Residents flock to Household Waste Recycling Centres as they open to the public again

Today (Monday, May 18) Household Waste Recycling Centres (tips) across the county welcomed 2,328 cars bringing garden waste and wood.

Garden waste and wood will be the only items accepted for the time being

Residents, for the first time in just over two months, took their garden waste and wood to the eleven sites across the county.

Councillor Eddy Poll, executive member for waste at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We’d really like to thank the public. They’ve used our new booking system and we’ve been able to take the waste quickly and easily.

“There were a few teething issues with a queue this morning at Spalding, but that’s now been ironed out and things are running really smoothly.

“The public have been great – arriving on time and with the correct waste types and their booking references.

“Even where residents had to be turned away because they brought the wrong waste or didn’t have a booking, they did so amicably as they understood why.

“This was the first time we’ve put a booking system in place, and we’re delighted in how it is working out.”

Time slots for this week and next are still available, and more will be released on Tuesday, May 26.

To book, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/clickandtip or call 01522 782070 (Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm).