Monday, 2 October 2006

Busy bulky waste service

Redcar and Cleveland Council is carrying out an average of almost 300 bulky waste collections a week - and expects the busy service to continue in the run-up to Bonfire Night.

The Council is urging residents to get rid of unwanted rubbish using the service, which charges £5 for standard jobs and £10 for an 'express' service, which promises collection within seven days.

Latest statistics show that between October last year to September this week, a total of 13,739 jobs were completed - 9,233 standard and 4,506 express, an average of almost 300 per week.

The Council's Cabinet Member for Environmental Improvement Councillor Bob Stanway said: "All residents have to do is call our Call Centre on 08456 126 126 to arrange a collection. This is just one of the ways we are working with residents to provide a cleaner, safer, greener borough.

"We're also delighted to note that the number of flytips has reduced, compared to the number we had received at this point during 2005/06."

Figures show from April 1 to the end of August, there were 1,750 flytipping reports, down by just over 800 for the same period last year.

"We will be working closely with the Fire Brigade and Coast & Country Housing in the run-up to Bonfire Night to reduce the potential for deliberate fires."

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