Extra Darwen skips to cut down on fly-tipping

This Is Lancashire: COUN JIM SMITH COUN JIM SMITH

SKIPS will be provided around Darwen this weekend in a bid to cut down on fly-tipping at Christmas.

Skips have been left around the borough over the last few Saturdays, and the council has decided to put them in the town this time around.

The initiative is a way of saying ‘thank you’ to residents after a successful year for the council’s Your Call initiative.

Skips will be in Preston Street, Starkie Street, Kay Street and at the junction of Powell Street and Industry Street.

Blackburn with Darwen Council executive member for environment Coun Jim Smith said: “I urge residents to take advantage of this programme and not fly- tip.”

The skips will be free to use from 8.30am and will be operated on a first-come first-served basis.

When the skip is full, it will be taken away.

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7:49pm Thu 19 Dec 13

happydaysagain says...

Excuse me but i have paid a lot of money to have my household waste moved over the last few years, i do not own my property, i think this is unfair to the people a who also have paid, why dont you just prosecute the one's who fly tip, its not rocket science, look through the bags something there will tell you who they are
Excuse me but i have paid a lot of money to have my household waste moved over the last few years, i do not own my property, i think this is unfair to the people a who also have paid, why dont you just prosecute the one's who fly tip, its not rocket science, look through the bags something there will tell you who they are happydaysagain

9:38pm Thu 19 Dec 13

mother of 4 says...

why just in that area why not in ALLareas of Darwen we all have more waste at this time of year!!!!!!!!
why just in that area why not in ALLareas of Darwen we all have more waste at this time of year!!!!!!!! mother of 4

2:39pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Darwen Resident says...

Why do the council think everyone reads the Telegraph. The skip was hear half a day with a member of staff in a van watching (Resident of Powell Street Area). I had to go out shopping and by the time I got back it was gone. How about the council letting residents know there would be a skip.
Why do the council think everyone reads the Telegraph. The skip was hear half a day with a member of staff in a van watching (Resident of Powell Street Area). I had to go out shopping and by the time I got back it was gone. How about the council letting residents know there would be a skip. Darwen Resident

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