An end-of-year “Government gift” for Ribble Valley saw the borough’s waste management service receive a boost of £750,000.
The local council is one of 85 authorities to receive a share of £250m for recycling and refuse collection, including weekly collections of non-recyclable waste, food waste collections, reward schemes and incentive schemes.
Out of 130 projects bidding from across the UK, 90 were selected to go forward.
The borough’s successful bid was announced by Brandon Lewis, Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, during a visit to Ribble Valley.
He said: “I know that the first thing people want is their bins emptying.
“But this funding is not just about weekly refuse collections, it is also about recycling and rewarding councils who are delivering effective waste management schemes.”
Council leader Coun Michael Ranson said he was delighted with the Government’s recognition.
The money would be to improve the collections and expand the specialist vehicles and the range of waste collected for recycling.
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