Residents in Lincoln can now get their garden waste recycled properly by signing up for a free green bin from the City of Lincoln Council.
In the coming weeks the authority will be delivering 1,300 green bins to the Abbey and Park wards to residents who previously requested one.
Caroline Pritchard, Community Services Manager for the City of Lincoln Council, said: “Having worked through our existing waiting list we are now delivering green bins to residents in Abbey and Park wards who responded to our recent letter.
“We’re now keen to hear from residents in other areas of the city who feel they could use a fortnightly green waste collection.
“However, we will not provide additional bins to houses that already have one.
“We’d also ask residents whose waste is collected in purple sacks or communal bins to make this clear when applying for a green bin.
“We will do our best to accommodate all requests but they will be considered property by property.”
Anyone interested in a green bin for the fortnightly collection should contact the council by calling 01522 873423 no later than September 13.
By getting in touch before the set date, residents should receive a green bin before the end of year if there is a recognised need for a bin.
The new scheme was set in place after the council secured a new contract with Cory Environmental, who will be providing the service to take away bin rubbish.
Councillor Fay Smith, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services said: “We’re very keen for residents with gardens and green spaces to have their waste collected and disposed of in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
“By increasing the number of green waste collections in the city we can improve the service we provide and also help to reduce the impact on the climate by increasing our recycling levels and reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill.”