Recycling is changing: Separate paper and card collections and cleaner recycling for North Kesteven residents to begin in Autumn
Residents in North Kesteven will receive a new purple-lidded recycling bin, for clean and dry paper and card, next month as well as information to help clean up the rest of the mixed dry recycling.
This District-wide roll-out comes after the hugely successful trial last year where residents from ten areas including Cranwell village, Walcott, Timberland and RAF Digby, put clean, dry paper and card in a separate purple bin and improved the quality of the rest of their recycling.
Over the 12 month trial period 135 tonnes of clean and dry paper and card were collected in the North Kesteven trial areas, with 95% of those residents putting their purple bins out each month. The paper mills reported that 98.5% of the paper and card collected was great quality for recycling. Paper has the potential to be recycled between four and seven times, for example, if it’s in very good condition. The quality of the other items in the green-lidded bins has also significantly improved.
Residents and households need not do anything until they receive their information pack in the post – these will start landing on doorsteps from 26th July.
We expect to start delivering the new purple-lidded paper and card bins from Monday 2 August and this will take approximately four weeks.