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North Hykeham bin days to change

Homes in the south of Lincoln served by North Kesteven District Council will have their bin days changed.

The changes will start on March 31 and mainly affect the North Hykeham and Sleaford area, though all NKDC residents will see some different bin days.

New routes will cause a change in collection day and a change in collection combination.

Details of the new collection days will be sent out by the council to all residents next month.

The NK council said bin days needed to change due to the fast expansion of homes within its area, meaning there were more bins needing to be emptied.

That also meant the bin lorries getting full quicker and taking longer to get around their routes.

This has led to a review of the bin collection dates in order to provide the most effective collections.

It is the first time in five years the refuse and recycling rounds were last reviewed, and since there have been 4,000 more homes built.

Councillor Richard Wright, NKDC executive board member with responsibility for environmental services, said: “The routes were last reviewed in 2009.

“Since then the overall growth of the district has meant those routes have become unbalanced and inefficient to run.

“The new routes will ensure we are providing the best and most efficient service we can to residents going forward.

“During the changeover to the new collection days, there may be some disruption to service, as we would ask residents to bear with us during this time.

“While the new routes bed-in, we will be collecting side waste to help ease any gaps in service.”