Your say on council’s bright idea to save staff time
Bins in Stanley Park have been taped up and replaced by industrial-sized orange ones – but are they too ugly?
This was one of the hottest topics on our website and social media sites this week.
Blackpool Council said it is using the bigger bins as part of a trial to save staff valuable time
The park currently has 56 bins, which the council said need to be emptied several times a day during peak periods.
Town hall bosses are now considering replacing them with a number of larger bins so staff in the park department – affected by cuts to funding – can concentrate on other tasks.
And despite admitting the trial bins are unappealing, they said ‘nicer’ ones would be installed if the trial is adopted in the long term.
Here’s what you thought
Although the colour of the bins is a little brash amongst the greenery any bin is better than no bin. Some of those who visit the park, including some locals, wouldn’t take the trouble to deposit their litter in a bin if such were sited every few yards.
More bins can only be a good thing. What Stanley Park needs more than anything though is another set of public toilets.
They might be large bins, but you don’t need to lift the entire lid as there is a small flap on top to deposit rubbish. This is however out of reach of children or those in wheelchairs etc. If this avoids the piles of rubbish due to full smaller bins (particularly on busy weekends and public holidays) then surely it’s a better solution.
The bins are always overflowing, in the summer especially, at least these are huge and the seagulls won’t get in them. Can’t see anything wrong with them. I’ve also seen one of the smaller bins in the lake before now that someone’s thrown in. Try chucking one of them in.
I think it’s a good idea. Maybe not the bright orange colour, but then again, no one can say they didn’t see a bin can they? If it keeps our park tidy then it is surely a good thing.
People will still leave their rubbish strewn all over for someone else to pick up, they need educating on the state of the environment not just bigger bins
Getting people to pick up dog mess is difficult enough as it is. A longer walk between bins will only make this problem worse. Dog mess fines are rarely imposed, don’t give more excuses for people to leave it behind.
They could have had green ones instead lol. But as long as there’s not litter everywhere then surely it must be better? Mind you, how does the zoo cope? They have normal sized bins don’t then? Recycling options is also a good idea. Just a thought.
I’d rather see the bins than see and smell the rubbish overflowing from the other bins.
It’s just a bin. Why is this even a discussion?
Do they have a plan for getting people to put their rubbish in them instead of doing what they usually do. Just throw it anywhere.
John Lee Smyth
Blackpool Council have had a good idea for a change instead of stopping green bin collections or wasting millions on the roads .
I think if you can put rubbish in without lifting the lid it would be better.
Good idea. Holding more rubbish and seagulls can’t get into them but how are children supposed to reach to put their rubbish in?
Debbie Foster Gayton
People might use them rather than throwing their rubbish in the lake etc... Time will tell think it’s a good idea really
T Lee Dunderdale
They might remind folk to actually clear up after themselves, being so bright and attractive!
Terrible idea yet again by a terrible council.
Makes complete sense!
Are they there so they don’t have to employ somebody to pick up litter?
It’s just a bin. What’s the problem?
If they help keep the park clean then I’m happy!
Looks clean and tidy that’s all that matters , as long as people use them to keep the park looking at its best!