Bin collection rounds in East Lindsey are changing, as new £3.5m refuse and recycling fleet hits the road

March 2, 2020

From April 6, 2020 waste collection rounds for the majority of East Lindsey households will change.

The current routes used to collect refuse and recycling (the black and grey bins) were introduced in 2013, and due to the increasing number of properties needing to be collected from, the collection arrangements required revision to ensure the service runs as efficiently as possible.

Residents that are affected will receive a letter with their new collection calendar. There are a small number of properties that are not affected; these households won't receive a letter as there is no change for them.

Introducing the new routes will impact on some properties during April. This means some people will receive collections closer together and some further apart.  Residents are asked to continue to present their bins for 5:30am on their scheduled collection day as the time their bins are collected may also change.

During this time, the Council's new refuse and recycling fleet will also hit the streets.   The 20 new vehicles have cost £3.5million and replace the Council's existing fleet which has covered 3million miles since 2013 - equivalent to driving around the Earth 520 times.

The new vehicles are slightly smaller and have a narrower body to help with negotiating the streets and country roads of the district.   Each new vehicle will produce less CO2 than the current vehicles.

Portfolio Holder for Operational Services, Councillor Martin Foster, said: "The collection round changes will help to keep the service running effectively and much more efficiently. We are aware some householders will be more affected than others, but we are asking residents to manage their waste as best as possible for their situation. We are looking forward to rolling out the new fleet, helping towards a cleaner environment with fewer emissions".

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