Bin Not Emptied Vent

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  • emmajones1976
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    This happened to us last year and we had a similar experience with our local council "help" centre.  I just started putting rubbish into whatever bin I could find space - just make sure the correct stuff is at the top when they open it.
    "If" they open it, of course ;)
  • Norman_Castle
    Norman_Castle Posts: 11,871 Forumite
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    edited 16 November 2021 at 11:27AM
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    Try six weeks in a row of general waste bins being wilfully ignored. CCTV showing them walking up to or next to bins and choosing not to empty them. Missed collections reported online every time. Pointless, no late collection or change in behaviour. Complained to council who instructed managers to resolve, emptied a few times, now not emptied for two weeks and probably ongoing.  Managers should be financially penalised, this should encourage them to do some managing. The binmen and managers appear laughably unaccountable.
    I'm forced to pay for this service which pays their wages, why do I also need to manage them?

  • pjcox2005
    pjcox2005 Posts: 1,015 Forumite
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    Mistakes happen, you can understand how one bin may be missed thinking it's already been moved by another member of team for example as they do have to keep moving.

    I'd be disappointed in the response, our council do send someone out to sort a missed bin if it has been clearly put out.

    Saying that, just bag up the next few weeks, and either store in garage if you have one, or just drop it off at a tip or recycling "box" when you go shopping. Yes you shouldn't have to do it, but for most it shouldn't be a significant hardship sorting as a one off. Especially given paper so less likely to smell/rot etc.
  • IvanOpinion
    IvanOpinion Posts: 22,211 Forumite
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    This happened to us last year and we had a similar experience with our local council "help" centre.  I just started putting rubbish into whatever bin I could find space - just make sure the correct stuff is at the top when they open it.
    "If" they open it, of course ;)
    Unfortunately the lads around our way have a habit of looking in  he bins and then refusing to empty them if there is something there that should not be there.
    Past caring about first world problems.
  • TripleH
    TripleH Posts: 3,018 Forumite
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    Where we rented the bins were all at the back of the row of houses with access up an alley way by the refuse truck. Then some git put a skip out in the alley 3 houses from the beginning (only 1 way in and out) so as a result you had to carry your bin to the bottom of the road to get it emptied. I dumped a couple of waste bags in the skip as it arrived on bin day before the bin lorry.
    Where we are we're still waiting (nearly a month) for any bins despite registering and paying a fee for them the day we moved in.
    May you find your sister soon Helli.
    Sleep well.
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