Time to get answers

I SEE in the national press that some folk are losing their wheelie bins. The report says that in several areas, unscrupulous crooks are stealing household s wheelie bins from outside their property. While one would not encourage a criminal act, the fac

I SEE in the national press that some folk are losing their wheelie bins. The report says that in several areas, "unscrupulous" crooks are stealing household's wheelie bins from outside their property.

While one would not encourage a criminal act, the fact that the bins are unofficially moved and no longer available for use raises many of the reasons that people object to having these bins at all.

1. Who owns the bin?

2. Who will replace the bin if it goes missing?


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3. Who will pay for replacement bins?

4. How will rubbish be collected if bins are not available?

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5. Will the council guarantee to completely cover these eventualities?

You will remember from recent correspondence that many people did not ask for these monstrosities, do not want them and consider them an infringement of the rights of the individual and a trespass on private land.

We are still waiting for confirmation from LBBD that there is council insurance cover for these bins, with regards to damage to individuals or property caused by the bins and the misplacing of them after collection.

Many times it has been noted that the refuse operatives do not place the bins back in the right place, and this causes worry and concern for if an accident should happen.

Who will pay compensation? Please will the council make it clear where residents stand in relation to this.

I also seem to remember that the council is not micro-chipping the bins, so if moved or stolen there is no way of the council retrieving them.

More expense for the resident, I suppose.

I notice from the POST (Oct 7) that the misplacing of the blue boxes is becoming a problem, and although this part of the scheme may prove acceptable to some, surely the operatives can put the boxes back in the correct place.

This writer also comments on the extra time it takes for the operatives to do their job. This has been mentioned previously and several residents have watched and noted the way the operatives work and the increase in time spent (more cost??).

If you have been unhappy about anything to do with these rotten bins, please write to your councillors and MP so that the matter will be settled and we can get back to the way things used to be.

Thank you for your continued support.

Martyn J Fisher

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