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Overhaul in Lincoln rubbish collection

Wheeled bins will collect Lincoln’s waste as part of the largest overhaul in rubbish collection the city has seen in 30 years.

Cory Environmental Services has been handed a £1.3 million contract which will see 40,000 households covered through the arrangement.

Portfolio holder for the environment councillor Fay Smith said: “The council carried out an extensive survey last year of households across Lincoln to find out what type of refuse service residents wanted. Following an excellent response and an overwhelming desire for wheeled bins, we have taken note and tendered accordingly, and will hopefully be providing the service people want from us through this new contract.”

Under the agreement, inner city residents will have a weekly waste collection and fortnightly recyclable collection, while outer city households will have two bins emptied on alternate weeks.

Environmental promotion manager Ian Taylor said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to modernise and improve refuse services for Lincoln. It will also increase recycling rates for Lincoln because, to make effective use of the wheeled bins, residents are going to have to split their waste. This can only increase our already vastly improved performance in terms of recycling.”

Cory was given the seven-year contract after a formal tendering process in which it was found to offer the best value for money. They will begin wheeling out the bins in September 2006.

Cory Environmental Municipal Services general manager Paul Redman said: “We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to extend our good working relationship with the council and the city’s residents. This is an important contract for Cory and we look forward to working with the council to achieve the challenges ahead for recycling and provide a quality service for the residents of Lincoln.”

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