New guidelines about rubbish collections in Bourne and the Deepings have been brought out “to keep the district cleaner”.
The advice includes putting out bins and bags by 7.30am on collection days, making sure the correct recyclable items are left out in silver bin or clear bags and to avoid overloading bins, making themm too heavy for collection.
By following these guidelines, you are helping us fulfil our pledge to keep the district cleaner, greener and healthierCllr Nick Craft, portfolio holder for healthy environment at South Kesteven District Council
Cllr Nick Craft, portfolio holder for healthy environment at South Kesteven District Council, said: “Residents that take the time to follow these guidelines are helping us fulfil our pledge to keep the district cleaner, greener and healthier and we thank them for their continued support.
“However, we would like even more residents to help us so we can, for example, increase our recycling rate and ensure the correct items are put in the correct bin or bag.
Other rules made public by the council’s streetcare services are:- Bin lids must be closed, otherwise the vehicle’s lifting equipment can damage them; place bins with handles facing outwards which helps binmen to collect bins quicker and not to leave extra waste out.
In addition, people should make sure that all recyclables are clean before putting them in a silver bin or clear bag and put any shredded paper in a bag to avoid it blowing away during the bin emptying process.
You can view a complete list of guidelines at www.southkesteven.gov.uk/recyclinglist