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Grab a bargain compost bin and start composting now

The Lincolnshire Waste Partnership has teamed up with to provide a fantastic ‘buy one, get one half price’ offer on home compost bins.

Composting your garden and kitchen waste will provide a free supply of nutritious soil conditioner to help your garden bloom next year. Adding compost encourages better growth in flowers, fruit and vegetables. 

It also helps to reduce carbon emissions, and cuts down the amount of waste sent to landfill.

All you need for good quality compost is mixture of ingredients. Ideally it should be a 50/50 mix of green garden waste, vegetable peelings, old flowers, grass cuttings, and ‘browns’, garden prunings, coffee grounds, tissues and paper napkins, shredded cardboard and even vacuum cleaner dust. 

Victoria Frodsham, sustainability education officer said, “Making your own compost is a great way of transforming ordinary household waste into something very useful. It also cuts down the amount of waste going into bins and ultimately landfill sites. The great offer price for these compost bins means that most households should be able to start composting.”

To encourage households to home compost, Lincolnshire County Council, in partnership with, are offering reduced price compost bins, from as little as £16 (RRP £39), for a 220 litre compost bin, (buy a second bin for only £8.00), or £19 (RRP £49), for a 330 litre bin, (buy a second bin for only £9.50).

To order your compost bin call 0844 571 4444 quoting reference LCC05L or visit online at


Changes at Boston and Gainsborough recycling centres

After most of the county’s recycling centres saw changes to opening times and days earlier this year in April, changes at the remaining two sites are taking place next month.

Boston and Gainsborough household waste recycling centres are both open now for seven days a week. Opening times for both will change to 9am to 4pm, with Boston remaining open for seven days from 1 November, and Gainsborough changing to four days, Friday to Monday, from 16 November.

Executive Member for Waste Services and Green Issues, Councillor Lewis Strange, said:“Changing the opening days and times at our recycling centres meant we could keep all 13 open for residents to use, despite a reduction in the waste budget. 

“I would like to encourage everyone to continue recycling all they can. It’s important that we divert as much waste as we can from landfill sites, so that it can be turned into something new. It’s easy for people to play their part with such excellent waste collection services on their doorstep and using our recycling centres too.”

A total of 21 different types of waste can be recycled at the Gainsborough site including tyres, batteries and even spectacles. Residents can bring 23 different sorts of waste to the Boston site including mobile phones and printer cartridges. More details about what people can take are available online

Councillor Strange added: “Lincolnshire residents now recycle almost 53% of their household waste, which is a truly outstanding achievement. This exceeds a national average of 42% and also a government and EU target of 50% by 2020. Not many places can claim such success, and residents should be exceptionally proud of this.”

The reason for the delayed changes at the sites is because the contracts were not due to expire until now. Leaflets are being handed out to people using the site to help make them aware of the changes.


First Contact is a service that allows people aged 60 and over to access a wide range of services and information to help them stay safe and well in their own home through one point of contact.

The checklist addresses issues such as:

  • Fire safety
  • Housing
  • Social care
  • Benefits and entitlements
  • Security
  • Falls prevention
  • Local transport
  • Energy efficiency
  • Support for carers
  • Voluntary services information
  • Health advice

How does First Contact work?

Our customers can complete a simple checklist in one of our leaflets, with a trained member of staff, on the phone with a Central Coordinator or through our website. The answers customers provide to the checklist questions indicate which agencies they require information and advice from.

Completed checklists generate referrals to the required agency prompting them to contact the customer and deliver the information and advice required within 28 days. 

For more information about First Contact, or to complete a checklist you can contact us on:

Tel: 01522 782172



 First Contact Field Coordinators

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Warden - Mrs D Weaving 752066

Co-operative Store
The Green
Nettleham 751551


Nettleham Neighbourhood Policing Team
Non-emergency No: 101
PC 716 Nick Prestwich Tel 07500 920087
PCSO 2108 Jackie Parker Tel: 07944 776801



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