Bin collections in North Kesteven have been delayed this morning following a break-in at the waste management disposal depot overnight.
A total of 28 batteries and connectors were stolen from refuse collection vehicles at the depot on Sleaford Road in Metheringham.
The council is now working with suppliers to get the lorries back on the road. It is expected that all vehicles will be out by 10.30am.
Councillor Richard Wright, Leader of North Kesteven District Council, said: “We’re extremely disappointed that someone has done this and disabled the valuable community service.
“We are working closely with Lincolnshire Police to identify those responsible.
“We are proud of the response of our team and suppliers in making sure collections still take place today.”
Police are dealing with this under incident number 36 of February 7.