August 27, 2019 11.41 am This story is over 58 months old

New Lincoln City matchday bins to keep Sincil Bank tidy

Residents in the area will host the Imps branded bins

Residents in Sincil Bank will put out special matchday bins to tackle Lincoln City matchday litter louts.

So far four households on the route to the football ground have come forward to host a special Lincoln City branded bin.

The wheelie bins have been provided by the City of Lincoln Council and will be put out on the morning of a football match.

At the end of the day, the residents will then store the matchday bin with their normal bins and put them out as usual on collection day.

Paul Carrick, neighbourhood manager for Sincil Bank at the City of Lincoln Council, said: “It’s fantastic to have seen so many residents of Sincil Bank come forward to help us deliver this scheme and encourage the correct disposal of rubbish on matchdays.

“Part of our vision for the city is to keep its streets and open spaces clean, so we are delighted to work with Lincoln City Foundation and local residents to deliver a scheme that will improve the overall look and feel of Sincil Bank on matchdays.

“We welcome the football club’s fans to Lincoln and will continue to work with Lincoln City Foundation to make matchdays as environmentally friendly as possible.”

More fans means more rubbish on the streets. Photo: Lincoln City Football Club

Alice Carter, the senior community organiser at Lincoln City Foundation, said: “The impact that matchdays at Sincil Bank stadium can sometimes have on the environment in the local area is recognised, so the idea of residents volunteering to host matchdays bins is, therefore, something we are keen to trial.

“Thank you to the residents who have already volunteered to be part of this scheme, we hope it continues to promote a positive relationship between Sincil Bank residents and Lincoln City fans.”