North East Lincolnshire Council is reminding people that it is removing some of its remaining ‘bring to’ recycling banks this week.
As announced last August, the following four sites are being removed as part of a review of the sites and their usage:
- Cromwell Road
- Fisherman’s Wharf
- Willows Shops
- Sutcliff Avenue
Signs were put up at the sites to let people know the bins are being removed and they will continue to be monitored for illegal dumping.
Bring to sites are designed for household recycling, but unfortunately some are misused by fly-tippers. CCTV cameras cover several recycling banks to deter people from dumping waste illegally.
When people illegally dump rubbish at the recycling banks it makes it difficult for council workers to empty the bins. Some of the waste can also attract rats and other pests.
Improvements to kerbside recycling collections made in 2020 resulted in reductions in the use of bring to sites.
Most households now have two large recycling bins with much greater capacity than they had previously with the triple box system.
In addition, central government is expected to introduce new schemes to increase recycling and reduce packaging waste in the next few years.
If households have extra rubbish or recycling to get rid of, please take it to the Tip. Grimsby and Immingham Tips are open daily from 8am to 6pm.
Cllr Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport at the Council, said:
“We have made massive improvements to household recycling collections in the last two years.
“People now have much more capacity for recycling at home and are recycling more than ever.
“Households are not using the bring to recycling banks as much as they used to, and many sites suffer from high levels of fly-tipping.
“The more problematic sites are a drain on resources as our staff have to be taken from their regular duties to clean up the mess left by fly-tippers.
“The need for these sites has reduced over time and in the next few years we are likely to see more initiatives from central government such as deposit return schemes that will reduce the need even more.
“Removing the sites gradually will mean our staff waste less time clearing up fly-tips and help us focus our efforts on keeping the borough clean.”
If you need a household recycling bin, please call 01472 326288 option 2.