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Recycling collections backlog – clearing to begin next week

3:34 pm, Friday, 4th August 2023 - 12 months ago

Bins, waste and recycling

Earlier this week, the Council announced that dry recycling collections would be suspended across North East Lincolnshire until Monday 14 August.

With the seven recycling crews moved onto other rounds to help clear the backlog of domestic and garden waste, these rounds are now almost up to date and being collected on time.

With this in mind, from Monday 7 August, the Council is to deploy some crews to do dry recycling rounds that were missed on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 July before the suspension on dry recycling collection was announced.

Just in those two days, there were missed collections on 290 streets, across at least four wards, East Marsh, Freshney, Heneage and Yarborough.

Any residents in these areas who had scheduled collections on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 July should present their recycling bins each morning until they are emptied as unfortunately, the Council cannot guarantee which date the bins will be emptied on during the week.

Cllr Stewart Swinburn, Cabinet member for the environment, said: “It’s good that the main rounds are getting up to date, but unfortunately, we can’t just reintroduce recycling rounds across the board at this point.

“However, we recognise that residents who had missed collections on 27 and 28 July have been most impacted, and we wanted to tackle those first to clear the additional backlog.

“I’d like to thank residents for their patience whilst we’re working through this. We hope to have a way forward and bring the dry recycling service back in as soon as we can.”

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