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Kilburn High Road to be cleaned twice a day in pilot scheme

PUBLISHED: 16:33 15 July 2014 | UPDATED: 10:28 17 July 2014

The scheme will be rolled out to other town centres in the borough soon

The scheme will be rolled out to other town centres in the borough soon

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Town hall bosses are set to pilot a new scheme aimed at cleaning up some of Brent's busiest high streets by introducing more frequent rubbish collections.

Rubbish will be collected twice a day on the Brent side of Kilburn High Road from August 4.

The other side of the street is controlled by Camden Council.

Residents and business owners will be required to put their waste out at specified times.

The new scheme, which will be delivered by Veolia the council’s cleaning contractors, is intended to be rolled out wider to a number of town centres in the near future.

The council claim that the changes are a direct response to feedback from residents concerned by the state of their area.

Businesses and residents affected will receive information in a letter and street signs will be put up to notify people of the changes and collection times.

A number of community engagement events are also planned throughout July.

Cllr Keith Perrin, lead member for environment, said: “We are a listening council and this initiative is in response to feedback from residents who have told us that people and businesses leaving their rubbish out overnight and throughout the day, are blighting our town centres.

“This solution will improve the appearance of our towns and centres making them a more attractive destination for shoppers and visitors.”

For more information visit www.brent.gov.uk.

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