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Don't 'waste' this opportunity to have your say

Residents in Boston borough have been urged to have their say on a major review of waste collection services across the county.

Currently the district councils throughout Lincolnshire do things differently where recycling is concerned.

The strategy will seek to harmonise recycling streams across the county with the aim of allowing households to be clear about what can be recycled and to reduce contamination of recycling collections and to remove recyclable material from the ordinary rubbish collection.

Cllr David Brown, Boston Borough Council's portfolio holder for waste services, said as much as 25 per cent of the 360,000 tonnes of household waste collected in Lincolnshire each year is placed in the wrong bins and could have been usefully recycled.

The main objectives of the new strategy will be to improve the quality and commercial value of the recycling stream, have a countywide common set of recycling materials, consider introduction of separate food waste collections, contribute to the UK recycling target of 50 per cent by 2020 and to reduce the carbon footprint.

Boston borough residents are being consulted as part of the strategy process. The consultation runs until July 2, so have your say now at

You can also collect a consultation form from the council offices which you can complete and return to a freepost address. A hard copy of the strategy can be viewed at the council offices.

Cllr Brown said: "This will impact every resident in the borough, which is why it is important they have their say and we receive that feedback.
"Some recommendations have been made and now we want to know whether people agree with these."