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New strategy for waste collection across South Kesteven

A new strategy for collecting waste across South Kesteven has been agreed by district councillors.

The district council’s cabinet confirmed the move at its December 20 meeting after 18 months of negotiation with Lincolnshire Council Council and other district councils in the county.

SKDC news (6320284)
SKDC news (6320284)

Some other councils have yet to ratify the move, though SKDC cabinet member for the environment, Dr Peter Moseley, expects this will happen soon.

Government legislation, he says, means district and county councils must agree how they will work together to collect the waste.

Previously, Lincolnshire County Council was keen to see waste collected as cheaply as possible, but this often meant the ‘worst’ standards.

Now, members of the Lincolnshire Waste Management Partnership of councils want “to seek the best environmental option to provide innovative, customer friendly waste management solutions that give value for money to Lincolnshire.”

The strategy includes seeing how recycling could be improved, with possible innovations such as collecting food waste, something that is currently being trialled in parts of South Kesteven and could become permanent.

Coun Moseley said council officials are looking at different ways to collect waste but it was too soon to tell what concrete policies may arise from the strategy.

He added: “I think it’s very sound in its objectives.”

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