After our recent move to Lincolnshire we soon had a pressing need to create some space, hence a trip to our nearest county recycling facility just outside Louth. They have recepticles for almost every type of household item that you can think of, plus large overhead signs making it easy for users to know exactly where to take their stuff. The purpose-built site has a central recess pit for the containers, allowing user access at road level. What’s more, the staff are helpful, friendly and knowledgeable.
Of course we could all do more to encourage more re-use of items and our reduce our cravings for more things in the first place. However, at around 80%, Lincolnshire’s excellent average recycling rate for household waste is a great example of what can be done with efficient organisation and planning.
By the way, Lewisham, the London borough we left, had rates of around 22% for 2008/9*.
Great stuff Lincolnshire! Can anyone else in the country match that?
*Source: Improving Recycling Rates in London:
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23 February 2009
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