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New recycling bins arriving soon

3:12 pm, Monday, 27th July 2020 - 10 months ago


Deliveries of new recycling bins start in North East Lincolnshire this week.

North East Lincolnshire Council wrote to all households in the area last week to let them know about their new recycling bins.

Copies of the letter are on the recycling bins page of the Council website at

The first bins are due to be delivered from Tuesday 28 July in Scartho.

Householders can now check their delivery date on the website at

All households will receive an instructional leaflet with their new bins. Copies of the leaflet are also on the recycling bins page on the council website.

A specialist delivery company is delivering bins and leaflets to about 4,000 homes per week between the end of July and late Autumn.

About 150,000 new bins will arrive at homes in the area during the next few months.


What to do with your new bins

The new bins replace existing recycling boxes. Households are being told to start using the bins as soon as they arrive.

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.

The Council is writing to about 2,000 properties without a front garden, where the main access for the bins is via an alleyway, to look at other options available to them.

Cllr Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for Environment and Transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:

“We’re making it easier for people to recycle more and waste less with these new bins.
“It’s part of a massive transformation for recycling in North East Lincolnshire.
“Bins are being delivered one round at a time and we aim to have them all out before the busy Christmas holiday.”

Sign up for email updates about waste and recycling at


Bin sizes

The new recycling bins are 240 litres, the same size as the standard green bins for household waste.

Each bin is 58cm wide by 70cm deep by 104cm high. Three bins together are 174cm wide by 70cm deep by 104cm in height.

The Council has chosen a standardised option that works for most households and its collection crews.

Two 240 litre bins for recycling, collected four weekly, had the highest number of people who said they strongly support it during the waste strategy consultation, which ended in January.

More details at


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