Skips provided for Blackburn and Darwen residents

Blackburn Citizen: Skips provided for Blackburn and Darwen residents Skips provided for Blackburn and Darwen residents

THREE areas of Blackburn and Darwen will have skips provided by the council for residents to dispose of bulky rubbish on Saturday.

The locations are:

The Barlow Institute, Edgworth from 9am to 10 am;

Meadowhead Close, Blackburn from 9am to 10 am; and

Scotland Bank Terrace, Blackburn from 10.45am to 11.45am.

It is part of a scheme begun last month to provide free skips around the borough on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

Council environment boss Jim Smith said “These events have been successful and I am pleased the borough can provide this service.

“Fly-tipping, littering and illegal dumping are a real concern and I am pleased we can tackle this irresponsible behaviour.

“The skips are staffed by council workers and when full will be taken away.”

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7:20pm Thu 16 Jan 14

M.DANNY says...

Why bother with free skips bring back free bulky waste collections otherwise there will be more fly tipping.
I was working in Kirklees and Kirklees Council were charging for bulky waste collections in 2001 and there were more fly tipping in Kirklees area so they bought back free bulky removals.
Frontline services should be a priority for Councils ie bulky waste collections, street sweeping,,bin collections, grass cuttings and litter collections
Working class people now pay a lot more Council taxes than say twenty years ago.
Why bother with free skips bring back free bulky waste collections otherwise there will be more fly tipping. I was working in Kirklees and Kirklees Council were charging for bulky waste collections in 2001 and there were more fly tipping in Kirklees area so they bought back free bulky removals. Frontline services should be a priority for Councils ie bulky waste collections, street sweeping,,bin collections, grass cuttings and litter collections Working class people now pay a lot more Council taxes than say twenty years ago. M.DANNY
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9:32am Thu 23 Jan 14

Jamaje says...

As usual someones STUPID idea in the council offices.
You take masses amounts of council tax off us and then make it so hard for people to dispose of bulky items in some cases making us wait weeks before you can collect it, some councils charging for it!
You cannot put it out you must keep it in your yard or garden. I don't want to see my neighbours garden with a settee and chairs living there for three weeks.
Now you put out free skips to be raided by scrappers who throw everything out of the skip to get to the good stuff. Oh yeah and then some kids to set it on fire, great idea.
As usual someones STUPID idea in the council offices. You take masses amounts of council tax off us and then make it so hard for people to dispose of bulky items in some cases making us wait weeks before you can collect it, some councils charging for it! You cannot put it out you must keep it in your yard or garden. I don't want to see my neighbours garden with a settee and chairs living there for three weeks. Now you put out free skips to be raided by scrappers who throw everything out of the skip to get to the good stuff. Oh yeah and then some kids to set it on fire, great idea. Jamaje
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