Someone please - give us the answer!

How I wish that someone could put to rest this wheelie bin problem for once and all. I don t want them, that s just my preference, and the only people that seem to want them are those with side entrances whose gardens will not be ruined by the look and

How I wish that someone could put to rest this wheelie bin problem for once and all.

I don't want them, that's just my preference, and the only people that seem to want them are those with side entrances whose gardens will not be ruined by the look and smell of these things and those who currently keep their rubbish in their front gardens like a mini Frizlands tip.

But week after week there seem to be letters and letters in answer to letters concerning these bins.

Do we all have to have them? Has the council gone back on their word that you can use black bags if you prefer?

Have people had their bins taken away at their request? Did the majority of the pilot scheme want them, or were only a small number asked and a majority of THEM wanted the bins?

If this is the case then it was not a majority of people who wanted them. Who will be responsible for these bins? Will we need insurance?

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If they are stolen or lost do we have to pay for a replacement, and if we do have to pay do we have the right to say we don't want a replacement?

Will the dustmen put them back in the place they came from?

If they leave them on the street who is responsible if they are blown into a person or car and cause damage?

All I know is there is total confusion about these bins.

I also know that since they have changed the refuse collections to suit the bins, they never come at the same time 2 weeks running.

My elderly mother used to be able to put her rubbish out on the morning of the collection, as her rubbish was not collected until after 11am.

Now, since the change they have been picked up any time between 6am and 12pm. She has missed the collection a few times as she is just not up at 6am, dressed and ready to put out rubbish.

There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the collection times.

My mother has a lawned front garden with a shared path, there is no place to put the bins when they come other than on the grass or on the flower borders.

As with my garden these bins cannot be left on the boundary of our property, they would block the gate and in my case the driveway.

Who will move these when its wet and muddy? Who will put them back?

We need some consistency here, not only with collection times but with information given.

Someone must know the facts, at the moment it seems anything that is said in a letter in the Post is contradicted the next week.

These bins are being delivered this month, yet no one seems to know the rules. Has anyone seen this army of people who are supposed to be visiting every home in the borough to go through everything with us?

It's being left a little late. No one should be forced to have these eyesores, its bad enough that many front gardens are left to grow wild due to idleness and the council do nothing about it although the tenancy agreement states that gardens must be kept cultivated and tidy.

Now the rest of us will have to live in rubbish tips too.

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