Reduce Bulky Waste This Christmas.

Published December 15, 2014 at 17:05

With Saturday December 20th being the last Saturday before Christmas, the Council are inviting residents to make use of its free bulky waste collection service before the big day.

This Saturday will see caged collection vehicles at four locations around the Borough in a bumper collection event that will allow residents freely dispose of large item of bulky waste.

From 9am – 10am two fully staffed collection vehicles will be stationed at the junction of Calgary Avenue and Quebec Road, Beardwood with Lammack ward, and within Princess gardens, Livesey with Pleasington ward both in Blackburn for residents to dispose of bulky waste.

Later in the day at 10:45 – 11:45 the vehicles will be stationed at the junction of Holker Street and Starkie Street, Marsh House Ward, Darwen and vehicles will also be stationed at the junction of Brighton Terrace and New Bank Road, Corporation Park Ward, Blackburn.

These four locations are the latest in a growing list to benefit from the free disposal of bulky waste scheme, which has seen over 50 tonnes of waste freely disposed over the past few weeks.

More locations will be announced after the Christmas period.

Councillor Jim Smith Executive Member for Environment said:

This free collection scheme really helps the Borough and its residents dispose of large items safely and easily. Last year the scheme saw tonnes of waste disposed of across Blackburn with Darwen and also saw the incidences of fly tipping reduce.

“This year the Environment department and the army of Your Call volunteers have worked hard to ensure our Borough is a clean and tidy one and this scheme is just one of many that is helping the Council crack down on breaches of environmental law.

Due to safety reasons asbestos, plaster board and business waste will not be accepted but most other forms of bulky waste are welcome.

For more information please contact the cleansing services team on 01254 585921

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