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New opening hours for rubbish tips in Lincolnshire are approved

By Barnaby_B  |  Posted: March 29, 2012

  • The recycling centre in Great Northern Terrace, Lincoln, will remain open seven days a week

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New opening hours for recycling centres in Lincolnshire have now been approved.

The changes are being made by Lincolnshire County Council in a bid to save £1.2m.

Proposals to shut the sites at Whisby and Leadenham were abandoned last month after thousands of residents signed petitions against the moves.

The following changes will take place from Sunday, April 1:

  • Great Northern Terrace will stay open seven days a week - 9am to 4pm
  • Spalding will open six days a week – closed on Tuesday - 9am to 4pm
  • Whisby will open three and a half days a week - Thursday, Friday, Saturday morning and Monday - 9am to 4pm
  • Leadenham will open three daysa week – Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 9am to 4pm
  • The sites at Bourne, Grantham, Kirkby on Bain, Louth, Skegness, Sleaford and The Rasens at Middle Rasen will open four days a week – Friday to Monday, 9am to 4pm

There will be no changes to opening days and hours at the Gainsborough and Boston sites until December 1.

All sites will be open on Bank Holidays except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

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  • ranza1  |  March 29 2012, 9:27PM

    This decision to drastically cut back on recycling facilities appears to totally conflict with the policies in neighbouring Authorities where they are offering 7 day opening with longer hours. We are aware recycling and composting are far superior to EFW both financially and environmentally with composting costs some 3 times cheaper than average gate costs for incineration and recycling of waste material known to be a win ,win solution. The current data highlights the fact that burning the material degrades air quality creating confirmed health and environmental consequences and the capital costs are far higher than alternative, superior solutions for waste streaming. Cutting recycling availability will create additional waste to landfill route plus encourage fly tipping .It is noted that the conclusions of a Scottish report on waste streaming stated "EFW will jeopardise recycling and composting because the waste is pulled towards the EFW plant". East Riding Authority recently published details of 11% annual increase in recycling with 28% reduction in residual waste helped by composting. Where is the due diligence in LCC decisions to cut recycling and composting availability ? Rgds Brian Wilson