Trial planned to crack bin problem in North Lynn

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New bins and collection patterns could be introduced in a bid to stop rubbish piling up in a North Lynn community.

West Norfolk Council officials are planning to trial the use of larger, 240 litre black bins and fortnightly collections in the Loke Road area in response to the concerns of local people.

The council says the issue has been a long-standing one in the area, because most homes only have small back yards and narrow alleyways, which make access for bin collection staff difficult.

The problem has also been discussed at recent meetings of the area’s safer neighbourhood panel.

And Brian Long, the council’s cabinet member for environment, said officers already spend a lot of time monitoring the area because it can be “a bit of a communal dumping ground”.

He added: “We believe there is a desire locally to try to do things differently.

“If all goes to plan, we hope to launch a pilot scheme in the area, to test whether a fortnightly collection will improve the situation, without causing additional issues surrounding access through the alleyways at the rear of property or holdups on the public highway.”

It is expected that the trial could start in March and run for up to six months. Current weekly food waste collection, as well as runs to pick up bagged recycling would not be affected by any change.