How do you solve a problem like flying wheelie bins?

I AM sick and tired of the blasted Wheelie Bins. I have complied with the Councils instruction in placing the appropriate rubbish in the appropriate bin/bag. Household waste, garden rubbish, paper, card etc. I close the lids securely to avoid the i

I AM sick and tired of the blasted Wheelie Bins.

I have complied with the Councils instruction in placing the appropriate rubbish in the appropriate bin/bag. Household waste, garden rubbish, paper, card etc.

I close the lids securely to avoid the inside of the bins getting soaked. The bin men invariably leave the lid slung back. My efforts to keep the bin dry foiled. They will stink in no time and I am too old and too weary to try to wash the bins weekly.

Now we are experiencing strong winds, not the fault of the local Council. However, perhaps some thought could have been given to weather conditions when planning to switch the manner of rubbish collections.


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It is no joke being woken at 2.30 in the morning because of the number of bins hurtling along the road. Blue boxes coming to rest on vehicles parked either on front gardens or on the road.

Tell me if one of these receptacles damages a car or worse still the front of my house will the Council pay for any necessary repairs to my property.

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I had to leave my bed in the early hours of the morning to lay my bins on their sides. Unfortunately others did not and bins were noisily careering up and down the road.

I need my sleep. The winter has barely begun yet.

Patricia Featherstone, Gay Gardens

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