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skip hire wipe out in blackpool

09 Dec 2014

Skip hire firms are faced with a huge problem throughout Blackpool as a new rival council service is coming to town. Earlier this week, Blackpool council announced that they are introducing a new scheme which will be a low-cost service for all the public to use.

Blackpool council see this as great potential to tackle their big problem on fly-tipping. The new scheme has been designed with the intentions that the general public will be involved with occasional clean up days in different areas of Blackpool.

Local skip hire companies in Blackpool have not took this lightly at all since their businesses are at potential risk of a total wipe-out. Amy cross, cabinet member for the environment at Blackpool Council said that their new scheme is now being considered in place of the skip hire plan and added that after the council trialled the scheme for just a short three months – they’re not satisfied that it was tackling fly-tipping so they will no longer be hiring skips to members of the public.

To add more outrage to local firms, the council now have a great relationship with various private skip firms that didn’t exist previously. Blackpool Council knows that not all of members of the public can afford skip hire services hence why fly-tipping is a huge problem in Blackpool. Therefore the new scheme is seen as a benefit to the ‘public interest’ because it will provide a skip delivered by various private skip hires which residents will be able to dump waste in it.

Update: The scheme was mothballed due to lack of local demand.

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