July 18, 2019 3.48 pm This story is over 52 months old

New trial aims to tackle contaminated recycling in three districts

County waste bosses say 30% of recycling is contaminated

More than 9,500 households across Boston, South Holland and North Kesteven will have to separate card and paper from the rest of their recycling as part of a new trial.

The three district councils will run the Lincolnshire Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy’s pilot from September.

Bosses at Lincolnshire County Council, who will fund the project, say 30% of recycling throughout the county is currently contaminated.

A new engagement officer will also be employed for the trial period, working 37 hours a week.

Lincolnshire County Council, which will buy bins for Boston and North Kesteven, has not revealed the costs yet – calling them “commercially sensitive” as contracts have yet to be agreed.

South Holland District Council which uses bags however, says the cost of the scheme should be £4,000 for blue sacks, £2,500 for delivery and £400 per fortnight to split the sacks.

Its cabinet will examine the plans next Tuesday.

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