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Controversial introduction of wheelie bins in Darlington "working well"
THE CONTROVERSIAL introduction of wheelie bins in a North-East town is working well, according to its council.
The roll-out of wheelie bins across Darlington in June was met with strong opposition from some residents.
However, council members today (Thursday, September 5) said that most concerns had been resolved.
At a meeting of the council’s Place Scrutiny Committee, Ian Thompson, the assistant director of community services said: “The majority of residents have accepted them now and are using them quite happily.
“When you service 48,000 houses each week, there are going to be some issues and we continue to work through those, with our service becoming more refined as we go forward.”
The introduction of the bins led to a rise in requests for assistance with collection – something Mr Thompson said would decline as more people realised they were able to cope with using the bins.
He also said the cleanliness of back lanes had improved as a result.
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