Councillors to discuss plans for wheelie bin introduction

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SENIOR councillors will look at how preparations for the introduction of wheelie bins to Darlington are going, ahead of a roll out in June.

Members of Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet will consider a report prepared by the council’s scrutiny committee, who were asked to look at ways to make the new system work smoothly and with as few interruptions for residents as possible.

The decision to introduce wheelie bins was made last year and has sparked a mixed reaction from residents – some feel they are a waste of time and money, while others have welcomed the move as a way of cleaning up the streets.

The report prepared by the scrutiny committee sets out a number of points for consideration by cabinet, including an anticipated rise in the number of requests for assisted collection and the need for officers to visit each resident to make a full assessment; concerns from residents about storage and special arrangements for houses of multiple occupation.

The council has committed to giving residents as much information as they need about wheelie bins before they are delivered, including displays of bins at local supermarkets to help people get used to their size.

Cabinet will meet on Tuesday, February 5, at 5pm, in the town hall.

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5:21pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Madadrian says...

I have contacted 3 councillors about these and all have fobbed me off. I have yet to hear how I can be forced to have one of these things on my property. We certainly have nowhere suitable for one.
I have contacted 3 councillors about these and all have fobbed me off. I have yet to hear how I can be forced to have one of these things on my property. We certainly have nowhere suitable for one. Madadrian
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5:23pm Thu 31 Jan 13

darlobikegirl says...

They need to hurry up. Sick of having bin bags ripped open by animals & rubbish blowing all over
They need to hurry up. Sick of having bin bags ripped open by animals & rubbish blowing all over darlobikegirl
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7:32pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Apocalypse Later says...

Looks like fortnightly collections will follow shortly.
Looks like fortnightly collections will follow shortly. Apocalypse Later
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12:10pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Lifetime Townie says...

I think that the fortnightly Green box system is going to be discontinued so that all domestic rubbish can be put into the wheelie bins. No point in having Green boxes and the collection crews but town hall mentality will dictate otherwise.
I think that the fortnightly Green box system is going to be discontinued so that all domestic rubbish can be put into the wheelie bins. No point in having Green boxes and the collection crews but town hall mentality will dictate otherwise. Lifetime Townie
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11:02am Sun 3 Feb 13

oliviaden6 says...

these infernal things seem do be a done deal?
Now will the Council come clean and let us know what NEW BYLAWS etc will be introduced toi screw the backsides of the already hard pressed populace of Darlington. Make no mistake if the Borough see a way of making monies out of petty fines THEY will just another unseen trump card they hold????
these infernal things seem do be a done deal? Now will the Council come clean and let us know what NEW BYLAWS etc will be introduced toi screw the backsides of the already hard pressed populace of Darlington. Make no mistake if the Borough see a way of making monies out of petty fines THEY will just another unseen trump card they hold???? oliviaden6
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11:46am Sun 3 Feb 13

Lifetime Townie says...

It was a done deal many months ago before it came into the public view. I doesn't matter what the townsfolk think,this is what you are going to get, like it or not, it's only public money going to waste.
It was a done deal many months ago before it came into the public view. I doesn't matter what the townsfolk think,this is what you are going to get, like it or not, it's only public money going to waste. Lifetime Townie
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