Over 50 tonnes of waste removed in Birchwood clean-up

  • Staff, voluteers and residents took part in the Birchwood clean-up on March 28. Photo: Stuart Wilde
  • Photo: Stuart Wilde
  • Photo: Stuart Wilde
  • Photo: Stuart Wilde
  • Staff, voluteers and residents took part in the Birchwood clean-up on March 28. Photo: Stuart Wilde
  • Photo: Stuart Wilde
  • Photo: Stuart Wilde
  • Photo: Stuart Wilde

Residents of the Birchwood estate shed around 50 tonnes of waste from their gardens in one day during a free community clean-up.

The clean-up day, arranged by the City of Lincoln Council’s Housing Team, took place on March 28, with support from council staff and residents of Birchwood.

In total, four Biffa lorries, five teams and trucks from Continental Landscapes, three estate caretaking teams and one team from City Maintenance Services were used to clear rubbish away. Some 45 members of staff were on site at the peak time.

Plans are now in place to roll out the event to other parts of the city, with tenants being sought to help make this happen.

Paula Cade, Resident Involvement Officer for the council, said: “We were overwhelmed with the response from residents to our clean-up day.

“We know our tenants have been struggling to get rid of their rubbish and holding an event like this gave them the opportunity to clear out their gardens and sheds of rubbish and unwanted items.

“There was a good feeling of community spirit and some residents helped out by bringing out their own rubbish to the lorries.

“We would like to do this again in other parts of the city and would like to involve our tenants more in the day itself.

“We are now looking for volunteer tenants who are willing to undergo training to help us with future events.”

The council are thanking everyone who helped to make the day a success.

Anyone who is interested in getting involved in future clean-ups can contact the Resident Involvement Team on 01522 873333 or email customer.services@lincoln.gov.uk.