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Lincoln Birchwood clean-up removes 50 tonnes of rubbish in a single day

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: March 28, 2014

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A clean-up day on Lincoln's Birchwood estate has been hailed a success with around 50 tonnes of waste removed.

The City of Lincoln Council’s Housing Team organised the event on Thursday, March 27 with support from council staff and local politicians.

In total, four Biffa lorries, five teams and trucks from Continental Landscapes, three estate caretaking teams and one team from City Maintenance Services were used to clear rubbish away.

Forty-five members of staff were on site at the peak time.

Plans are now in place to roll out the event to other parts of the city, with tenants being sought to help make this happen.

Paula Cade, Resident Involvement Officer for the council, said: “We were overwhelmed with the response from residents to our clean-up day.

“We know our tenants have been struggling to get rid of their rubbish and holding an event like this gave them the opportunity to clear out their gardens and sheds of rubbish and unwanted items.

“There was a good feeling of community spirit and some residents helped out by bringing out their own rubbish to the lorries.

“We would like to do this again in other parts of the city and would like to involve our tenants more in the day itself.

“We are now looking for volunteer tenants who are willing to undergo training to help us with future events.”

The council would like to thank Biffa, Continental Landscapes, Lincolnshire Co-op for donating refreshments to those involved and all who helped to make the day such a success.

Anyone who is interested in getting involved in future clean-ups can contact the Resident Involvement Team on 01522 873333 or email customer.services@lincoln.gov.uk.

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