Household Waste Recycling Centres in Lincolnshire to be open for more waste, sooner

Household Waste Recycling Centres (tips) across the county will be able to accept more waste, sooner than first predicted according to the county council.

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From Monday May 25, residents will be able, along with garden waste and wood, to bring cardboard and glass to Lincolnshire’s sites across.

And from Monday June 1, in two weeks’ time, residents will also be able to bring electricals, scrap metal and black bagged residual waste, as the council continues to rapidly adapt to working safely within Covid-19 restrictions.

Coun Eddy Poll, executive councillor for waste and recycling at Lincolnshire County Council said: “Residents had been in touch asking to bring extra items to the sites, so we’ve worked hard over the past week to make this possible.

“To use the sites, you must book a timeslot via www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/clickandtip or 01522 782070.

“Although there are a large number available, we will be releasing more slots on Tuesday May 26.”

Phone lines are open Monday – Friday 8am-6pm. (Closed Bank Holiday Monday May 25).

For more information on the service, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/clickandtip

Lincolnshire’s HWRCs welcome over 2,000 cars on opening day

On Monday, the first day of reopening, the 11 Household Waste Recycling Centres across the county welcomed 2,328 cars bringing garden waste and wood.

Coun Poll said on Monday: “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.”

ID and proof of address will be required e.g. driving licence.

Delays are expected on sites, as they are not operating as normal.