Litter Collection

Blackburn with Darwen Council provides funding to the Parish Council towards the collection of litter along the roadside throughout North Turton. This work is undertaken by the Parish Lengthsman, appointed by the Parish Council.

The following roads are litter-picked twice a month:

Bury Road, Bolton Road, Blackburn Road, Broadhead Road (as far as the Toby), Crowthorn Lane, Green Arms Road (up to the A666), Moorside Road, Belmont Road (from the layby opposite the road to Tockholes down to Scout Road), Egerton Road, Longworth Lane, Rivington Road (to the Blue Lagoon), A666 to Stonesbank Road and Stonesbank Road (up to Egerton Road),

On average, over 20 bags of litter are picked up each week, as well as fly tipping being cleared most weeks.
This entails at least four journeys per week to Blackburn’s waste disposal centre.

Fly tipping in Belmont, November 2017

Some of the waste removed from the roadside in January 2018

In addition, 25 dog bins are emptied each week, with those at Entwistle being emptied three times per week since United Utilities removed their four bins from around the reservoir.