What a load of rubbish

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SIX skips were filled within 15 minutes in Barton yesterday as residents took advantage of a new scheme to tidy up the neighbourhood.

Oxford City Council brought the skips along between 2pm and 4pm as part of its Cleaner, Greener campaign.

Dave Leggett, 72, of Barton Village Road, said: “It’s a brilliant idea. We could do with it more often really. Barton is looking a bit tidier already.

“The problem is people just can’t be bothered to go to the dump so they dump it anywhere they can find.”

Two of the free skips were placed in Fettiplace Road near Brome Place and Atkinson Close, and others were placed in Barton Village Road, Burchester Avenue, Bernwood Road, and Bassett Road.

Among the items binned were bicycle tyres, flower pots and broken furniture.

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10:01am Tue 11 Sep 12

Dilligaf2010 says...

So our council tax is being used to encourage the residents of Barton to make even less of an effort to get to the dump, great.
So our council tax is being used to encourage the residents of Barton to make even less of an effort to get to the dump, great. Dilligaf2010
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10:09am Tue 11 Sep 12

bart-on simpson says...

Is this landfill (and a further cost for taxpayers to bear) or recyclable material?
Is this landfill (and a further cost for taxpayers to bear) or recyclable material? bart-on simpson
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10:10am Tue 11 Sep 12

bart-on simpson says...

Why no skip on Claymond Road?
Why no skip on Claymond Road? bart-on simpson
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10:49am Tue 11 Sep 12

Balders36 says...

bart-on simpson wrote:
Why no skip on Claymond Road?
Because Claymond Road is a skip
[quote][p][bold]bart-on simpson[/bold] wrote: Why no skip on Claymond Road?[/p][/quote]Because Claymond Road is a skip Balders36
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7:25pm Tue 11 Sep 12

Myron Blatz says...

If people don't have a car, or can't take all their rubbish onto a couple of buses to Redbridge (you know, with their toddlers, or using their wheelchairs) then bringing communal skips to local areas seems to be a brilliant idea from Cowley Marsh's management. Next step? Weekly rubbish collections, where the bin people will take what you leave for them like they used to before Cllr Tanner and his 'leaner-greener' mob took control !
If people don't have a car, or can't take all their rubbish onto a couple of buses to Redbridge (you know, with their toddlers, or using their wheelchairs) then bringing communal skips to local areas seems to be a brilliant idea from Cowley Marsh's management. Next step? Weekly rubbish collections, where the bin people will take what you leave for them like they used to before Cllr Tanner and his 'leaner-greener' mob took control ! Myron Blatz
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