Have your say on waste centres

PEOPLE are being invited to get involved with shaping services provided at the county’s 13 household waste recycling centres (HWRCs).

Visitors will be handed a short survey to fill in on arrival, to help shape future service delivery in light of reduced budgets and make smarter use of the HWRCs.

Coun Lewis Strange, Executive Member for Waste Services and Chair of the Lincolnshire Waste Partnership said: “We are proud that Lincolnshire already has one of the best recycling rates in the country, but like many other areas of the authority we need to find ways of being more prudent in constrained financial times.”

“What we are determined to do is fully incorporate residents’ views when we are examining what future services should focus on. This could include reducing the hours at less popular sites, but it won’t mean a reduction in the type of waste people can bring to recycle.”

The survey aims to find out how often and at what time of day people use their HWRC, as well as how far people have travelled.

Coun Strange added: “The latest recycling figures reveal that residents now recycle a tremendous 52% of their household waste – already surpassing the government’s target of 50% by 2015.”

“Our household waste recycling centres help boost this enormously and we want to make sure that residents can get the best out of them while being realistic about our reduced budgets.”

The survey is also available online www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/hwrcsurvey for people to fill in after they have visited a HWRC, or people can call 01522 782070 for a hard copy. Surveys should be returned by September 16.