A new purpose built Household Waste Recycling Centre will open in Boston today following an investment of almost £1.7 million by Lincolnshire County Council.
The new facility at Bittern Way includes a canopy area to protect users from the elements and will be open seven days a week from 9am until 4pm and only closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
It replaces the former site at Slippery Gowt Lane, which will close at 4pm on Sunday.
The council said that despite the initial investment, it believes the new facility will save them money in the long term as the Bittern Way site will be ‘less costly’ than the former recycling centre.
Councillor Eddy Poll, executive councillor for environmental management, said: “The opening of this new facility will see a vast improvement in service for residents who want to dispose of their household waste.
“It has seen a considerable investment by LCC but it will mean a big reduction in our every-day running costs compared with the previous site, which was not owned by the council.
“The important thing to emphasise to people is let’s make sure we do not put the facility in danger with the irresponsible disposal of batteries or electrical items.
“We have seen two incidents in recent weeks which could have been very serious but for good fortune and quick response by staff and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.”