Lincolnshire

Bin round changes in East Lindsey could save cash

About £100,000 a year could be saved in a part of Lincolnshire, just by changing the bin rounds.

East Lindsey District Council is reorganising its refuse collections.

The local authority said it could make considerable savings this way without reducing the quality of service to local people.

The council is delivering new waste collection calendars this month with collection days changing for some households from mid-January.

The government recently announced that councils should expect a reduction in funding of nearly 30% over the next four years.

Residents involved were being asked to read the information carefully because their details may differ from those for properties nearby.

Portfolio holder for amenities, Councillor Brian Burnett, explained: "Councils have no choice but to be smarter with how they spend money.

"By restructuring our rounds we can make this considerable saving without reducing the quality of service to local people."

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