The Lincolnshire Waste Partnership (LWP) aims to:
- provide innovative, customer-friendly waste management
- seek the best environmental options
- give value for money to Lincolnshire residents
It includes us, the seven district and borough councils and the Environment Agency.
Around 350,000 tonnes of waste is dealt with by the LWP annually, most of which is household waste.
- more than 40 percent was recycled, reused or composted
- around 57 percent was converted to energy, largely through our Energy from Waste facility
- only 3 percent went to landfill
To coordinate our services, we use the Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy.
This strategy has been adopted by all eight councils in the partnership. It will be reviewed every five years. It was shaped by the following:
- Strategic Environmental Assessment - Environmental report
- Strategic Environmental Assessment – Post-adoption statement
Our Annual Report for 2020-21 summarises our progress.
Paper and card recycling trial
From September 2019, over 7,500 homes in Boston, South Holland and North Kesteven will be taking part in a year long separate paper and cardboard collection trial.
By having a separate bin we will be able to collect clean and dry paper and card. This will help avoid it being contaminated by other items.
It’s then sent direct to a local paper mill and turned back into paper products. This reduces the amount of road miles and overall carbon footprint.
We’ve looked at similar schemes operating around the country, and they have worked well. It has increased the quality as well as amount sent to recycling.
We hope to see the same benefits in our area.
Read the Recycling trial to be launched this Autumn in parts of Lincolnshire press release for more information.