Looking ahead to paper and card collection week in South Kesteven

Great work by the residents of South Kesteven to put The Right Thing in the Right Bin during the first week of paper and cardboard collections four weeks ago brought in more than 400 tonnes of dry, clean, paper and card for recycling.

SKDC’s waste crews will be collecting purple-lidded bins again next week, starting Monday 4th March, and residents are being asked to put them out for 7.30am in the usual place. 

The Council will not be collecting any additional recycling left out by the side of bins and there will be no collections next week for bag/sack customers who do not have a purple-lidded wheelie bin. 

White or clear sacks will be collected the week starting 18th March for clean, dry recycling (glass bottles, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, metal tins and cans) on the same week as the silver bin collections.

Any household without the space to store their bagged recycling is asked to get in touch with SKDC either by email to recycling@southkesteven.gov.uk or call 01476 406544 to help find the solution that suits them best.

Paper card recycling South Kesteven

Cabinet Members for Environment and Waste, Cllrs Patsy Ellis and Rhys Baker, said: "We were delighted by the first collection of paper and waste from the purple-lidded bins and would like to pass on a huge thank you from ourselves and the collection crews: we hope that we can all keep this up. 

“Very few bins were contaminated - only 2%.  Remember, it is only dry, clean waste card and paper that should go into the purple-lidded bins. These will be collected every four weeks from now on.

"We cannot empty your bins if you put incorrect items in them, which includes plastic bags, so please separate your paper and card recycling to make sure it is loose in the bin and not in a plastic bag.

"Anyone who needs advice, please get in touch."

All other clean, dry recycling (glass bottles, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, metal tins and cans) should be put loose in the silver bin as usual.  As with the paper and card, please do not put these items in plastic bags before putting them in the bin.

Excess waste should be disposed of at your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre. Locations can be found at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/recycling-waste or by calling 01522 782070.

To check your individual bin collection days, please visit www.southkesteven.gov.uk/bincollectionday

What goes in which bin: www.southkesteven.gov.uk/whichbin

Answers to your FAQs can be found online at www.southkesteven.gov.uk/PCFAQ


VIDEO - What goes in your purple-lidded bin - and what doesn't: https://youtu.be/rhy9yp0IvQA?si=AU9FIlLc0QmK0tPw

VIDEO - Soft plastics: https://youtu.be/3_9gyegSOow?si=qkbSYn0pfuwPKtW0

VIDEO - Meet the school children demonstrating recycling changes: https://youtu.be/dGo66AQ2tiA?si=_MCNPit8ff_2k9ah

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