Wheelie Bin advice sought

Dear All 

After 30 years of blissful sack collection for the waste, we have now been ordered to have Wheelie Bins. 

The general waste bin came today. 240 litres. They do not allow smaller ones. Very annoying, as I am single and only generate less than 13 litres per week. 

I am not the youngest any more. I am also not situated near a kerb: I am in fact situated behind a big Council Green Area. In any case, I shall have to drag bins across this big area! (The separate Garage block is too far away for me.) 

I do believe, I may be able to have a side gate fitted. There is just room to do it. But you know how time consuming it is, to get a quote. They don't reply etc. And this is not the largest job. (Install gate for me, level bit of my patio to front, make good the front fence for the connecting neighbour next door.) 

So in the meantime, hopefully temporarily, I have managed to get the Wheelie bin into my enclosed Porch, so it is not on display. 

So here is the question, if anybody has any good ideas: Is there any cost effective way to enable me to get the Wheelie Bin more easily over my UVPC door threshold? (And so as not to damage it.) Tarmac path is in front and then the famous Grass Area. 


Here is a photo crop:   Thanks everybody! (I do apologise, if this seems rather a trivial question.) 




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  • kimwp
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    If you don't generate much, would it be easier to agree with your neighbours to put your rubbish in their bins when they put them out?
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  • born_again
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    Best idea is to leave bin outside.
    We have had ours for many years & no way would I want any of the 3 bins inside.
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  • cymruchris
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    Have you checked your local council policy in detail? Our local one takes the general waste bin OR one black bag - as much as they might be giving everyone bins, there might be devil in the detail to say that you have an alternative option. It's worth checking as you might not have to use this new fangled bin thing.
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  • Section62
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    kimwp said:
    If you don't generate much, would it be easier to agree with your neighbours to put your rubbish in their bins when they put them out?
    You have to be careful with this.  There are some legal grey areas involved in putting your household waste in someone else's bin - even if they give consent.

    From the neighbour's POV it is also a risk as they will be liable for anything put in the bin which shouldn't be there.
  • Annemos
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    Thanks everyone.


    I do not want the bins out in front on my patio. They are a gift for thieves. And we had awful arsonist attacks in 2017 in our road. Wheelie bins can be set alight and after that experience, I cannot live with them being outside on display. 


    The neighbour has said, she does not mind me putting the actual recycling in her bin, as hers is only ever half full. There is also a remark on the Council website that the Council allows you to put extra recycling in a clear bag next to the bin if yours is full. When I suggested I might try that, she said she would prefer my recycling to actually be in her bin, rather than at the side of it.


    I would not put the actual household waste in her own household waste bin.  


    I do have a medical condition (pacemaker and one other), but we have to have a doctors certificate to apply for that Council Assistance. I do not think the doctor would provide me with one.


    All would be do-able if I can just get a side gate fitted. So they can go inside the garden. If only the companies would reply to me! 


    The Council is adamant on this new system. Total standardisation of service now! NO deviations. I have logged a case. That is being ignored, too, as it has simply been redirected to the Waste Company (Veolia). 


  • FreeBear
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    Annemos said: The Council is adamant on this new system. Total standardisation of service now! NO deviations. I have logged a case. That is being ignored, too, as it has simply been redirected to the Waste Company (Veolia).
    Having memories of putting waste out in bags, I for one don't miss it. Bags get split, attract vermin, and the rubbish gets spread around. The old round bins that used to get manually tipped in the back of the truck did the dustmen no favours at all (many of them suffering from severe back problems). Whilst wheelie bins do have issues of their own, the advantages are much greater.
    The smallest wheelie bin you can get is 80l (120l & 140l also available), but one that small may not fit the lifting arm on the back of the truck. And if you did buy your own, the council (Veolia) may not empty it.

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    Section62 said:
    kimwp said:
    If you don't generate much, would it be easier to agree with your neighbours to put your rubbish in their bins when they put them out?
    You have to be careful with this.  There are some legal grey areas involved in putting your household waste in someone else's bin - even if they give consent.

    From the neighbour's POV it is also a risk as they will be liable for anything put in the bin which shouldn't be there.
    Whilst i do not disagree with you my neighbour always puts her stuff in our bin ,one week recycling next week general rubbish ,we even share the garden waste wheelie bin that we have to pay for so only need one and share the cost ,mind we have been next door to each other for 32 years, anything that cannot go in the recycling bin goes to the council recycling centre in my car. 
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  • Annemos
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    Thanks Ganga. 

    I don't have a car. Or that would have been an option, I suppose. 
  • 35har1old
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    edited 25 January at 8:23PM
    Annemos said:
    Dear All 

    After 30 years of blissful sack collection for the waste, we have now been ordered to have Wheelie Bins. 

    The general waste bin came today. 240 litres. They do not allow smaller ones. Very annoying, as I am single and only generate less than 13 litres per week. 

    I am not the youngest any more. I am also not situated near a kerb: I am in fact situated behind a big Council Green Area. In any case, I shall have to drag bins across this big area! (The separate Garage block is too far away for me.) 

    I do believe, I may be able to have a side gate fitted. There is just room to do it. But you know how time consuming it is, to get a quote. They don't reply etc. And this is not the largest job. (Install gate for me, level bit of my patio to front, make good the front fence for the connecting neighbour next door.) 

    So in the meantime, hopefully temporarily, I have managed to get the Wheelie bin into my enclosed Porch, so it is not on display. 

    So here is the question, if anybody has any good ideas: Is there any cost effective way to enable me to get the Wheelie Bin more easily over my UVPC door threshold? (And so as not to damage it.) Tarmac path is in front and then the famous Grass Area. 


    Here is a photo crop:   Thanks everybody! (I do apologise, if this seems rather a trivial question.) 




    Of course you are likely to have two further  bins 1 for recycled items  and the second for green waste (food waste small amounts of shredded paper etc) plus a glass box but smaller bins should be available 
    The bins are likely to be emptied every 2 weeks on alternating  weeks
    If you where in my area going to the local recycling center requires a appointment and you have to list what your are dumping
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