Bin suggestion spells disaster

First published in Letters

THE idea of fortnightly collections of the black bins just can’t be allowed. It is a disgrace that such an idea is even being suggested.

It has already been trialled, and failed in Rochdale, where the leader of the council reversed the decision after a couple of weeks.

What exactly are we paying council tax for? Overflowing bins and an increase in rats is not my cup of tea especially with two young children.

I have already been let down by Labour councillors on certain issues, don’t let us down with this.

BOB BAILEY

Bewsey

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11:05am Thu 7 Feb 13

mr_BLUNT says...

idiot does not understand that there will be weekly blue bin collections as most of Warrington's waste is recyclable
idiot does not understand that there will be weekly blue bin collections as most of Warrington's waste is recyclable mr_BLUNT
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10:08pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Cheap Mower says...

mr_BLUNT wrote:
idiot does not understand that there will be weekly blue bin collections as most of Warrington's waste is recyclable
Seeing as my bin will be full of two week old dirty nappies what am I supposed to do with my other waste? . . .
[quote][p][bold]mr_BLUNT[/bold] wrote: idiot does not understand that there will be weekly blue bin collections as most of Warrington's waste is recyclable[/p][/quote]Seeing as my bin will be full of two week old dirty nappies what am I supposed to do with my other waste? . . . Cheap Mower
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2:23am Fri 8 Feb 13

SAC_in_Warrington says...

Are there any ideas on how to get the decision reversed?
Are there any ideas on how to get the decision reversed? SAC_in_Warrington
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11:58am Fri 8 Feb 13

Nick Tessla says...

It may have been put in place for two weeks in Rochdale, hardly a reasonable amount of time for a trial - it does not mean it "failed" - decisions are not always taken for rational reasons. It has worked in other areas.


The usual whinge about what we are paying our council tax for. Considering the amount of people who cannot be bothered putting out their blue bins it would appear that I am paying my council tax to subsidise them causing the council to pay additional landfill expenses because many people are too idle and/or too stupid to recycle.
It may have been put in place for two weeks in Rochdale, hardly a reasonable amount of time for a trial - it does not mean it "failed" - decisions are not always taken for rational reasons. It has worked in other areas. The usual whinge about what we are paying our council tax for. Considering the amount of people who cannot be bothered putting out their blue bins it would appear that I am paying my council tax to subsidise them causing the council to pay additional landfill expenses because many people are too idle and/or too stupid to recycle. Nick Tessla
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1:25pm Fri 8 Feb 13

MikeJT says...

Nick Tessla wrote:
It may have been put in place for two weeks in Rochdale, hardly a reasonable amount of time for a trial - it does not mean it "failed" - decisions are not always taken for rational reasons. It has worked in other areas.


The usual whinge about what we are paying our council tax for. Considering the amount of people who cannot be bothered putting out their blue bins it would appear that I am paying my council tax to subsidise them causing the council to pay additional landfill expenses because many people are too idle and/or too stupid to recycle.
In relation to the last sentence......wasnt the whole arguement over Arpley due to the fact that Warrington send nothing to landfill (we get others). Personally, I have no problem with a fortnightly collection. I just hope they do it sensibly (blue one week, black the next).
CM......you could always try Terry nappy....so much better for the environment. :)
[quote][p][bold]Nick Tessla[/bold] wrote: It may have been put in place for two weeks in Rochdale, hardly a reasonable amount of time for a trial - it does not mean it "failed" - decisions are not always taken for rational reasons. It has worked in other areas. The usual whinge about what we are paying our council tax for. Considering the amount of people who cannot be bothered putting out their blue bins it would appear that I am paying my council tax to subsidise them causing the council to pay additional landfill expenses because many people are too idle and/or too stupid to recycle.[/p][/quote]In relation to the last sentence......wasnt the whole arguement over Arpley due to the fact that Warrington send nothing to landfill (we get others). Personally, I have no problem with a fortnightly collection. I just hope they do it sensibly (blue one week, black the next). CM......you could always try Terry nappy....so much better for the environment. :) MikeJT
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11:27pm Sun 10 Feb 13

kenomeat says...

Nick Tessla wrote:
It may have been put in place for two weeks in Rochdale, hardly a reasonable amount of time for a trial - it does not mean it "failed" - decisions are not always taken for rational reasons. It has worked in other areas.


The usual whinge about what we are paying our council tax for. Considering the amount of people who cannot be bothered putting out their blue bins it would appear that I am paying my council tax to subsidise them causing the council to pay additional landfill expenses because many people are too idle and/or too stupid to recycle.
Most recycled waste sent to recycling companies is deemed unfit for use in manufacture and is sent to landfill. Also, the EU directive compels a percentage of waste to be allotted for recycling at the point of collection (hence all the different bins). The directive doesn't require the measurement of how much ends up in landfill. So we have the ludicrous situation where waste is segregated by the householders but then ends up in landfill anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Nick Tessla[/bold] wrote: It may have been put in place for two weeks in Rochdale, hardly a reasonable amount of time for a trial - it does not mean it "failed" - decisions are not always taken for rational reasons. It has worked in other areas. The usual whinge about what we are paying our council tax for. Considering the amount of people who cannot be bothered putting out their blue bins it would appear that I am paying my council tax to subsidise them causing the council to pay additional landfill expenses because many people are too idle and/or too stupid to recycle.[/p][/quote]Most recycled waste sent to recycling companies is deemed unfit for use in manufacture and is sent to landfill. Also, the EU directive compels a percentage of waste to be allotted for recycling at the point of collection (hence all the different bins). The directive doesn't require the measurement of how much ends up in landfill. So we have the ludicrous situation where waste is segregated by the householders but then ends up in landfill anyway. kenomeat
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5:37pm Mon 11 Feb 13

gazhopley says...

so what happens if i dont have a blue bin, i have no room for a blue bin, what then leave bags full of recycling in my kitchen until they can be collected, not very health and safety, any decision should be able to be carried out by everyone in warrington and in this case there are quite a few properties that do not have enough room for all 3 bins
so what happens if i dont have a blue bin, i have no room for a blue bin, what then leave bags full of recycling in my kitchen until they can be collected, not very health and safety, any decision should be able to be carried out by everyone in warrington and in this case there are quite a few properties that do not have enough room for all 3 bins gazhopley
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5:57pm Mon 11 Feb 13

SAC_in_Warrington says...

gazhopley wrote:
so what happens if i dont have a blue bin, i have no room for a blue bin, what then leave bags full of recycling in my kitchen until they can be collected, not very health and safety, any decision should be able to be carried out by everyone in warrington and in this case there are quite a few properties that do not have enough room for all 3 bins
All you need do is to attend one of the advertised road-shows, that is if there is one available and be indoctrinated in to how to use your bins according to the dictators at Warrington Borough Council, or their contractors.

Or you may prefer to turn up and protest in some way, you might want to leave all your household waste at the desk in the road-show - I wonder what their reaction would be. However this may not be one of my best ideas because I suspect they will find some legislation to be able to prosecute you, no doubt.
[quote][p][bold]gazhopley[/bold] wrote: so what happens if i dont have a blue bin, i have no room for a blue bin, what then leave bags full of recycling in my kitchen until they can be collected, not very health and safety, any decision should be able to be carried out by everyone in warrington and in this case there are quite a few properties that do not have enough room for all 3 bins[/p][/quote]All you need do is to attend one of the advertised road-shows, that is if there is one available and be indoctrinated in to how to use your bins according to the dictators at Warrington Borough Council, or their contractors. Or you may prefer to turn up and protest in some way, you might want to leave all your household waste at the desk in the road-show - I wonder what their reaction would be. However this may not be one of my best ideas because I suspect they will find some legislation to be able to prosecute you, no doubt. SAC_in_Warrington
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6:38pm Mon 11 Feb 13

gazhopley says...

SAC_in_Warrington wrote:
gazhopley wrote:
so what happens if i dont have a blue bin, i have no room for a blue bin, what then leave bags full of recycling in my kitchen until they can be collected, not very health and safety, any decision should be able to be carried out by everyone in warrington and in this case there are quite a few properties that do not have enough room for all 3 bins
All you need do is to attend one of the advertised road-shows, that is if there is one available and be indoctrinated in to how to use your bins according to the dictators at Warrington Borough Council, or their contractors.

Or you may prefer to turn up and protest in some way, you might want to leave all your household waste at the desk in the road-show - I wonder what their reaction would be. However this may not be one of my best ideas because I suspect they will find some legislation to be able to prosecute you, no doubt.
it doesn't matter what road show I attend they are not going to put an extension on to accommodate the extra bins I need. I have one bin it is black and I have no room for any others, so come on council explain how this works for the benefit of all residents.
[quote][p][bold]SAC_in_Warrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gazhopley[/bold] wrote: so what happens if i dont have a blue bin, i have no room for a blue bin, what then leave bags full of recycling in my kitchen until they can be collected, not very health and safety, any decision should be able to be carried out by everyone in warrington and in this case there are quite a few properties that do not have enough room for all 3 bins[/p][/quote]All you need do is to attend one of the advertised road-shows, that is if there is one available and be indoctrinated in to how to use your bins according to the dictators at Warrington Borough Council, or their contractors. Or you may prefer to turn up and protest in some way, you might want to leave all your household waste at the desk in the road-show - I wonder what their reaction would be. However this may not be one of my best ideas because I suspect they will find some legislation to be able to prosecute you, no doubt.[/p][/quote]it doesn't matter what road show I attend they are not going to put an extension on to accommodate the extra bins I need. I have one bin it is black and I have no room for any others, so come on council explain how this works for the benefit of all residents. gazhopley
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6:52pm Mon 11 Feb 13

SAC_in_Warrington says...

gazhopley wrote:
SAC_in_Warrington wrote:
gazhopley wrote:
so what happens if i dont have a blue bin, i have no room for a blue bin, what then leave bags full of recycling in my kitchen until they can be collected, not very health and safety, any decision should be able to be carried out by everyone in warrington and in this case there are quite a few properties that do not have enough room for all 3 bins
All you need do is to attend one of the advertised road-shows, that is if there is one available and be indoctrinated in to how to use your bins according to the dictators at Warrington Borough Council, or their contractors.

Or you may prefer to turn up and protest in some way, you might want to leave all your household waste at the desk in the road-show - I wonder what their reaction would be. However this may not be one of my best ideas because I suspect they will find some legislation to be able to prosecute you, no doubt.
it doesn't matter what road show I attend they are not going to put an extension on to accommodate the extra bins I need. I have one bin it is black and I have no room for any others, so come on council explain how this works for the benefit of all residents.
Exactly, and the councillors are more likely to suspend your service all together if you, don't comply. However sometimes Councillors do read these comments so one might or might not respond to your comment, however it may be far too controversial for that. Lets wait and see if some or one of then has the decency to respond to your very reasonable and timely comment, but don't hold your breath waiting. Good luck in your endeavours and also to others who will undoubtedly be similarly affected.
[quote][p][bold]gazhopley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAC_in_Warrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gazhopley[/bold] wrote: so what happens if i dont have a blue bin, i have no room for a blue bin, what then leave bags full of recycling in my kitchen until they can be collected, not very health and safety, any decision should be able to be carried out by everyone in warrington and in this case there are quite a few properties that do not have enough room for all 3 bins[/p][/quote]All you need do is to attend one of the advertised road-shows, that is if there is one available and be indoctrinated in to how to use your bins according to the dictators at Warrington Borough Council, or their contractors. Or you may prefer to turn up and protest in some way, you might want to leave all your household waste at the desk in the road-show - I wonder what their reaction would be. However this may not be one of my best ideas because I suspect they will find some legislation to be able to prosecute you, no doubt.[/p][/quote]it doesn't matter what road show I attend they are not going to put an extension on to accommodate the extra bins I need. I have one bin it is black and I have no room for any others, so come on council explain how this works for the benefit of all residents.[/p][/quote]Exactly, and the councillors are more likely to suspend your service all together if you, don't comply. However sometimes Councillors do read these comments so one might or might not respond to your comment, however it may be far too controversial for that. Lets wait and see if some or one of then has the decency to respond to your very reasonable and timely comment, but don't hold your breath waiting. Good luck in your endeavours and also to others who will undoubtedly be similarly affected. SAC_in_Warrington
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