We are trialling Brent branded skips on our streets to tackle some of the issues of waste being left on our streets.
We will be starting off in Fryent, queensbury , Kenton and Barnhill.
Once evaluated and how it is received by residents we will look to see if we can roll it out across Brent.
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
Cllr Krupa Sheth, Cabinet Member for Environment, said:
“I think this is a great initiative and a big thank you to the residents who are giving up their time at the weekend to man the skips. Although this is just a pilot, I’m really pleased to see the community getting together to show their love for their local areas and encouraging others to do the same.
“People will also have the chance to find out more about what happens to their waste and recycling, pick up tips on reducing waste and meet community groups who are active in their area.”