Derry City Council and the Triax Neighbourhood Management Team joined forces this week to co-ordinate a bulky lift in the Bogside, Brandywell, Fountain and Bishop Street areas.
Speaking prior to the launch of the bulky lift yesterday morning Colm Barton, Development Worker with the Triax Neighbourhood Management Team said: “Each year we work with Derry City Council to ensure that residents have the opportunity to dispose of household items and rubbish in a responsible manner and this year is no different. “Summer is a notoriously difficult time for people to get rid of the extra rubbish that accumulates and we are delighted that Derry City Council, and James McIvor in particular, is working with us to address this problem.
“The last thing anyone wants to see is illegal dumping in our streets and lanes and this initiative removes any excuse for that behaviour.”
Mr Barton continued; “Whilst this initiative is taking place in the Triax area, with collections in the Bogside, Fountain, Brandywell and Bishop Street I would urge anyone with excess rubbish to avail of the excellent services provided by Derry City Council, either through the Civic Recycling sites or the ongoing bulky lift programme.”
Mr Barton concluded: “Yesterday saw collections in the Meenan Field, Back of the Wall and Lisfannon areas. Today will then see the Bogside completed and on Wednesday 22nd the Brandywell, Ardfoyle and the top of Bishop Street on the left hand side will be completed. Thursday and Friday will see the Abercorn, Foyle Road and Fountain areas completed. Everyone in the area will receive a leaflet and if anyone has queries please do not hesitate to contact myself on 02871 261916.”