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Looking after your
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This leaflet explains:
  Energy efficiency
  Loft insulation
  Energy saving tips
  Recycling centres
  Rubbish removal
  Disposal of hypodermic needles
  Fly tipping
  Dog fouling
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Energy         Energy efficiency
efficiency     We aim to provide warm and energy efficient homes. Nationally,
               targets have been set to protect the environment by reducing
               emissions and encouraging lower energy use. We want to improve
               the energy efficiency of our homes to keep your fuel bills lower.
               Free independent energy efficiency advice is available to everyone,
               from the Energy Efficiency Advice Centre on Freephone 0800 512012

Loft           Loft insulation
insulation     Most Council homes have adequate loft insulation. If we carry out
               improvement works in your home we may provide additional
               insulation to ensure that it meets current Building Regulation
               standards.


Energy saving tips
Central Heating: Turning the thermostat      Use a shower: If you have a shower
down by 1 degree can save up to 10%          fitted you can have about 3 showers for
off your fuel bills. You can also vary the   the price of one bath.
room temperature in each room by using       Lighting: Replace ordinary light bulbs
the controls in each radiator.               with energy efficient ones. An energy
Hot Water: Set your thermostat to about      efficient light bulb uses around a fifth of
60 degrees. You can save around £15          electricity and will last 10-15 times
per year just by making sure you always      longer. Turn off the lights when leaving a
use a plug and don't leave taps running.     room (lighting accounts for 10-15% of
Don't just leave taps to drip - changing     the electricity bill).
the washer will save a lot of water.         Other Appliances: Boiling a kettle half
Curtains: You can save around £15 per        full instead of full four times a day could
year by drawing your curtains at dusk to     save enough electricity to run your TV
stop heat escaping.                          set for 4 hours.
Home Laundry: Always try to wash a full      Don't leave the fridge door open longer
load. Use the lowest recommended             than necessary. For every minute that the
washing temperature. Try using               fridge door is open, it will take 3 minutes
electricity on Economy 7 to reduce your      for it to regain its temperature. Don't
costs. Contact your electricity supplier     overfill the fridge to ensure cold air can
for more details.                            circulate freely. Try to keep your freezer
                                             at least three-quarters full at all times

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Recycling Recycling in South Holland
                  South Holland District Council encourages recycling and has provided
                  a number of opportunities to recycle. Below is a table showing what
                  facilities are currently available.
                  Lincolnshire County Council operates a Household Waste Recycling
                  Centre (tip), located on West Marsh Road, Spalding. You can take
                  household refuse and other items* there for recycling/disposal.
                  * such as green waste, cardboard and paper, car batteries,
                    used engine oil, fridges and freezers, soil, wood, rubble, glass,
                    cans, metals, gas bottles, plastics and textiles.
                  (Please note: only one bin of rubble/soil per day per customer).
                  The site is open:
                  Monday-Friday 8am-6pm.          Saturday-Sunday 8am-4pm.
                  The contact number for the Household Waste Recycling Centre is
                  01522 552378.




South Holland District Council
Recycling centres ‘Bring Sites’
Key:
W = clear glass    G = green glass    B = brown glass

Location                                  Glass            Paper      Cans     Textiles
SPALDING
Sainsbury's Car Park                  6 (2W, 3G, 1B)         3          1            2   Planet
                                                                                         Aid
Holland Rd Car Park                   3 (1W, 1G, 1B)         1                       1
Victoria St Car Park                  3 (1W, 1G, 1B)         1                       1
Vine St Car Park                      3 (1W, 1G, 1B)
Wygate Park
Neighbourhood Centre                  3 (1W, 1G, 1B)
Service & Social club                       1
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Location                    Glass        Paper   Cans   Textiles
PINCHBECK
Morrison's Car Park     4 (1W, 1B, 2G)     2      1        1
CROWLAND
Wyvale Garden Centre     2 (1W, 1G)        1               1
Parish Council                1
DONINGTON
Red Cow Paddock         3 (1W, 1G, 1B)     1      1        1
GOSBERTON
Co-op Car Park          3 (1W, 1G, 1B)
HOLBEACH
Tesco Car Park          3 (1W, 1G, 1B)     2      1
Boston Rd Car Park      4 (1W, 1B, 2G)     3      1        1
LONG SUTTON
Co-op Car Park          3 (1W, 1G, 1B)     2      1        1
Football Club                 1
SURFLEET
Village Hall            3 (1W, 1G, 1B)     1
SUTTON ST EDMUNDS
Village Hall            3 (1W, 1G, 1B)     1      1        1
SUTTON ST JAMES
Village Hall            3 (1W, 1B, 1G)     1      1        1
SUTTON BRIDGE
Village Hall Car Park   3 (1W, 1G, 1B)            1
Railway Lane             2 (1W, 1G)                        1
GEDNEY DROVE END
Community Centre        3 (1W, 1G, 1B)     1      1
WHAPLODE DROVE
Elizabethan Centre      3 (1B, 1W, 1G)     1                       5
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Location                             Glass            Paper       Cans    Textiles
WHAPLODE ST CATHERINE
Blue Bell Public House           3 (1B, 1W, 1G)
MOULTON SEAS END
Golden Lion                          1 (1W)
LUTTON
The Jolly Crispin                    1 (1W)
HOLBEACH ST MARKS
New Inn Car Park                     1 (1G)              1
HOLBEACH ST JOHN
The Plough                           1 (1B)
GEDNEY HILL
Duke's Head                        2 (1W, 1B)            1
GEDNEY DYKE
Village Hall                                             1
WESTON HILLS
Bell Inn                         3 (1W, 1B, 1G)
TYDD ST MARY
Five Bells Public House                 1


                Recycling - kerbside
                South Holland District Council also provides a kerbside recycling
                collection service to the majority of the properties in the district.
                Green boxes are emptied weekly and are for recyclable material only.
                Additional recycling may be collected if placed in carrier bags or
                cardboard boxes. We are unable to take recycling left out in black
                sacks.
                Blue boxes are emptied four-weekly and are for glass recycling
                (bottles and jars).
                For more information about this service please contact Customer
                Services on 01775 761161.
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Rubbish          Rubbish removal
removal          Please note that costs quoted are as at the time of print and are
                 subject to change. For up-to-date charges, please contact the
                 Council.
                 Domestic refuse
                 Domestic refuse is collected on a weekly basis if it is placed in black
                 bags. Rolls containing 26 black bags are distributed to households in
                 the district approximately every six months. If black bags have not
                 been delivered let us know and we will ensure that you will get some.
                 We are unable to supply additional bags. However, the refuse
                 collectors will remove household/domestic rubbish in any black bag
                 as long as it is tied at the top and of manageable weight.
                 Garden refuse
                 Refuse collectors will take garden waste if it is in the correct grey
                 sack. Grey sacks cost approximately £1.50 for 1 bag* and are
                 available from the Council Offices.
                 Garden refuse placed in these sacks will be collected with the
                 domestic rubbish. The bags must be of a reasonable weight, no
Collections      more than 25kg. If it is heavier than this the bag will not be collected.
are normally
made             Bulky items
between          The Council will collect bulky household items on a charge and
7.30am and       appointment basis.
4.00pm.
                 The charge is £15* for up to three specified items. To arrange for this
Specified        service (charge must be paid in advance) please call Customer
items must       Services on 01775 761161.
be left at the
                 The bulky waste service specifically excludes asbestos, bricks,
edge of your
                 builders' rubble, car parts, cast iron, concrete fence posts, garden
property
                 waste, oil, steel, trees, oxygen cylinders (because they are metal),
where the
                 the heating bricks within a storage heater and any liquid substance.
collectors
can easily
access
them.            *Prices correct at time of going to
                 print but are subject to change

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Hypodermic Disposal of Hypodermic Needles
Needles    Sometimes hypodermic needles are left discarded throughout the
                district.
                Any discarded needles found should be reported to Customer
                Services and staff will make arrangements for them to be safely
                disposed of.


Fly             Fly tipping
tipping         The Council undertakes street cleansing and road sweeping on
                request. Teams also respond to instances of fly tipping. Teams aim
                to respond within 5 working days. Incidents can be reported on
                01775 761161.


Dog             Dog Fouling
Fouling         Responsible dog owners exercising their pets clean up after them.
                The Council provides dog bins for this purpose. Green "dog bags"
                are also available free from the Council Offices. Please report any
                problems on 01775 761161.




 How to get in touch with us:

 Write to us at:                            Telephone: 01775 761161
 South Holland District Council                           ask to speak to Housing
 Housing Section
 PO Box 8, Priory Road                      E-mail:       info@sholland.gov.uk
 Spalding, Lincs PE11 2XE
                                            Website:      www.sholland.gov.uk
 Call in and see us at the Council
 Offices in Priory Road, Spalding -
 any weekday from 8.30am to 5.15pm,
 except on Fridays when we
 close at 4.45pm.                          Date of leaflet publication: November 2005
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