Pendle residents asked to put bins out 'only when necessary'

Coun John David

Coun John David

First published in Pendle

PENDLE residents are being reminded to only put out their brown bins for emptying when absolutely necessary.

If they are half full or less, they are asked to wait until their next collection.

Coun John David, who represents the council’s refuse and recycling teams, said: “If Pendle people only put out their brown bins when they are half full or more, this can help us to make our collection rounds more efficient.

“Our vehicles will still cover the same routes, but by reducing the number of times the bin lifting equipment has to work we will reduce engine revving and ultimately lower our carbon footprint whilst saving money on fuel costs.”

Residents are asked to consider how much recycling is in their brown bins before wheeling them out.

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4:45pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Rose Rouge says...

And yet from this summer, Pendle council is going to charge £25 per annum to empty the large green garden waste bins. This equates to an increase of c.10% for those households that are affected (for the Borough of Pendle element of the Council tax.) This is is being levied surreptitiously as a stand alone charge. I would feel more inclined to follow Pendle Council's advice about recycling bins if it wasn't being downright devious in the way that it is now planning to charge for taking away garden waste.
And yet from this summer, Pendle council is going to charge £25 per annum to empty the large green garden waste bins. This equates to an increase of c.10% for those households that are affected (for the Borough of Pendle element of the Council tax.) This is is being levied surreptitiously as a stand alone charge. I would feel more inclined to follow Pendle Council's advice about recycling bins if it wasn't being downright devious in the way that it is now planning to charge for taking away garden waste. Rose Rouge
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