Following successful trials in Boston, North Kesteven and South Holland where residents have been separating their paper and cardboard from the rest of their recycling, a decision was taken at West Lindsey's Prosperous Communities Committee on 2 November 2021 to roll out the twin stream collection across the whole of the West Lindsey District.
West Lindsey working in partnership with other Lincolnshire authorities known collectively as the Lincolnshire Waste Partnership, are rolling out this service to boost the quality and amount of paper and card recycled.
Supporting the roll out will be a campaign to improve the quality of the rest of your recycling collected in the blue wheeled bin. From April 2022 we will be collecting your paper and card separately from the rest of your recycling. This is because we want to help you recycle as much of your waste as possible, and reduce the overall carbon footprint.
Over 12.5 million tonnes of paper and cardboard are used in the UK each year. This accounts for 20% of all household waste produced in the UK, with the average family throwing away around 6 trees worth of paper every year. If every person in the country recycled just 10% more paper it would save approximately 5 million trees each year.