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Schools waste and recycling containers

Schools waste and recycling containers

We provide a variety of waste and recycling bins for schools in North Lincolnshire.

From January 2015 the law is changing for how the council and other waste management companies will be allowed to collect recyclable materials.

Where necessary and possible glass, metals, paper (including cardboard) and plastic need to be collected separately and kept separated.  This is aimed at increasing recycling and improving the quality of the materials collected.

The new law requires that we must collect this separately from your general waste from January 2015.

We provide five sizes of bins which are usually collected fortnightly. For current prices please contact the Commercial Waste Helpline.

240 litre wheeled bin

Width 0.58 metres, height 1.1 metres and depth 0.73 metres

360 litre wheeled bin

Width 0.65 metres, height 1.15 metres and depth 0.88 metres

660 litre metal bin (with plastic lid, lock and key included)

Width 1.23 metres, height 1.33 metres and depth 0.75 metres

1100 litre metal bin (with plastic lid, lock and key included)

Width 1.26 metres, height 1.37 metres and depth 0.95 metres

1280 litre metal bin (with plastic lid, lock and key included)

Width 1.25 metres, height 1.43 metres and depth 0.95 metres

All bins and containers are on free hire but if the bin is lost, stolen or severely damaged (e.g. fired) you will have to pay for a replacement.  Minor damage such as broken lids, wheels or axles will be repaired free of charge. 

For further details and current prices please contact the Commercial Waste Helpline.

If you have a waste collection service from us we can provide free collections of recyclable waste (glass, paper, plastic bottles, cardboard, cans, aerosols and foil) from school premises.  Bins are usually collected fortnightly. 

Glass

240 litre wheeled bin

Width 0.58 metres, height 1.1 metres and depth 0.74 metres

You can recycle in the glass bin:

  • Glass bottles and jars (all colours) including bottle tops and lids. Please remove all food waste and rinse out.
    Do not include light bulbs, Pyrex type dishes, drinks glasses, window glass or broken glass. Fluorescent tubes and energy light bulbs need to be recycled in a separate container available to schools.  For further information contact the Commercial Waste Helpline.

Paper

240 litre wheeled bin

Width 0.58 metres, height 1.1 metres and depth 0.74 metres

360 litre wheeled bin

Width 0.65 metres, height 1.15 metres and depth 0.88 metres

You can recycle in the paper bin:

  • Newspapers, magazines, junk mail, catalogues, brochures, telephone directories, yellow pages and all other papers.
    Do not include cardboard, envelopes, sticky labels.  Confidential waste needs to be recycled via the confidential waste scheme.  For further information contact the Commercial Waste Helpline.

Plastic, cardboard, cans and foil

240 litre wheeled bin

Width 0.65 metres, height 1.1 metres and depth 0.74 metres

360 litre wheeled bin

Width 0.65 metres, height 1.15 metres and depth 0.88 metres

660 litre container

Width 1.23 metres, height 1.33 metres and depth 0.75 metres

1100 litre container

Width 1.26 metres, height 1.37 metres and depth 0.95 metres

You can recycle in the plastic, cardboard, cans and foil bin:

  • Plastic  - drinks bottles, milk bottles, washing up liquid and detergent bottles 

Please make sure that all plastics are free of food waste and are rinsed out.    

Do not include hard plastics such as plastic chairs, buckets and bowls, plastic carrier bags and film.          

  • Cardboard - cardboard boxes/packaging, document wallets, any coloured card, toilet and kitchen rolls, file dividers and folders (please flatten all boxes and remove any metal parts).

  • Cans – aluminium and steel drink cans, food tins, aerosols, clean aluminium foil including food trays.  Please make sure that there is no food waste and have been rinsed out. Do not puncture or crush aerosol cans.

If you want to set up a recycling collection service or have any questions please contact the Commercial Waste Helpline.

Schools in North Lincolnshire can have a fluorescent tube and low energy light bulb    container.  Contact the Commercial Waste Helpline for current prices.  

By law fluorescent tubes and low energy light bulbs are classed as hazardous waste and need to be disposed of separately to general waste.

The 1998 Data Protection Act requires all businesses that hold personal information to have adequate security measures in place and that all data is properly protected at all stages during the process of destruction. 

Disposing of confidential waste paper in the paper or general waste bins is not secure. 

Schools in North Lincolnshire can have a confidential waste paper collection service. For current prices please contact the Commercial Waste Helpline.  There are choices of three different containers. 

Confidential waste sack

Hold approximately 15 - 20 kgs of paper

Lockable metal datasafe cabinet

Hold approximately 50 kgs of paper
Height 920mm, width 500mm and length 450mm.

A lockable plastic wheeled bin

120 litre

Holds approximately 50 - 60 kgs of paper
Height 960mm, width 460mm and length 540mm.

240 litre

Holds approximately 100 – 120 kgs of paper
Height 1050mm, width 590mm and length 720mm.

Collections are available every other Thursday.  Collections can be made fortnightly, four weekly, every eight weeks or on an ad hoc basis.

Schools are invited to apply for up to two free compost bins.  Please contact the Commercial Waste Helpline to order.

We are encouraging businesses and schools across North Lincolnshire to sign up to the Every can counts campaign.  You will receive a free starter pack to help you to inform, engage and motivate people in your business to recycle their cans.  If you are interested in recycling your cans please contact the Commercial Waste Helpline for your starter pack.
Recycle for North Lincolnshire

Contact details

wastemanagement@northlincs.gov.uk 

01724 297848

Waste Services Depot
Cottage Beck Road
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN16 1TS

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 4.30pm

Friday: 8.30am to 4pm

Last updated: 07/01/2016