Delays in delivering the new purple-lidded paper and cardboard recycling bins have led to confusion as to which bins should be put out for collection this week.
Delivery of the purple-lidded bins by Lincolnshire County Council is believed to have been delayed in some areas by up to three weeks with, in some cases, some parts of a street receiving their bin weeks after other parts of the same street had already received theirs.
Some Spilsby residents only received their bins on Monday of this week despite the new collection regime meaning the new bin was due to be collected three days later. This has left a number of residents confused as to what bin they are meant to put out or whether they are meant to sort through their already-full grey recycling bins.
We contacted the District Councillor for Spilsby, Councillor David Mangion, for an answer as no information was readily available online.
After Councillor Mangion checked with the Portfolio Holder responsible for waste collections at East Lindsey, we were advised that residents who have only just received their purple-lidded bins should put out their grey bin with mixed recyclables this week and then start the new calendar routine, as provided.
This may mean that you receive tags on your bin informing you that there were incorrect items in the bin but we were informed that the crews have been instructed to “tag and take” until the District Council are confident that everyone has a purple-lidded bin. This only applies to the paper and card that goes in the new bin and any other items that are not included in the recycling scheme could lead to the bin being rejected and not emptied.
If you have any queries regarding household waste collection contact East Lindsey District Council on 01507 601111 or try their website for more help.