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New Rossendale bin rounds: ‘Disquiet is due’

Lancashire Telegraph: New Rossendale bin rounds: ‘Disquiet is due’ New Rossendale bin rounds: ‘Disquiet is due’

NEW bin rounds are now set to be introduced across Rossendale this September, council bosses have revealed.

And town hall officials are preparing for some disquiet when they bring in the final phase of proposals to save up to £273,000 for the Valley’s refuse and recycling service.

Work on the environmental overhaul has been ongoing for two years and has come into stark focus with the authority needing to find cuts totalling £1.5million by 2015-16.

Under the new system, staff will be moving to new ‘area-based’ refuse collection routes which will also allow them to conduct litter picks and perform ‘deep cleans’ of certain neighbourhoods once a fortnight.

Early indications were that this would be in place by last spring but late September has now been earmarked. Part of the same initiative covered the removal of various recycling locations around the borough, alongside a reshuffle of garden waste collection policies, to save £66,500.

Another £197,600 was due to be recouped by moves which included phasing out a road sweeper and cage truck, and related jobs, and ‘reprofiling’ the town centre caretaker service.

The removal of 77 litter bins across the borough – including 34 in the Rawtenstall area alone –were rubberstamped as part of the same process.

Joe Kennedy, the council’s head of operations said in a scrutiny report: “Due to the nature of the change to area based working, there will be a risk of increased dissatisfaction during the transition period.

“Clear and consistent communication plans are in place to support this as far as is reasonably possible, as well as identifying those properties that may have a long transition period until they fall into the new zoned collection.”

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8:33pm Tue 24 Jun 14

boynesider says...

a lack of bins wont affect the lazy oiks that don't even bother to use the bins provided.we will soon be knee deep in filth.
a lack of bins wont affect the lazy oiks that don't even bother to use the bins provided.we will soon be knee deep in filth. boynesider
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5:52pm Wed 25 Jun 14

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

"staff will be moving to new ‘area-based’ refuse collection routes which will also allow them to conduct litter picks"

"The removal of 77 litter bins across the borough – including 34 in the Rawtenstall area alone –were rubberstamped as part of the same process."

Surely on the new 'area based' (as apposed to the 'random street at a time' rounds they must have done before) routes they could have emptied the 77 bins as they passed them. Or would this be too much of a simple idea to be thought of? Removing the 77 bins is going to result in even more litter picking anyway!
"staff will be moving to new ‘area-based’ refuse collection routes which will also allow them to conduct litter picks" "The removal of 77 litter bins across the borough – including 34 in the Rawtenstall area alone –were rubberstamped as part of the same process." Surely on the new 'area based' (as apposed to the 'random street at a time' rounds they must have done before) routes they could have emptied the 77 bins as they passed them. Or would this be too much of a simple idea to be thought of? Removing the 77 bins is going to result in even more litter picking anyway! HelmshoreMan2010
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