When I lived in Shepherd's Bush a couple of decades ago the Council used to leave skips in key sites for the collection of bulky items that would be otherwise fly-tipped. It worked pretty well and quite a few items used to disappear overnight as people raided the skip for useful or saleable bits and pieces.
|Cllr Butt & Cllr Sheth (see comments)|
Will the skips initiative encourage people to get rid of surplus items they've been keeping in their shed, loft or the cupboard under the stairs?
Will it result in more landfill?
Will it reduce fly-tipping on our streets and open spaces?
This is is the announcement from Brent Council:
Community skips are coming to Brent, as part of a trial providing a new and easy way to help residents get rid of their household junk.
Under Brent Council's Love Where You Live campaign, the community skips will be manned by local residents and will give people the chance to dispose of unwanted household items and learn more about how we can all do our bit to create a cleaner, greener Brent.
Waste such as furniture, garden clippings, small electrical items, recycling and mattresses can be deposited in the skips. Each household can drop off up to five bulky items or five black bags (or a mixture of both) and will be required to bring one form of identification, which can include a drivers licence, council tax or utility bill.
Under the new trial, community skips will be at the following locations over the next six weeks from 8am - midday:
- 20 October 2018 - Townsend Lane, Fryent
- 03 November 2018 - Ken Way, Barnhill (opposite Lidl)
- 17 November 2018 - Shaftesbury Avenue, Kenton (bottom end)
- 01 December 2018 - Essoldo Way, Kingsbury
The community skips are for residents only and no trade waste will be accepted. The skips will not accept the following items:
- Car tyres
- Fridges / freezers
- Oil / oil drums
- Paint cans