Collection changes to save £168,000

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WEST Lindsey District Council have announced that garden waste collections in the area will be suspended from November until the end of February 2012 – saving a total of total of £168,000.

Waste services manager Glyn Pilkington explained that during the winter months there is a dramatic reduction in the amount of garden waste collected.

“All councils have to make significant savings and we’ve had to review everything we deliver and make some tough decisions – including suspending garden waste collections,” he said.

Prior to the decision, the council consulted with members of West Lindsey’s Citizens’ Panel where more than 850 responded to a recent survey.

Residents are now being encouraged to consider composting their garden waste or take it to their local household waste recycling centre. There will also be a restructure of the refuse and recycling collections from the start of November 2011, which may mean a change of collection day for some residents. New waste collection calendars will be delivered to all homes during October and residents are asked to read their new calendars carefully to see how the changes will affect them.