Council hails ‘massive success’ for waste service

The Boston Borough Council building.
The Boston Borough Council building.

The council has congratulated itself on having the highest approval ratings for garden waste collection ‘of any council service or function’ with the cost per household the lowest in the county.

At Boston Borough Council’s environment and performance committee on Wednesday Coun Mike Brookes put the success down to the council beginning kerbside collections of garden waste in 2012. In 2014 a total of 5,100 tonnes of garden waste was collected.

The council’s head of operations George Bernard said that 13,000 properties in the town used about 14,600 bins.

Original estimations said that only 7,500 would be taken up.

Portfolio holder for performance and waste services Coun Mike Brookes said: “The service has been a massive success and one that’s been appreciated by the people of Boston.”

A 2013 questionnaire saw the approval rating for the service rise from 79 per cent to 87 per cent for refuse and recycling collections and from 65 per cent to 86 per cent for garden waste collections.

The council also praised its shared contracts with East Lindsey District Council.