"It's madness! People will be dumping stuff everywhere": Your reaction to the council's decision to leave the tips shut
Lancashire County Council’s household waste recycling centres will not be reopening during the current lockdown.
The authority made the announcement after the government suggested that local authorities should attempt to keep their tips operating if social distancing measures could be implemented.
But with more people stuck at home with more time on their hands, the decision has not gone down well. Here's a selection of views from our social media channels:
Well they best not moan when everywhere is fly tipped then
We closed our recycling centres in line with government advice ... we won't reopen them again despite the government last week suggesting we should attempt to keep tips operating. Sounds logical.
Ridiculous! Everyone can adhere to the social distancing rule and cost way more to clean up after fly tippers especially at a time when everyone is stolidly in and doing more diy projects and having massive spring cleans etc!
Does he not realise people use the tip to get rid of things you wouldn't usually put in your regular bin.
Regular bin is likely to fill quicker with everyone being at home.
And surely some simple measures could be put in place to guarantee social distancing.
Why have staff been relocated, they haven't increased bin collections so why do they need more staff?
It is essential when my bin is full within the week never mind waiting every two weeks for it to be emptied there is 6 of us in my house and with us being home more now the rubbish is mounting!
Tips to remain closed not only will be infested with covid-19 we'll be infested with rats through fly tipping
So B&Q is reopening today, encouraging people to do DIY & gardening, but the Tip stays shut. That makes no sense at all....get them open and manage the queue like supermarkets are doing.
Kirsten Harris Why can’t the council just open and do appointment slots !All anyone is doing is cleaning garages, gardens and your not collecting green waste and people moan if you burn anything !
What’s the difference in going to the tip or going to Sainsburys??
We’re a family of 7 and have 2 grey bins that are constantly full. Now no cardboard bag emptied and have to put it in the blue bin. Where would you like me to put the bottles. It’s a joke.
If the tips are closed and the wonderful bin men are only coming every other week why are we still paying full council tax? Another thought whilst the roads are a lot quieter why aren’t the highways sorting out all the potholes and generally making the highways better?
Yet keep construction sites open and reopening builders merchants and suppliers beggars belief
Wigan council reopened all tips last week due to a huge increase in fly tipping!
Fly tipping at the end of our Lane every day
Why? What do you really touch at the tip apart from your own things your putting in there... Wear gloves and dispose of them after your last load has gone into the tip.