Spalding's Household Waste Recycling Centre in West Marsh Road

Review of waste services sees six South Holland collection sites axed

Opening hours at Spalding tip in West Marsh Road will not be changed for the foreseeable future.

But a Saturday supplementary service operated at six sites across the district is ending next Thursday.

Lincolnshire County Council has held a review of its Household Waste Recycling Centres as part of budget cuts, resulting in the closure of facilities at Leadenham and Whisby.
But a council spokesman said: “We currently have no plans to make changes to the Spalding centre.”

Coun Reg Shore, executive member for waste and recycling, said: “Our funding from central government is reducing and we need to scale back our spending on services by £170million over the next four years. As part of this, waste services needs to play its part by cutting its annual waste and recycling budget by £400,000.
“Our policy is to make sure that 95 per cent of residents are within a 12-mile radius of a recycling facility, and the closure of these two facilities [Leadenham and Whisby] won’t affect that.”

Meanwhile, the county council is saving £40,000 by ending its agreement with South Holland District Council to operate a year-round service collecting residual and garden waste in Holbeach, Long Sutton, Crowland, Donington, Gedney Hill and Sutton Bridge.
Similar supplementary services at Stamford (£50,000) and Mablethorpe (£70,000) will continue.

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