Each home in Lincolnshire produces over one tonne of waste per year. This is roughly equivalent in weight to a standard family car.
Most of the household waste thrown away is recyclable and can be either recycled or composted at home.
What's recyclable in your bin?
Around about 60% of the rubbish we throw away can be recycled without too much difficulty.
In Lincolnshire most households have a kerbside collection of mixed dry recyclables whether it is from a bin, bag or box. All of these collections allow you to recycling most of your paper, cardboard, tins, cans and plastic bottles.
For items that are not commonly accepted in kerbside recycling collections recycling facilities can be found in most major towns, for example in supermarket car parks. Here you can often find recycling banks for materials such as glass bottles and textiles.
In addition 13 supervised Household Waste Recycling Centres are provided in Lincolnshire where residents can deposit any Household Waste.
- Each home in Lincolnshire throws out more than one tonne of waste each year.
- Each Lincolnshire resident throws away the equivalent of seven times their body weight each year.