Waste service winter shutdown
BOSTON residents will soon see their kerbside garden waste collection service cease for the winter season.
Boston Borough Council will end the service for this year with collections scheduled for the weeks beginning Monday, November 19 and November 26.
There will be a one-off collection in January – coinciding with scheduled collections made on the blue bin week starting January 13 and the green bin week starting January 20 – to help with clearing away Christmas trees and late leaf fall.
The garden waste collection season in 2013 is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 18.
It is anticipated that by the end of this first season of Boston's garden waste kerbside collection service around 2,500 tonnes which would otherwise have been sent to expensive and environmentally-unfriendly landfill will have been converted into compost.
The council's recycling rate – a combination of dry recycling (paper, glass, cans, plastics, etc) and garden waste (sent for composting) – is expected to go up from 27 per cent to 50 per cent during this period.