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Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Apricot, May 27, 2016.

  1. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    It may depend on the team that serve you, perhaps.

    I found, after the changeover, that it became difficult to tell if they had been collected, as they were replaced almost exactly as we out them out.

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  2. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    I was at sons house in Worcester last year( where they have to pay for the garden rubbish collections). All the household rubbish bins down the road were placed outside , but inside the gates of the properties . I was surprised when their bin men pulled them down the steps from the properties and then back up the steps to inside the gardens.

    And all done at a fantastic speed!

    Here on Wildwood it depends which crew are on that week. Some place all 5 bins back where they were put out up the top (and down the side ) of the shared driveway. Some leave them on the pavement blocking the entrance to all 5 properties.
     
  3. Tumble weed

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    Tbh the bin men these days seem to do the absolute bare minimum.

    There's been a bin lid lying on the ground next to the communal bin area for weeks, now I can only assume the bin got damaged on collection anyway, so why must they require you to put the bin lid in their bin before they collect it.... Surely any sensible non jobsworth would have thrown it in the collection lorry.
     
  4. ATJ

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    If the bin men are managed like anything else these days they won't have the scope to make decisions. They'll be tracked on the rounds, their stops will be timed, they'll have quotas to meet and any anomalies like broken bins will have to be noted and dealt with separately instead of in the moment because of said quotas.
    It's a job I wouldn't like and I'm grateful there are people out there doing it. I've had no problems since the service switched and I think the recycling in our area is easy and convenient - especially compared to areas with a zillion different recycling bins each.
     
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  5. kyoto49

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    Where my sister lives in London they still have black bags for their rubbish. Rats and foxes adore this bounty and the rodent chewed split bags then spew their contents all over the road when the bin men throw then in to their truck. It really is quite disgusting having various rotting food left overs all over the pavements. On this one issue our council is doing quite well in comparison! Backward on most other things mind!
     
  6. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Our bin arrangements are really rather good, taken in a national context.

    When my aunt lived in London, not only was she subject to the bag situation, but she had to buy her own bags for them to throw away every week.

    Single use!
     
  7. ATJ

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    It's one of the things I find strangest whenever I visit Covent Garden, that the stores and bars just leave bags of rubbish in the middle of the footpath for collection. This is a tourist area in a major city where people walk day and night and they can't have communal street bins instead of covering the paths with shit?

    Locally, Oldbury only switched to wheelie bins in the last few years.
     
  8. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    I though Oldbury still had open sewers.
     
  9. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I suspect that the issue there is that they are charged individually for their waste and thus it needs to be identifiably theirs.

    There is probably a perceived danger that a communal system, like most communal things here, would be abused.
     
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    This this and this. Every time I go to London I see piles of rubbish in bin liners on almost every street. It's disgusting and as soon as a pile starts every one adds to it. I just don't understand how this is seen as a sensible rubbish situation. Filth everywhere :(
     
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    South Staffs gets slightly complicated, this is a much simplified version of who does what. Some is two stage, batteries & WEEE are put in plastic bags on top of the grey (non-recyclable waste) bins, collected and passed on to Sims or Silver Lining as appropriate. In fact I suspect that it is all collected by Biffa and passed on to the appropriate company as listed

    Green waste Simpro Ltd

    Textiles (banks) JMP Wilcox Company Ltd

    Books (banks) JMP Wilcox Company Ltd

    Recycling (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited

    Rejected material (kerbside) Biffa G S Environmental Limited

    WEEE (kerbside) Sims Group UK Ltd

    Batteries (kerbside) Silver Lining Industries Ltd (T/A WasteCare)

    Street sweepings Sita Wastecare Ltd

    Litter Veolia ES Staffordshire Limited

    Domestic waste Veolia ES Staffordshire Limited

    Clinical SRCL Ltd

    Scrap metal Hodsons Bloxwich Ltd

    Dead animals Rick Strain and Sons Ltd

    Fly tipping Biffa Waste Services Ltd

    Fly tipping Veolia ES Staffordshire Limited

    Tyres (fly tipping) D M E Tyres Ltd
     
  12. Trying 2 help

    Trying 2 help A few posts under my belt

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    Wow, racist as well!
     
  13. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    No.

    But you appear to be an ignorant fuckwit.
     
  14. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Zzz Zzz....
     
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    Expect bin collection issues this week, just watched one being towed (presumably broken down)

    Can’t imagine reserve lorries is something they have, that would be far too sensible
     
  16. Tumble weed

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    Anyone know why there's been no bin collection today ?
     
  17. Gramaisc

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    Are you normally a Friday? If so, then you might be tomorrow..?

    I'm normally a Thursday and it went today - because of the Bank Holiday - the calendar did show that to be the intention.
     
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  19. Gramaisc

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    Almost my entire street put them out on Wednesday night - I left mine in, but somebody put that out for me...

    I keep the calendar under the hall lightswitch.
     
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  20. Tumble weed

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    Argh, that's right, that link says it's been moved to tomorrow, thanks :)
     
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