Residents taking part in the paper and card trial have achieved a 98.5% content quality target exceeding the set target.

The trial, which began in September, for 3229 properties, is part of a countywide scheme collecting paper and card separately to improve recycling efficiency.

Success of the scheme is largely down to residents correctly separating their paper and card. This success shows their ability and willingness to recycle. However, this has also highlighted the level of improvement necessary for our blue bin recycling borough-wide, following the Lincolnshire Waste Partnership decision to create new easy to follow flyers and stickers.

Tougher guidelines for mixed recycling in the trial area are already seeing improvements with a 20% increase in bins collected this month compared to last month.