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Extra black bin 'clear out' for some residents in Peterborough

Following reports of a rise in flytipping, especially of black bin waste, an additional clear-out has been arranged for residents in Orton Waterville by the parish council. 
Additional, one-off black bin collection for Orton residents in Peterborough next week (Picture: Shariqua Ahmed)

Peterborough City Council has reported a rise in household waste across Peterborough with families piling bin bags up next to their overflowing bins, despite the opening of the recycling centre last month. 

Green Councillor for Orton Waterville, Julie Howell has also reported this issue from her ward to us. 

She said she has received several complaints from her ward residents about excess black bin waste being left out in bags, along with black bins. Some are even disposing of it in the streets, which classifies as flytipping.  

However Julie has now informed us that Orton Waterville Parish Council has organised an additional, one-time-only, black bin kerbside collection for households with extra rubbish. This will take place on Saturday, June 13.  

In a statement sent to Petebrorough Matters, Julie said: “It is strictly for black bin household waste only and intended to help those households who have been finding it difficult to fit all their black bin household rubbish into their black bins during lockdown.  

“This service is for residents of Orton Waterville Parish only, all of whom will receive a leaflet through the door to let them know about it.  

"Just to confirm, Orton Waterville Parish is Orton Waterville, Orton Wistow, Orton Brimbles, Orton Southgate, Orton Northgate and SOME of the streets in Orton Goldhay.

"I hope people will use this service responsibly and hope it might solve this problem to some extent."

Orton Parish Council has asked residents to leave their black bins out on Friday night, June 12  for a collection on Saturday, June 13. They have laid the following rules regarding the one-off collection for residents to follow: 

  • Do not leave bulky items in the bin- Wait for the bulky waste collections to begin. 

  • Do not leave your grey food caddies out - they will not be emptied 

  • Do not put any hazardous items into the bin example batteries, oils or paint 

  • Do not leave anything else except the black bin on the kerbside 

  • Do ensure the lid of the bin is closed. Additional waste will not be collected