Council launches free waste audit scheme for businesses


West Lindsey District Council is offering a free waste audit to businesses in its area of Lincolnshire as part of Recycle Week.

Between 23rd and 29th September, one of the Council’s experienced officers will visit businesses to assess their needs and offer advice on how they could save money by recycling more of what they throw away.

The Council can help businesses save money by allowing them to recycle a wide range of materials no matter where they are located in the district. It will sort the materials so businesses don’t have to. And there is no need for a number of separate bins, so they also save space.

Cllr Owen Bierley, chairman of the council’s Prosperous Communities Committee, said: “We pledge that our service will always be reliable, cost effective and provide the environmental benefits that customers demand.

“I’m proud to say that we are one of the few commercial waste operators in the area that can enable your business to become virtually zero landfill.  All of your recyclable material is sent to specialist treatment facilities and made into new products. All other general and non-recyclable waste is sent to the Lincolnshire Energy from Waste plant which powers local homes.

“We believe that our recycling service will help your business save money and do its bit for the environment at the same time.”

The materials that can now be recycled through the commercial mixed recycling service are the same as those in the West Lindsey household collection service and includes:

  • Cardboard and paper
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminium cans
  • Steel tins (should be rinsed out)
  • Plastic bottles
  • Waxed juice or milk cartons

West Lindsey’s Commercial Waste and Recycling Service says it can offer businesses a range of collection options to suit their needs. To make an appointment for a free waste audit or find about more about our Commercial Waste and Recycling Service, call 01427 675124