Wheelie bins in Darlington a success, says council report

Wheelie bins in Darlington hailed a success

Wheelie bins in Darlington hailed a success

First published in News

THE introduction of wheelie bins into Darlington has been hailed as a success.

The implementation of the bins was successful, delivered within budget and achieved a reduction in street cleaning costs, according to a council report.

The report was presented to Darlington Borough Council’s efficiency and resources scrutiny committee just over a year since the bins were delivered to households across the town.

It said the project had cost £36,320 less than estimated and had reduced the cost of street cleaning by £100,000 through the loss of four staff and two vehicles.

However, since June 2013, fly tipping in the town has increased.

The report said: “Recorded incidents of small fly tips equivalent of a black bag have increased since implementation of wheeled bins.

“For the period June 2012 to the end of March 2013, there were 1,706. For the same period following implementation of wheeled bins there were 2,190.”

The report went on to say: “This is not surprising as the majority of black bag fly tips prior to implementation of wheeled bins would have just been picked up as part of the back lane cleanse, whereas now they are reported as a fly tip as they are not included in the general refuse collection."

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8:57am Sat 12 Jul 14

darlolady says...

It's great that we have wheelie bins and great that we are getting another to recycle more. I am all for that BUT can we have a garden waste bin please sick of having to trail to the tip every other week with cuttings and bits and bobs! Most other places have one why are we so far behind! What would happen if we didn't have a car?
It's great that we have wheelie bins and great that we are getting another to recycle more. I am all for that BUT can we have a garden waste bin please sick of having to trail to the tip every other week with cuttings and bits and bobs! Most other places have one why are we so far behind! What would happen if we didn't have a car? darlolady
  • Score: 16

9:25am Sat 12 Jul 14

HSC says...

darlolady wrote:
It's great that we have wheelie bins and great that we are getting another to recycle more. I am all for that BUT can we have a garden waste bin please sick of having to trail to the tip every other week with cuttings and bits and bobs! Most other places have one why are we so far behind! What would happen if we didn't have a car?
Compost bin!
[quote][p][bold]darlolady[/bold] wrote: It's great that we have wheelie bins and great that we are getting another to recycle more. I am all for that BUT can we have a garden waste bin please sick of having to trail to the tip every other week with cuttings and bits and bobs! Most other places have one why are we so far behind! What would happen if we didn't have a car?[/p][/quote]Compost bin! HSC
  • Score: -6

1:30pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Copley23 says...

There's always one moaner.......

So everyone else in County Durham is sitting back and smiling.
There's always one moaner....... So everyone else in County Durham is sitting back and smiling. Copley23
  • Score: -8

5:40pm Sat 12 Jul 14

tabby67 says...

i would love to see a wheelie bin for garden waste too, the amount of grass cuttings i have with 2 large gardens a compost bin wouldn't be big enough it takes too long to turn to compost I would be over run! I don't think darlo lady was moaning just saying that's all! Darlington is way behind everywhere else so yes I'm going to moan moan moan if that's what some choose to call it, some people want to get off their high horse and grow up
i would love to see a wheelie bin for garden waste too, the amount of grass cuttings i have with 2 large gardens a compost bin wouldn't be big enough it takes too long to turn to compost I would be over run! I don't think darlo lady was moaning just saying that's all! Darlington is way behind everywhere else so yes I'm going to moan moan moan if that's what some choose to call it, some people want to get off their high horse and grow up tabby67
  • Score: 14

10:16pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Awake-in-Darlo says...

HSC wrote:
darlolady wrote:
It's great that we have wheelie bins and great that we are getting another to recycle more. I am all for that BUT can we have a garden waste bin please sick of having to trail to the tip every other week with cuttings and bits and bobs! Most other places have one why are we so far behind! What would happen if we didn't have a car?
Compost bin!
Some bad people fly-tip is one answer. Not only garden clippings. It is not everybody who can transport things to the tip or if they can they object at paying to do so. Or paying over the odds for council to pick up.
Why can`t we have a facility for collecting green waste and perhaps selling compost back to the public at a fair price as in some more forward thinking boroughs ? Bet the council would make a profit and the problem would be solved. Or compost bins at the new GrowDarlington locations ? Free to pick veg, free to ditch waste green stuff ?
[quote][p][bold]HSC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]darlolady[/bold] wrote: It's great that we have wheelie bins and great that we are getting another to recycle more. I am all for that BUT can we have a garden waste bin please sick of having to trail to the tip every other week with cuttings and bits and bobs! Most other places have one why are we so far behind! What would happen if we didn't have a car?[/p][/quote]Compost bin![/p][/quote]Some bad people fly-tip is one answer. Not only garden clippings. It is not everybody who can transport things to the tip or if they can they object at paying to do so. Or paying over the odds for council to pick up. Why can`t we have a facility for collecting green waste and perhaps selling compost back to the public at a fair price as in some more forward thinking boroughs ? Bet the council would make a profit and the problem would be solved. Or compost bins at the new GrowDarlington locations ? Free to pick veg, free to ditch waste green stuff ? Awake-in-Darlo
  • Score: 5

6:05am Sun 13 Jul 14

johnny_p says...

"THE introduction of wheelie bins into Darlington has been hailed as a success".

I just love these "independent" reports.
"THE introduction of wheelie bins into Darlington has been hailed as a success". I just love these "independent" reports. johnny_p
  • Score: 5

10:20am Sun 13 Jul 14

Spy Boy says...

johnny_p wrote:
"THE introduction of wheelie bins into Darlington has been hailed as a success".

I just love these "independent" reports.
Yeah, you wonder who is voting and how many negative replies are discarded for the council to make their case.
[quote][p][bold]johnny_p[/bold] wrote: "THE introduction of wheelie bins into Darlington has been hailed as a success". I just love these "independent" reports.[/p][/quote]Yeah, you wonder who is voting and how many negative replies are discarded for the council to make their case. Spy Boy
  • Score: 2

11:31am Sun 13 Jul 14

D. Hop says...

My garage still stinks, really looking forward to the 2 week delivery!!!
My garage still stinks, really looking forward to the 2 week delivery!!! D. Hop
  • Score: 2

11:40am Mon 14 Jul 14

oliviaden6 says...

darlolady wrote:
It's great that we have wheelie bins and great that we are getting another to recycle more. I am all for that BUT can we have a garden waste bin please sick of having to trail to the tip every other week with cuttings and bits and bobs! Most other places have one why are we so far behind! What would happen if we didn't have a car?
I am afraid if you would like a bin for garden rubbish the council will charge you a hefty sum for the bin. Other councils have supplied them at request, i believe the charge for the bin and is collection is about £45 per annum, carry on get one but dont moan about what it will cost you. Dont forget once it is introduced the cost will rise year on year just to enhance the councilors packages?? I may be wrong but i do not need another **** bin and especially another charge for the things.
[quote][p][bold]darlolady[/bold] wrote: It's great that we have wheelie bins and great that we are getting another to recycle more. I am all for that BUT can we have a garden waste bin please sick of having to trail to the tip every other week with cuttings and bits and bobs! Most other places have one why are we so far behind! What would happen if we didn't have a car?[/p][/quote]I am afraid if you would like a bin for garden rubbish the council will charge you a hefty sum for the bin. Other councils have supplied them at request, i believe the charge for the bin and is collection is about £45 per annum, carry on get one but dont moan about what it will cost you. Dont forget once it is introduced the cost will rise year on year just to enhance the councilors packages?? I may be wrong but i do not need another **** bin and especially another charge for the things. oliviaden6
  • Score: 0

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