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Have your say on the future of waste and recyling collections

A consultation has been launched by North East Lincolnshire Council into the proposed changes to the waste and recycling collections in the borough.

Residents are being asked for their views on changes to the frequency of waste and recycling collections with a view to implementing a new service later this year. We are also asking residents their views about what barriers are preventing them from recycling more and what might help them recycle more in the future.

The proposals are part of a number of changes to the service in a bid to save between £400,000 and  £880,000 from the budget and to provide a more efficient service in line with statutory requirements and help to drive up recycling performance.

Additionally, as part of the consultation, residents can also give their views about other environmental issues, such as fly-tipping dog fouling, littering and energy saving measures.

Cllr Dave Watson, portfolio holder for Energy and the Environment, said: “We are facing difficult financial times, and reductions to budgets right across the council, and we need be smarter about how we deliver our services within this reducing budget envelope.

“We want the public to take part in this consultation and help us shape the service for the future. We can’t afford to do what we have done in the past and provide weekly collections for our residents. We need to find the best way of delivering the service that helps us achieve our savings and provide the most efficient service possible and increase our recycling across the borough.”

To take part in the consultation and have your say, visit

Alternatively paper copies are available in Lincs Inspire libraries and the council’s customer access points.

The consultation closes to the public on Monday 10 July at midday.