

 

CRC sites SIMS Group Ltd  Lincoln Valpak Compliance Scheme. Reused or recycled.
Building Material (rubble) CRC sites Biffa Waste Services Ltd Grimsby
Copes Waste Management
Rubble is screened, crushed and graded then sold within the UK for uses including road repair and construction.
Building Material (Plasterboard) CRC Grimsby Clarkesons Recycling Riby Nr Grimsby Composted
Building Material

(Ceramics)

CRC sites Biffa Waste Services Ltd Grimsby` Landfilled
Building Material

(Plastics)

CRC sites Biffa Waste Services Ltd Grimsby Landfilled
Gas bottles/Compressed Gas CRC sites Calor Shop Grimsby Refilled
Asbestos CRC Grimsby Augean PLC Peterborough Landfill is the only legal final destination – no recycling currently permitted.
Clinical Waste Separate collection Sent to Rentokil Initial Medical and then Tradebe Healthcare Sheffield Incineration
Waste Oils CRC sites

 

Slicker Recycling  Manchester Some is returned to its original formulation. Others are recycled into industrial fuel

 

 

 

Logs CRC sites Clarkesons Recycling Riby Nr Grimsby
Members of public
Local on farm composting / reuse by members of public.
Scrap Metal CRC sites and Doughty Road J Potts Scrap Merchants Grimsby then Tata Steel

 

Sent to processing plants and mills in the UK. They melt the metals down and turn them into new metal products.
Wooden Pallets CRC sites Clarkesons Recycling Riby Nr Grimsby Reused / chipped and reused in panel board manufacturing.

 

Road Sweepings NELC vehicles

 

Clarkesons Recycling Riby Nr Grimsby for composting.

 

Go Plant Telford for recovery and recycling

 

 

After washing, screening and dewatering organic material and lightweight wastes are composted. Washed aggregate used in road building or mixed with salt for gritting roads. Sand used in the manufacture of concrete, pipe bedding material and other projects Sludge is blended with soils for land remediation projects.
Tyres

 

CRC Sites Vellco Ltd Malton

 

Tyres are sorted and cleaned before shredding then processed into new rubber products such as surfaces for play areas.
Wood/Timber/MDF/Wooden Furniture

 

Bulky Waste/ CRC Sites Clarkesons Recycling Riby Nr Grimsby

 

Chipped and reused in panel board manufacturing.
Bulky Furniture

 

Bulky Waste/ CRC Sites Biffa Waste Services Ltd Grimsby

 

Landfilled.
Textiles CRC sites Tom W Beaumont Batley Sorted and good quality items sold to various markets. Lower grades suitable for reprocessing and processed into items such as industrial cleaning cloths, fillings for furniture and insulation for the automotive industry.
Car Batteries CRC sites J Potts Scrap Merchants Grimsby then SAR Immingham

 

Recycled – lead is extracted for re-use in the production of batteries and other lead based products.
Household Batteries CRC sites Mercury Recycling Ltd Manchester Valpak Compliance Scheme. The recovered materials vary but are refined and sent onto specialised manufactures.  Recovered nickel and steel is used in the steel industry.  Cadmium and cobalt are reused in battery manufacturing.  Recovered silver is used in the photographic and electronics industry.  Mercury is reused in the lighting industry.
Cooking Oil CRC sites Living Fuels Ltd  Thetford

 

 

 

Recovered into green electricity. Through natural settling and filtering, used cooking oil is transformed into an end of waste bio liquid, LF100, for use in eco-friendly power stations In the UK.
Fridge/Freezers CRC sites Environcom England Ltd  Grantham Repic Compliance Scheme. If the fridge freezers are unsuitable for reuse, Environcom process every fridge through their recycling plant. Harmful refrigerants and blowing agents are collected. Once processed fridge components become clean streams of plastic and metal ready for onward processing to make into new products.
Televisions CRC sites Environcom England Ltd  NG31 7UH Repic Compliance Scheme. TVs are sorted into items suitable for reuse and items suitable for recycling only. Reusable goods are tested and sold. TVs for recycling are dismantled and the glass streams and plastics separated to produce clean streams. Using glass cleaning technology Environcom produce a glass sand  suitable for used in the building trade.
Ink Cartridges CRC sites Ink & Toner Recycling Ltd Milton Keynes Ink cartridges are checked and sorted into reusable and recyclable items.  Any that can’t be refilled are recycled.
Fluorescent Tubes CRC sites Mercury Recycling Ltd Manchester Valpak Compliance Scheme. The process involves separating the individual components of fluorescent tubes and other discharge lamps and recovering them for recycling or re-use in a variety of industries.
Shoes CRC sites SOEX (charity) Redhill Sorted and good quality shoes sold to various markets. Lower quality items recycled to produce new footwear.
Waste Oils/Fuel Oils NELC Depot Workshops/Fly Tipping Lincolnshire Waste Oil, Lincoln RE Group, Hull, recycled or re-used in a variety of UK industries.
Unidentified Waste Oils Fly-tipping Lincolnshire Waste Oil, Lincoln RE Group, Hull, recycled or re-used in a variety of UK industries.
Abandoned shopping trolleys Fly-tipping Trolleywise, UK Returned to relevant retail outlets
Vehicle Batteries NELC Depot Workshops/Fly-tipping Lincolnshire Waste Oil, Lincoln Bradford and Moore, Newark, recycle or re-use in a variety of UK industries.

TV, fridge, freezer – end destination of material

If you cannot find what you are looking for above you can call the number below and select the relevant option:

Telephone: 01472 326288

  1. Bin or box collections including missed collections
  2. New or replacement bin, recycling box or arrange a repair
  3. Recycling enquiries
  4. Bulky waste, white goods collection or clinical waste & sharps collection
  5. Community recycling centres
  6. Domestic asbestos disposal

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