Changes to bin and box collections to help Tour of Britain run smoothly

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To help the Tour of Britain cycling race run smoothly, there will be no bin, box or bag collections on Tuesday September 5.

If Tuesday is your usual collection day, North Lincolnshire Council will collect:

Green or black general waste bin, recycling boxes and textile bags on Saturday 9 September; or

Brown recycling bin on Saturday 9 September and your burgundy recycling bin on Monday 11 September.

Excess waste and recycling can be taken to your nearest Household Recycling Centre.

The changes will affect around 16,000 residential properties, predominantly in Barton, Brigg and Wolds ward and Ferry ward.

Councillor Neil Poole, cabinet member for investment, assets and employment at North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The Tour of Britain race route in North Lincolnshire covers many of the same areas we would be collecting bins and boxes on that day so we would struggle to collect at all our properties and wouldn’t want our vehicles to get in the way of the race.

“Hosting a full stage of the Tour of Britain is a fantastic opportunity for North Lincolnshire and we want to make sure we make the most of it and really showcase our beautiful area.”

You can find your nearest Household Recycling Centre and check your collection dates by visiting northlincs.gov.uk/waste.

Please also be aware that as the Tour of Britain route around North Lincolnshire will take the riders past our Household Recycling Centres at Belton and Kirton, the two centres will close around 45 minutes before the riders come through and reopen once the race has passed to make sure the roads around the sites are clear.

You can keep up with all the latest news in the run up to Tour of Britain race day by visiting nltour.co.uk or by finding NorthLincsToB on Facebook and Twitter.