New waste collection system comes into force

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LETTERS and blue bags have begun arriving at 10,000 homes in the borough as part of a trial project to collect garden waste.

By the end of this week all the homes involved in the three-month pilot scheme should have received from Boston Borough Council an explanatory letter and blue plastic sacks for their recyclable material.

The information will have been delivered at the final collection of their waste under the current system.

Householders will now be required to put their garden waste – loose and not in bags – into their blue bin and use the blue sacks for the recyclable material which they had been putting in their blue bin, including glass.

Landfill waste can continue to go into the green bin, but people will not be permitted to put garden waste in the green bin.

The fortnightly garden waste collection trial will run during August, September and October, and into early November.

Those with larger gardens have been asked to share bin capacity with their neighbours who produce less garden waste, to make the system run as efficiently as possible.

The possibility of a garden waste collection system for the whole borough will be evaluated after the pilot scheme has run its course.

The success of the pilot scheme will also impact on decisions about future replacement of the council’s fleet of refuse collection lorries.

Those not included in the areas earmarked for the pilot will carry on as normal, but may get a Saturday green waste collection if they do not already have one.

Saturday collections in any of the areas included in the pilot scheme will stop and may be moved to other unserviced areas in the borough.

If you would like your area to be considered for inclusion on the revised collection routes, telephone 01205 311112 or alternatively email