Skip It! A new way to get rid of your household junk

North East Lincolnshire Council is launching a new and easy way to help people get rid of their household junk.

Skip It is a three month pilot project that gives people the chance to dispose of unwanted household items and learn more about how we can all do our bit to create a cleaner, greener North East Lincolnshire.

Waste such as furniture, garden clippings, small electrical items, recycling, mattresses and white goods will be collected at designated locations in each ward.

The temporary collection points will be set up for a day in each of the area’s 15 wards. These will be in place for five days in August, five in September and five in October.

People visiting the collection points will find two large skips, two vans for white goods, mattresses and furniture, recycling bins and a vehicle for garden waste. They will also be able to pick up recycling boxes.

There will be an exhibition trailer where people can find out more about how the Council manages waste and recycling, hear from community groups who organise litter picks and other activities in the area, and also find out about local wildlife and habitats.

Cllr Matthew Patrick, portfolio holder for environment, transport and energy, said:

“The Skip It events are like mini-CRC sites that come to you – one will be set up for a day in every ward in North East Lincolnshire during the next three months.

“We’re rolling them out after listening to what people told us in last year’s waste consultation as well as feedback from community groups who took part in the Great British Spring Clean earlier this year.

“People will also have the chance to find out more about what happens to their waste and recycling, pick up tips on reducing waste and meet community groups who are active in their area.

“We want to offer people a new way to dispose of household junk while we overhaul our bulky waste service to make it easier and more convenient.

“Skip It is a pilot project and we are keen to hear what people think when they visit. I’d like to thank all the other organisations and community groups who are backing the events, especially our waste management contractor, NEWLINCS Development Ltd, who have given a lot of support.”

The first Skip It days take place in August at the following locations:

Monday 20 August, Grimsby Auditorium car park, Cromwell Road, Grimsby DN31 2BH
Tuesday 21 August, Grant Thorold Park, Rutland Street, Grimsby DN32 7NE
Wednesday 22 August, Duke of York Gardens, Corporation Road, Grimsby DN31 2PZ
Thursday 23 August, Sidney Park, (Park View entrance), Cleethorpes DN35 7TD
Friday 24 August, Barret Recreation Ground, Park Avenue, Grimsby DN32 0BZ

Monday 17 September, Wingate Road car park, The Willows, Grimsby DN37 9DN
Tuesday 18 September, Weelsby Woods, Weelsby Road, Grimsby DN32 8PW
Wednesday 19 September, Sutcliffe Ave shops, Grimsby DN33 1AD
Thursday 20 September, The Cloisters, Church Lane, Humberston, Grimsby DN36 4HR
Friday 21 September, Thrunscoe car park, Highgate, Cleethorpes DN35 8PA

Monday 22 October, Layby opposite Morrison’s off Grimsby Road, Grimsby DN37 7SQ
Tuesday 23 October, Haverstoe Park, Aldrich Road, Cleethorpes DN35 0DP
Wednesday 24 October, Coniston Avenue shops, Grimsby DN33 3EE
Thursday 25 October, Worsley Road car park, Immingham DN40 1DD
Friday 26 October, Neville Turner Way (outside the Waltham Park Bowls Club), Waltham, Grimsby DN37 0YJ

Overview and Scrutiny Committee Chair, Cllr Steve Beasant, added: “As well as giving people an extra way to get rid of household items they no longer need, the Skip It events are a coming together of different organisations and community groups who are active in different wards.

“People can find out more about what’s going on in their area and hear about community projects they can get involved in.

“We want North East Lincolnshire to be a place where the Council and communities work with each other to build a greater sense of civic pride.”

NEWLINCS Operations Director Sharon Hunt said:

“NEWLINCS are very happy to be working with North East Lincolnshire Council to help promote recycling and enable local residents to dispose of unwanted items in the short term.

“Hopefully in the longer term, lessons can be taken from these days to enable residents and community groups manage their waste and recycling needs in a more efficient and effective way.”

It’s essential that people taking waste and recycling to the Skip It collection points follow the site instructions and listen to instructions from staff to keep safe.

No trade waste will be taken or other controlled items (including asbestos, soil and rubble, paints, oils, tyres, fuels, hazardous waste, car batteries, plaster board, green waste, builders vehicles, car parts, gas bottles, liquids).

More details at www.nelincs.gov.uk/skipit

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