Recycling is changing: Separate paper and card collections and cleaner recycling for North Kesteven residents to begin in Autumn
Residents in North Kesteven should have now received their new purple-lidded recycling bin for clean and dry paper and card.
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.
The first collection of your purple-lidded bin will be week commencing 27 September 2021.
Before then however, we turn our attention to improving the quality of the recycling in the green-lidded bin by helping you get the Right Thing in the Right Bin.