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Residents of Wyre: Replace Bottle Crates with Standard Wheelie Bin

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This petition is for residents in the Wyre area only. Cleveleys, Fleetwood, Garstang, Poulton-Le-Fylde and Thornton.

We are petitioning to swap our Green recycling crates with the traditional Bins that are accessible to our neighbours living under Blackpool Council. After consulting with local residents, here is a non-exhaustive list of concerns we came across:

- Rats easily feed from the crates.

- Certain members of the elderly community struggle with lifting the crates, especially when there is more than one. This also extends to other locals who suffer with back pains or disability.

- Locals living in Flats/Apartments find that the crates often go missing and then have to wait for replacements.

- Environmentally Friendly: When people have filled their crates, they are using carrier bags in replacement, defeating the environmental benefits of recycling.

- The Green Waste bins are also used as an alternative for when the crates have filled too quick. We're then left with limited use of our Green bins.

- Windy nights!! Enough said.

- Smashed glass on the floor is stood on by children and pets.

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