Bin collections ‘paused’ in some areas due to Covid

East Lindsey District Council have ‘paused’ bin collections for the remainder of this week for some areas, including some in the Spilsby area.

A number of waste crews are now either self‐isolating or ill due to Covid‐19 and the Council have taken the decision to suspend collections in some southern areas of the district until Monday, February 1, 2021, to allow crews to recover and to prevent further spread of the virus.

Over the past couple of days, it has proved a real challenge to keep the service going with a number of rounds having not been completed due to staff absences.

Victoria Burgess, Assistant Director for Operations, East Lindsey District Council

The following areas are affected:-

  • Friskney
  • Eastville
  • New Leake
  • Stickford
  • Coningsby (Part)
  • Coningsby Moorside
  • Dalderby
  • Haltham
  • Mareham Le Fen
  • Moorby
  • Revesby
  • Scrivelsby
  • Tumby
  • Tumby Moorside
  • Tumby Woodside
  • Wilksby
  • Wood Enderby
  • Carrington
  • Dogdyke
  • Frithville
  • Gypsey Bridge
  • New Bolingbroke
  • New York
  • Scrub Hill
  • Thornton Le Fen
  • Westville
  • Antons Gowt
  • Cowbridge
  • Fishtoft
  • Frithville
  • Langrick
  • Sibsey
  • East Keal
  • East Kirkby
  • Hagnaby
  • Keal Coates
  • Midville
  • Stickney
  • Toynton All Saints
  • West Keal

Update: to find out if your area is included East Lindsey District Council have now published a list of streets affected. To view the latest version of the list go to and follow the instructions in the green section at the top of the page.

Those households affected by the disruption this week can present any accumulated side waste in black refuse sacks alongside their black household bins on their next scheduled black bin collection.

From Monday, February 1, 2021, waste collections are anticipated to continue as normal. Green waste bins will still be collected as normal as they are collected by a different set of crews.

Assistant Director for Operations at East Lindsey District Council, Victoria Burgess, said: “Over the past couple of days it has proved a real challenge to keep the service going with a number of rounds having not been completed due to staff absences.”

“With more crews off again today we needed to take action now and suspending the service is the only realistic option available to us to keep everyone safe – something we’ve worked hard to avoid. Our workforce has done an amazing job over the past year and they’ve received much praise from the community and are grateful for your continued good wishes.”

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