North East Lincolnshire Council

Skip It returns for third week in bid to make cleaner and greener North East Lincolnshire

Skip It is returning for its third week as residents are encouraged to visit various sites across the borough to dispose of their waste.

North East Lincolnshire Council’s three-month pilot project gives people the chance to dispose of unwanted household items.

Visitors can learn more about how we can all do our bit to create a cleaner, greener North East Lincolnshire.

So far, 124 tonnes has been collected by the council at the pop-up recycling sites.

Week one still holds the Skip It record, with more than 64 tonnes collected in the first five days.

As autumn is well and truly upon us, people are also encouraged to sweep up leaves from outside their house and bring them along to Skip It to get rid of them.

Cllr Matthew Patrick, portfolio holder for environment, transport and energy, said: “We have had a tremendous response from the people of North East Lincolnshire following the two weeks of Skip It that have already taken place.

“A huge amount of waste has been collected so far in this pilot project.

“Week two of Skip It saw 1,638 visits, with a total of 60 tonnes being collected.

“I would encourage anybody wanting to dispose of waste to come to one of the pop-up events.

“Being able to get rid of leaves will also leave the streets and roads much tidier.

“Lots of residents have already asked me if there will be a second Skip It in the future.

“Following its success, I have asked council officers to look at holding more in the future.”

Cllr Steve Beasant, chairman of the overview and scrutiny committee, said: “It is great to see the community come together in a bid to make the area they live in cleaner and greener.

“The response from visitors has been incredibly positive and we want this to continue as we approach the third week of Skip It.

“There has also been an interest in recycling, with almost 1,100 recycling boxes given out at the events so far.

“I am very grateful for the backing of our management contractor NEWLINCS for their support.”

Skip It will be at the following locations in October from 8.30am to 3pm:

  • Monday 22 October, Layby opposite Morrison’s off Grimsby Road, Grimsby DN37 7SQ
  • Tuesday 23 October, Haverstoe Park, Aldrich Road, Cleethorpes DN35 0DP
  • Wednesday 24 October, Coniston Avenue shops, Grimsby DN33 3EE
  • Thursday 25 October, Worsley Road car park, Immingham DN40 1DD
  • Friday 26 October, Neville Turner Way (outside the Waltham Park Bowls Club), Waltham, Grimsby DN37 0YJ

Week one statistics

1,821 visits with 64.36 tonnes of waste collected

28,110kg recycled

27,490kg sent to the Energy from Waste plant

8,760kg sent to landfill

Week two statistics

1,638 visits with 60 tonnes of waste collected

29,160kg recycled

26,950kg sent to the Energy from Waste plant

3,880kg sent to landfill

For more details visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/skipit 

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