Friday, 15 April 2011

Get that junk out of my house!

Spring cleaning, junk mail and getting into the garden

Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where the birdies iz...

Spring is definitely here - the sunshine is showing up my cobwebs! So... the big cleaning jobs inevitably means de-cluttering is seriously needed.

My clothes with holes in are going to the textiles banks (poor lonely odd socks too!) to be recycled - a job I've been putting off for too long in the wintery weather.

The toys and games that haven't been played with are going to charity shops - if they've gathered such a thick layer of dust in the garage, no-one will miss them much!

How will you be Reducing, Reusing and Recycling waste in your spring clean?

Junk Mail

We've got a new page on the Council website about tackling your junk mail too. Have a look at the green Let's Waste Less button on to see our ideas to Stop Junk Mail.

A friend pointed out recently that, actually, negative association is NOT what direct mail companies want, and it costs them to get the leaflets delivered too, so it's in their ethical, environmental and economic advantage for us to stop receiving it - if it's unwanted!

They should respect your choice too.

Into the garden

I bravely made my way around the dandelions to pick some beautiful daffodils from my garden this week. When Mr RubbishGeek decides to get mowing the lawn (or if I beat him to it!) our compost bin will be chockablock very quickly. Some grass might even have to go in the garden waste recycling collection.

If you haven't got a compost bin yet, the site for ordering one in North East Lincs still means residents of our area can get a subsidised price, as well as free delivery, kitchen caddy (for veg peelings) and activator liquid (to help you along). For more details go to again, and next to the green Let's Waste Less button, select Home Composting. Lots of tips there too, to get you started. It's a great time to have a go if you haven't tried to home compost before, as the weather gets warmer. to Spring into action!!

Friday, 1 April 2011

Check it out!

New waste and collections calendar online
If you live in North East Lincolnshire, and get a bit confused between weekly and fortnightly collections - there's now an online solution!

We're delighted to present our tool which you can enter either your postcode, street name and number or house name, and identify your dates for the next collections for general waste, recycling and garden waste over the next six months.

We're really hoping this will help residents to know when their recycling will be collected from their doorsteps, and make it even easier to recycle.

So, why not test out your home address today?

For those who don't have access to a computer can still get their collection dates by phoning the waste hotline Monday -Friday on 01472 325841