Maria Silva, of Beech Avenue, Spalding – one of three £1,000 winners so far in the Green Bag Lottery – with (left) district council waste and recycling officer Laura Simpkins and Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, portfolio holder for waste management, last September.

More than £10,000 dished out in prizes to good recyclers in South Holland

More than £10,000 in prize money has been handed out in the first year of South Holland District Council’s recycling rewards scheme.

Since its launch last February there have been 102 winners out of a possible 120.
The £10,000 prize money includes £3,000 in grand prize draws and dozens of £100 prizes.

Winners have been spread across the district, including 37 in Spalding, 12 in Long Sutton, eight in Holbeach, five in Crowland, four in Holbeach St Marks, three in Deeping St Nicholas, three in Donington, two in Quadring and two in Holbeach Hurn.

Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, portfolio holder for waste management, said: “The lottery has only been running for 12 months but has already achieved considerable success by encouraging more residents to recycle and others to improve the quality of what they recycle.
“It has spread the message of good recycling across the district and we look forward to announcing new winners throughout 2015.”

Every four weeks, ten households are randomly and secretly selected to take part. Each one that presents recycling correctly for three out of four weeks is awarded £100 and is then placed into a three-monthly draw of all winners for a further £1,000.

The scheme is funded by the Weekly Collection Support Scheme, part of a central government grant that has enabled the district council to keep weekly collections.

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