Recycling services get £3.5m boost

Weekly recycling collections to include plastic and cardboard materials will be introduced in North East Lincolnshire after the council was successful in its bid for a £3.59m Government grant.

The money will also be invested into extra equipment, vehicles and collection crews and was awarded to North East Lincolnshire Council for their commitment to weekly collections for a minimum of five years.

The Government provided communities secretary Eric Pickles with £250m for his Weekly Collection Support Scheme, initially aimed at returning councils to a weekly service, but the criteria for bids were opened out to include a variety of different recycling schemes.