Even more bags collected in green waste trial, council claims

VOLUMES are on the up in Boston Borough Council’s pilot garden waste scheme.

The authority revealed that even more green waste than last week was gathered in roadside collections this time, with more than 75 tonnes of garden matter being taken for recycling.

The scheme has seen around 10,000 residents in the borough switch their blue recycling bins to garden waste receptacles and use provided blue bags for their regular recycling.

Collections this week took place in Kirton, Frampton, Old Leake, Swineshead, Amber Hill, Freiston, Butterwick and the Spilsby Road areas of the borough this week.

Council waste operatives were particularly pleased with the Butterwick area, as the number of residents putting their blue bins filled with garden waste out for collection was around the same as normal, despite the changes to the system.

George Bernard, head of environmental operations, said: “Many residents who have made the Saturday collections throughout the borough such a success have expressed concern that we would be stopping collections at all of those points which were included in the trial areas.

“But we have allayed their fears by telling them that, while the timetable may be subject to change and we will be collecting from additional points, and possibly stopping for shorter periods at the likes of Butterwick Village Hall, or Welland Road, we still wish to provide the service to as many people as possible.”

It is thought that the collection scheme, which is set to continue until October, will have saved many gardeners from hopping in their car to head to the tip with the green waste, saving both time and fuel.

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