New £1.5 million waste recycling centre now open in Bourne

Coun Reg Shore, executive member for waste and recycling at Lincolnshire County Council.

Coun Reg Shore, executive member for waste and recycling at Lincolnshire County Council.

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Households from West Pinchbeck to the Deepings can now use a £1.5 million waste recycling centre that has opened in Bourne.

The new centre at South Fen Road, near Cherry Holt Garden Centre, Bourne, has been designed “to make life easier” for people wanting to recycle their household waste compared to the town’s old site in Pinfold Lane.

We have invested £1.5 million in this new, quality facility which will be run with greater efficiency than before

Coun Reg Shore, executive member for waste and recycling at Lincolnshire County Council

It initially opened last month to ensure continuity of service, but the official opening will be today when users can take advantage of the centre’s new one-way system, making it more user-friendly and less queuing at opening times on Fridays to Mondays, from 9am until 4pm, including most bank holidays.

Coun Reg Shore, executive member for waste and recycling at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We have invested £1.5 million in this new, quality facility which will be run with greater efficiency than before.

“This will ensure both value for money for Lincolnshire taxpayers and continuity of service provision.”

The new site also has several large compactors, allowing more material to be compressed and stored on-site and a wider range of materials to be recycled, rather than being disposed of.

There are also a number of charity banks available for textiles, books and CDs.

Coun Shore said: “This new facility will make it much easier for local residents to recycle more of their waste in a simple, quick and safe way.

“Hopefully, it will encourage people to come back and continue to recycle more in the future because this new centre is no less than the residents of the Bourne area deserve.”