A new online household waste form has been launched to help cut queues at the Community Recycling Centres (CRC) in Grimsby and Immingham.
There can be long queues of traffic waiting to enter the Grimsby site in particular at busy times.
One cause of congestion is the declaration form people using vans, pick-ups or trailers must sign when bringing waste to the CRCs. The sites currently take domestic waste only, not trade waste.
North East Lincolnshire Council has launched a new online version to replace the paper form that’s currently in use.
The aim is to reduce the bottleneck created at the meet and greet point and increase the flow of vehicles.
People only need to complete the form once and then site attendants take further details using a handheld tablet when you visit.
Cllr Matthew Patrick, portfolio holder for Environment, Transport and Energy at the Council, said:
“We want to make it easier for people to recycle more and waste less, that’s why we want to cut waiting times at the Community Recycling Centres (CRCs).
“If you use a commercial vehicle to take your household waste and recycling to the CRCs, you can now sign an online declaration form to say you’re not bringing trade waste. This saves time when you arrive and helps reduce waiting times.
“The new form will be live from Monday 3 December and the paper form will be gradually phased out by the end of January.”
Councillor Steve Beasant, overview and scrutiny committee chair, said:
“This is a new way of working and we’re keen to hear what people think about the changes.
“We‘re improving a range of services to make them more efficient, more user-friendly and more sustainable for the future.”
NEWLINCS Operations Director Sharon Hunt added:
“We look forward to introducing the new electronic system. It will not only reduce queuing times at the sites during busy periods, but it will also help us identify trade waste being brought to the site.”
Waste or recyclable materials are not accepted from commercial vehicles if the waste is relevant to the business that vehicle is used for.
For example, plumbing waste will not be accepted from a vehicle used by a plumbing business. A commercial vehicle is any vehicle designed to carry goods rather than passengers. This also applies to privately hired or commercial vehicles.
Find out more at www.nelincs.gov.uk/householdwasteform.