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.”