Residents across West Lindsey are being encouraged to recycle more of their waste to help protect the environment.
West Lindsey District Council has been recycling household waste for a number of years and has also started offering a commercial service to local businesses. Chairman of the council’s Prosperous Communities Committee, Cllr. Owen Bierley said:
“The council’s rate for sending household waste for reuse, recycling or composting stands at an impressive 53.17%. This means we are on top for recycling rates among Lincolnshire councils and that is down to our local residents.
“However, we don’t want to be complacent, we want to encourage people to think about what more they can do to support our recycling efforts.”
This week marks national recycling week and it is hoped the theme of ‘recycling around the home’ will get people to expand their recycling routine to all rooms in the home. West Lindsey District Councillor for the Nettleham ward, Cllr. Giles McNeill, added:
“Many households regularly recycle items like plastic milk bottles and glass bottles from the kitchen, but it’s also easy to recycle many other items from the bathroom, living room and even the bedroom”.
Officers will be manning a stand at the upcoming Middle Rasen Gala at the village hall and playing field on Saturday 27th June. They will be available to talk about recycling and any other waste enquiries.
- For more information on what can be collected for recycling from the home, visit www.recyclenow.com
- West Lindsey District Council is also asking residents not to place sharp objects, including medical needles, into recycling bins. For safety, they need to be contained within yellow sharps containers, available from pharmacists or GPs. Other sharp objects such as broken glass should be securely wrapped in newspaper and placed in a black bin
- To find out more about recycling in West Lindsey, visit www.west-lindsey.gov.uk