Tenants of Habinteg’s largest scheme, Hemlington in Middlesbrough, have received new wheelie bins thanks to local Habinteg staff and Middlesbrough council.
Black bags of rubbish left out for the weekly collection were attracting rats and other vermin. Now all 213 homes on the scheme can place their bin bags in wheelie bins instead of leaving them on the street.
Tenants complained about the vermin to the scheme’s Neighbourhood Co-ordinator, Louise Archer. Louise, and Neighbourhood Manager Andrea Morris, spoke with Middlesbrough Council about the scheme’s need.
Happy tenants, happy Habinteg
Andrew Brown of Cresswell Close, Hemlington (pictured) has been a tenant for 41 years. He said: “I’ve personally witnessed groups of magpies ripping apart black sacks of rubbish in the early hours of the morning, leaving waste food scattered around the estate. Having the new wheelie bins keeps the contents safe from predators and hopefully the estate cleaner for the residents and staff.”
The scheme’s Neighbourhood Co-ordinator, Louise said:
“We’d been liaising with Middlesbrough Council for some time to get the bins. Then the pandemic hit and Covid-19 restrictions, along with staff shortages at the council, meant the delivery of the bins was delayed. We’re delighted that the wheelie bins are finally here.”
Tenant Led Improvement Budget
Hemlington tenants have used their Tenant Led Improvement Budget to buy stickers to personalise their wheelie bins, and padlocks and chains to keep them safe.
Would you like to see some improvements on your scheme? Read about how your Tenant Led Improvement Budget could help and contact your Neighbourhood Manager to discuss your ideas.