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A petition to bring back Stamford's bin lorry service at the Cattle Market car park is gathering support after Lincolnshire County Council scrapped the service

A petition calling for waste collections to be re-instated at a Stamford car park has attracted more than 400 signatures in three days.

Rose Battey is calling on Lincolnshire County Council to bring back the Saturday morning bin lorries at the Cattle Market car park.

The service was paused at the start of the pandemic but the council has now confirmed it has been permanently scrapped.

Collection at Stamford's Cattle Market car park have been scrapped
Collection at Stamford's Cattle Market car park have been scrapped

Stamford residents must now travel 12 miles to Bourne to dispose of household waste which cannot be placed in their wheelie bins.

The petition states: "Stamford, with over 20,000 residents, is the largest town in Lincolnshire without a waste recycling centre, and with proposed housing developments, it is growing.

"The absence of recycling options encourages littering and fly-tipping. The negative impact on our environment, wildlife, biodiversity and people is vast, as a lot of waste materials are hazardous and not biodegradable."

Lincolnshire County Council's policy is for 95 per cent of residents to live within 12 miles of a recycling centre.

Rose added: " The provision of a waste collection service should be based on local demand and need not distance. The Cattle Market collection is popular, well-used and should be restored."

Click here to sign the petition.

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