Have your say on future waste strategy

April 4, 2018

Councils in Lincolnshire are joining forces to tackle the many challenges in dealing with the county's waste and recycling.

The Lincolnshire Waste Partnership, made up from Lincolnshire County Council and all seven of the county's district authorities, wants to formulate the best and most environmentally sustainable waste strategy for the future.

The LWP has put together a draft strategy outlining future plans to reduce the levels of contamination in recycling and improve how non-recyclable waste is disposed of.

But the future of waste management will not be decided by these councils alone as residents of Lincolnshire are being given the opportunity to help shape the future strategy.

Residents can give their views through the release of a consultation document which is available online from April 4th until July 2nd at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/recycle-for-lincolnshire/

Portfolio Holder for Operational Services, Councillor Sandra Harrison, added: "The current Waste Strategy has been in place since 2008 and we now want our residents to take this opportunity to let us know what they want the Strategy to look like in the future.

"This is a very important issue and we are all currently facing new challenges including delivering a quality service when faced with decreasing local authority budgets and trying to increase the recycling rate which has begun to fall at a national and local level.

"We're determined to tackle these challenges together and want your views on how we can do this whilst still providing the best possible service to the people of Lincolnshire, so please take part in the consultation online."