New recycling initiative for Gainsborough

A new recycling initiative which will see separate paper and card collections rolled out in Gainsborough has been ‘unanimously’ backed by councillors.

West Lindsey is now the third local authority in Lincolnshire to sign up to the new scheme.

Coun Owen Bierley, chairman of the prosperous communities committee, said: “I am pleased that my fellow councillors have agreed to support this new recycling system, which we believe will have minimal impacts on local residents but will have a significant impact on our environment.”

Councillors agreed to introduce a twin stream recycling collection service in areas of the district which receive a wheeled bin collection service.

A new recycling initiative has been backed by councillors

In West Lindsey, it means the blue co-mingled recycling bin would be collected monthly, rather than the current fortnightly.

A new, purple-lidded bin for paper and card would be collected in the alternate fortnight.

There are no current proposals to change any collection days.

Coun Tracey Coulson, vice-chairman of the prosperous communities committee and chair of the environmental working group at the council, said: “Figures show that our current co-mingled collections are seeing more contamination and there is also a reduction in the quality of material that is recycled which means we need to act now to improve this.”

It is proposed that a separate paper and card collection will be rolled out across the whole of Lincolnshire by 2024.