Local resident Malcolm Camp has set up a Just Giving page to raise money for bins for vulnerable residents.
Malcolm, a member of the Pitsmoor Pickers group, says:
“Weʼre raising £250 to provide black bins for vulnerable households in Pitsmoor, Burngreave and Fir Vale. Litter problems are made worse by a lack of black bins.
“Providing black bins where there are none means that vulnerable households will be able to dispose of rubbish properly, saving the local environment from extensive soiling. Applying for new bins is difficult and expensive; £28 per bin to be exact. People who are vulnerable or have English as second language or who are poor cannot get a replacement bin.
“I know the city council and contractors should do this but they are not, so we need to.”
At the time of writing, the funding campaign has received £190, 76% of its £250 target.
After making a donation, G Burns comments on the Just Giving page:
“Absolutely fantastic idea Malcolm! Disgusted that the council and landlords aren’t acting on this and that the community are having to take it upon themselves.”
Donator Lucy adds:
“Great idea Malcolm, although what a total system fail that it’s necessary.”
If you want to support Malcom’s crowdfunding campaign and help him reach the £250 target, then you can make a donation on the Just Giving page.