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Clean-up day for Lincoln Birchwood estate

Council tenants living in the Birchwood area of Lincoln will have the chance to get rid of rubbish from their gardens, free of charge.

City of Lincoln Council’s Area Housing Team for the south will be joined by Community Caretakers, council staff and a Biffa lorry on March 27 for a clean-up of the estate, removing any waste along the way.

The day has been organised after housing officers requested that tenants remove garden rubbish and clean up the estate.

Residents also expressed a wish for a clean-up in a recent survey.

The event will start at 8.30am, from Aberporth Drive, and will continue on a route around the area.

Waste which will be collected includes cardboard, paper, plastic, tin cans, food waste, green waste, textiles, floor sweepings, glass bottles, compatable waste, bulky items and white goods.

Items which cannot be collected include asbestos, aerosols, paint tins, oil contaminated waste, fluorescent tubes, tyres, construction waste, soil, car batteries, printer cartridges, gas bottles and commercial waste.

Gardens will be monitored after the clean-up to assess the day’s success.

John Morris, Area Housing Manager for the south, said: “It is part of people’s tenancy agreements that they keep their gardens clean and tidy.

“We’re hoping this clean-up will make a real difference to the area and would like as many tenants as possible to use it to their advantage and help us to help them. All we need now is some good weather on the day!”

The council runs a garden waste collection service, which costs £25 per year, to help people keep their gardens clear and tidy.

Residents can ‘buddy up’ with a neighbour to help share the cost if they wish.