Monday, May 28, 2007

One small step forward on green waste and wood...

At last, a small step forward on my campaign to replace the popular 'bring to vehicle' service in The Deepings which was withdrawn over 15 months ago.

I understand the authorities have finally agreed to pay recycling credits on domestic green waste and wood to the privately-run Deepings Recycling Centre

It means operator Ian Prentice no longer has to charge house-holders to get rid of their garden waste and wood (that's proper wood, not MDF or other composites etc!)

Still no news on whether we will get a general waste skip located at Deepings Recycling Centre on a weekend to replace the once a fortnight 'bring to vehicle' service.

The much-used facility operated at the Rainbow supermarket car park until December 2006 when out local South Kesteven district councillor Ray Auger refused to accept a cash grant from Lincolnshire County Council to continue the service.

I pushed for an answer at the last full County Council meeting and was promised by Waste Portfolio Holder Lewis Strange that there would be a solution by the end of May.

Three days to go this space!


Anonymous said...

I see that Ray Auger is no longer in charge of household rubbish collection, which must be a great relief to him.

fairdealphil said...

indeed, although the fact that every householder in Deeping St James received a letter 'signed' by Ray with their new twin bins just before the elections no doubt helped him retain his seat...