Green waste scheme hailed as a success

Garden waste scheme
Garden waste scheme

The green waste collection scheme in Boston has been hailed a triumph, after collecting more than 2,500 tonnes in its first year.

More than 11,000 households have become involved in the scheme since it was launched last year – making it more successful than officers and councillors originally anticipated.

Figures show that 50 per cent of household waste is now kept out of landfill, and either recycled or diverted for composting, as a direct result of the initiative.

Coun Mike Brookes, portfolio holder for waste, said: “It was a massive undertaking, and there was a lot of good work, but it has been a success out there with the public, who have welcomed the service.”

Green waste is taken to Crowland for disposal.

○ A new fleet of modern refuse vehicles will be delivered to Boston later this month. The state-of-the-art dustcarts will be narrower and better equipped. They have cost £900,000.