Council officers to go through residents' bins
Council officers in North Kesteven will be going through residents' bins in a bid to crack down on incorrect items being put out for recycling.
Where incorrect items are found the officers will advise residents how to use their bins correctly and those who don’t comply will face losing their bin.
The council has stated that residents who put incorrect items in their bins costs the council more than £100,000 a year.
Recycling bins have been found to contain items including food and unwashed food containers, nappies, electrical items, used tissues, crisp packets and sweet wrappers, toys and batteries.
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None of these items can be accepted by the recycling facility that NKDC sends residents recycling to, resulting in it sending more waste to landfill.
Cllr Richard Wright, Executive Member with oversight for environmental services and sustainability said: “The district council takes its recycling commitment very seriously, and officers are working hard to better educate and help those who are having trouble understanding what can and cannot go in their green lidded bin.”
If anyone is unsure about any items they can contact the waste hotline on 0800 174499 or email email@example.com.