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Council launches appeal to build community spirit

PUBLISHED: 09:58 05 January 2015 | UPDATED: 09:58 05 January 2015

Haringey is the first to use the law to prosecute those who dump rubbish internally in housing blocks.

Haringey is the first to use the law to prosecute those who dump rubbish internally in housing blocks.

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Appeal hopes to create smoother rubbish collection

The council is asking residents to help neighbours who may need assistance with various chores.

If your neighbour has difficulty when it comes to putting bins out for waste and recycling collections or bringing them back in again afterwards,

if they are at work all day - or are elderly and find that their bins are too heavy, it may be helpful to give them a hand.

Having good neighbours can make a big difference to the quality of people’s lives - and the Council is keen to build on the community spirit which is already evident across the borough.

If your neighbour is out all day why not offer to bring their bins in when you are bringing yours in? Not only would you be doing them a favour but you would be helping to keep your neighbourhood safer because bins left out all day can pin-point a property as having nobody at home, making it a possible target for burglars.

Likewise, if your elderly neighbour is struggling with the bins - perhaps you could offer to help them?

Alternatively, the Council is able to help less mobile residents by providing a free assisted collection. This is where bins can be left on your property in an agreed location and the crew will collect and return them for you.

Residents can apply for an assisted collection online- or alternatively email worksdirect@bexley.gov.uk or telephone the Council on 020 8303 7777 and ask to speak to the Waste and Recycling team.

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