North East Lincolnshire Council has revealed plans to gradually reduce the size of its domestic waste collection wheelie bins from 240 litre to 180 litre by April 2023 as it introduces other waste collections systems such as larger recycling collection wheelie bins and a food waste collection service.  The local authority has said that the move will be made in the hope that residents will be recycling more waste under the new collection scheme.

Soon, the council’s cabinet will formally approve plans to scrap the current three box system for recycling.  It will be replaced by a new scheme that will have two 240 litre wheelie bins that will be collected once a month – one every two weeks.