Sack collection service - Blue and clear bag

Properties in some areas of West Lindsey have their refuse and recycling collected in sacks. This is usually because they are unsuitable for wheelie bins, or in an area that is inaccessible for our vehicles. Wherever possible properties will be issued with wheeled bins.

 Waste Sack Collections in Gainsborough

Our Council Members have asked that we review the waste collection and waste enforcement options for areas of Gainsborough where properties currently have their refuse and recycling collected in sacks.

You can read more about why we are doing this, some of the current issues, and what we hope to achieve in the Prosperous Communities Committee report 11 (item 33)

Residents in all affected properties received a Waste Sack Collection leaflet asking for thoughts on how collections can be improved. 

This survey is now closed. Thank you for your contributions. We will publish the results and analysis on this page shortly.

Sacks are issued twice a year in June and December.

They will provide the same capacity to contain waste and recyclables, as would be available if the householder were provided with wheeled bins. Unless a prior arrangement has been made, a maximum of four blue bags per collection will be picked up. Any more will be treated as side waste and not collected. If additional refuse sacks are required these can be purchased from The Guildhall, Gainsborough .

There is a charge for these and more details can be found on the fees and charges page.   

Your sacks must be at your property boundary by 7am on the morning of your collection day. They should not be out any earlier than 5pm the day before.

Collections may temporarily change around the Xmas and New Year period. More information can be found on the Bank holiday refuse and recycling collection information page.

The most common reasons for waste sacks not being collected are:

  • The sacks were not out them out before 7am on your collection day
  • The sacks weren’t accessible to our crew
  • Parked vehicles have stopped our bin lorry reaching your property
  • It’s before 5pm on the day of collection; the bin crew may still be on the way to come and collect your waste

If none of the above reasons apply, find out if we can come back and collect them for you using the link below:

Report a missed sack collection