More than 50,000 households are now using new recycling bins in North East Lincolnshire.
At the end of last week, a total of 52,790 homes had received a pair of new recycling bins.
The new bins are part of the Council’s massive overhaul of its kerbside recycling collections.
From 19 October, recycling bins are arriving at households in parts of Humberston, Ashby cum Fenby, Barnoldby le Beck, Waltham, Brigsley, New Waltham, Cleethorpes, Heneage, Little Coates, Nunsthorpe, and The Willows
From 26 October, bins will be delivered in parts of Laceby, Bradley, Aylesby, Cleethorpes, East Marsh, West Marsh, Healing, Immingham, Habrough, and Stallingborough.
Visit the recycling bins page at www.nelincs.gov.uk/bins to check your delivery date. Some new build homes, communal properties and houses with no front garden will not appear on the calendar.
Sign up for email updates about waste and recycling at www.nelincs.gov.uk/BinUpdates.
Cllr Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for Environment and Transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:
“We’re now approaching the final stage of the bin deliveries and we’re on schedule to finish early in November.
“All the bins are clearly marked, people can help by making sure they put the right materials in the right bin.
“I’d like to thank everyone who is using the new bins to recycle as much as they can.”
Using your new bins
All bins come with an instructional leaflet. Copies of the leaflet are also on the recycling bins page of the council website at www.nelincs.gov.uk/bins.
Households start using their new bins as soon as they arrive. They replace the three recycling boxes.
Mark your bin with your house number and make a note of the unique reference number on the side of the bins, so you know which is yours.
Collection days will remain the same for most homes until early 2021. There are no changes to collections for household waste, garden waste or collections from communal bins.
Households can help by making sure the recycling is put in the right bin when it arrives. Symbols on the bin lids clearly show what goes in each bin.
Paper and card go in the blue wheelie bin. It replaces the blue box. Plastic bottles, food tins and drink cans and glass bottles and jars go in the grey wheelie bin.
Most people are using the bins properly, but a small number have put items including nappies, household waste and even parts of a sofa in the blue bin.
This contaminates the whole load and can mean the paper and card can’t be recycled.
Bin crews will not empty the bins for people who put the wrong items in them.
What happens to existing recycling boxes?
North East Lincolnshire Council is working with Stallingborough-based recycling company Grimsby Granulation Ltd to collect and recycle the unwanted boxes. The boxes are ground into pellets ready to be used to make new products.
A team from Grimsby Granulation Ltd is following the council’s waste crews and taking the boxes that are left out on the first collection days with the new bins.
They carry cards to show they are working with the council. There have been reports of other people taking the boxes.
Unwanted boxes can also be returned to the Community Recycling Centres in Grimsby or Immingham.