Published February 21, 2017 at 11:46
A short animation has been created to help let people know about the new garden waste collection service which starts next month
As well as helping residents in Blackburn and Darwen dispose of their garden waste, the scheme also helps protect the environment. All green waste collected is sent for composting and turned into a soil improver instead of being disposed of in a landfill site.
The animation features the well-known Council cartoon character Chuck created by local animator and former Blackburn College student Ryan Hammond.
The video will be played via the council’s communications channels, social media and can be viewed on digital screens located at Blackburn Bus Station, Libraries, Blackburn Market and Blackburn and Darwen’s Leisure Centres.
The Council had to make the difficult decision to either make a nominal charge to cover the cost of collecting garden waste for those that want it or stop providing the collections due to unprecedented budget cuts.
Cllr Jim Smith, Executive Member of Environment said:
Waste is always a big concern in the borough and by making changes we need to ensure that residents are aware of them.
I am happy to see our Chuck is back in a new animation that will help residents understand how people can benefit from the new service.
Information packs are due to be delivered to residents that have already signed-up on Friday, February 24th.
You can dispose of all your garden waste for an annual subscription fee of just £25 per bin. The service is completely optional.
The price covers:
A large brown garden wastebin(s) delivered to you (if you don’t already have one)
Collection every 2 weeks except during December, January and February. You will be sent a collections calendar when you sign-up.
You can sign up for this service via your MyBwd
https://mybwd.blackburn.gov.uk account or by using the form online at: www.blackburn.gov.uk/Pages/Brown-bins-for-green-waste.aspx
If you do not have internet access you can use the free computers at Blackburn and Darwen town halls or libraries.