Volunteers trial community skips to help combat fly-tipping


Colshaw Estate Tenants and Residents Association (CETRA) has been awarded a grant of £600 to fund the hire of skips for residents of Colshaw Farm, to try to alleviate the serious issue of fly-tipping in the area.

CETRA is a community group that works and campaigns for the right of tenants within the Colshaw Estate. CETRA also provide tenants with information, advice and assistance to encourage a community spirit in the area and help eliminate of discrimination.

The hire of community skips is a trial by CETRA to see if fly tipping can be reduced. Colshaw residents will be able to use the skips – all placed within Riverside car parks and supervised by CETRA volunteers – to dispose of large items of household waste.

The trial will consist of two skips after Christmas and two skips at a later date. The Wilmslow Town Council grant will fund two of the skips, with Riverside funding the other two. If the scheme is successful, CETRA will fund a further two skips in the Spring.

Wilmslow Town Council Chair, Councillor Jon Newell, said, "The trial of community skips with the aim of reducing fly tipping is a great initiative. We commend CETRA volunteers for thinking of and overseeing the scheme and hope it is a great success."

Photo: Photographed: Ellie Jackson from CETRA with Wilmslow Town Council Chair, Councillor Jon Newell.



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Pete Wright
Thursday 16th November 2023 at 9:41 am
I've seen this type of scheme used successfully abroad for people who can't (or won't) transport old furniture items to a waste tip: a skip or small container turns up every few weeks which gets filled up the same day and removed with no charge to residents. I don't think this should have to be organised by volunteers but well done to them