Rubbish piles up outside residents’ homes after long-running dispute with Dorset Waste Partnership

Resident Pat Pike pictured by the rubbish

Resident Pat Pike pictured by the rubbish

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A LONG-running dispute over rubbish left tenants with a mountain of waste outside their homes.

Residents of Bramble Court in West Moors did not have their rubbish collected for weeks, with the result that dozens of bags full of rubbish were stacked up in their car park.

The rubbish was eventually cleared by bin men two days after the Echo visited.

But Dorset Waste Partnership says there are long-standing issues with the bins at Bramble Court that need to be resolved. They claim residents dump so much rubbish that refuse crews simply cannot access the bins.

Resident Muriel Freeman, 82, said: “It’s disgusting. I’ve been here 12 years and it’s never been like this before.”

Pat Pike, 69, said: “You get a lot of flies – I’ve got them in my kitchen.”

And mum Hayley Chapman said the rubbish has also attracted rats.

“It’s unfit for our children. Something really needs to be done.”

The flats are owned by Spectrum Housing, who said they were working with Dorset Waste Partnership to try to resolve the problems and looking to relocate the bin stores.

Karyn Punchard, Dorset Waste Partnership streetscene manager, said: “Our crews have attended to find large amounts of rubbish and furniture on the floor of the bin store and have been unable to remove the bins to empty them.

“Our crew visited and found that furniture had been removed, exposing more rubbish.

“We cleared this and emptied the bins. We have worked with Spectrum to advise residents on how to use the recycling service and reduce their rubbish.

“We changed all the bins in the store to rubbish bins, giving more room for black sacks.

“We also created a separate recycling area.”

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9:15am Sat 23 Aug 14

60plus says...

Sounds like they need cameras to find out who is leaving all the rubbish.
Sounds like they need cameras to find out who is leaving all the rubbish. 60plus
  • Score: 14

9:50am Sat 23 Aug 14

Rasta dude says...

Sounds like they need to put more bins in simple bigger bin store give key fobs to residents nobody else can get in sorted. Long term cheaper solution come on people it's not rocket science
Sounds like they need to put more bins in simple bigger bin store give key fobs to residents nobody else can get in sorted. Long term cheaper solution come on people it's not rocket science Rasta dude
  • Score: 11

9:55am Sat 23 Aug 14

Lord Spring says...

Rasta dude wrote:
Sounds like they need to put more bins in simple bigger bin store give key fobs to residents nobody else can get in sorted. Long term cheaper solution come on people it's not rocket science
That would make no difference the tippers would dump it in front of the doors.
[quote][p][bold]Rasta dude[/bold] wrote: Sounds like they need to put more bins in simple bigger bin store give key fobs to residents nobody else can get in sorted. Long term cheaper solution come on people it's not rocket science[/p][/quote]That would make no difference the tippers would dump it in front of the doors. Lord Spring
  • Score: 1

10:16am Sat 23 Aug 14

Controversial But True says...

What's a VIDOE?

The Echo will correct their spelling now, thus rendering my comment as worthless!!
What's a VIDOE? The Echo will correct their spelling now, thus rendering my comment as worthless!! Controversial But True
  • Score: 4

10:44am Sat 23 Aug 14

EdBmth says...

Controversial But True wrote:
What's a VIDOE?

The Echo will correct their spelling now, thus rendering my comment as worthless!!
Nope they haven't corrected it yet.
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: What's a VIDOE? The Echo will correct their spelling now, thus rendering my comment as worthless!![/p][/quote]Nope they haven't corrected it yet. EdBmth
  • Score: 0

12:43pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Teddy 1 says...

60plus wrote:
Sounds like they need cameras to find out who is leaving all the rubbish.
More bad publicity for the waste partnership. When are they voing to get their act together...you need some positive media!!
[quote][p][bold]60plus[/bold] wrote: Sounds like they need cameras to find out who is leaving all the rubbish.[/p][/quote]More bad publicity for the waste partnership. When are they voing to get their act together...you need some positive media!! Teddy 1
  • Score: 2

12:45pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Teddy 1 says...

Can also see this being a problem in poole too with those silly little bins they have forced on residents!!
Can also see this being a problem in poole too with those silly little bins they have forced on residents!! Teddy 1
  • Score: 2

2:01pm Sat 23 Aug 14

elite50 says...

Remember when a rubbish bin used to be 2.5 foot high?
There was just waste food (not much of that because times were tough).
Not much got thrown out because everything got eaten or used.
Now, of course, who cares?
Just hold your hand out and the Gov. will fill it up.
I wonder why people think that life is tough?
Most of the people who live in that place own cars. They would rather put up with flies and rats than take the excess rubbish to a dump.
The "hands out" mentality is alive and well!
You lot deserve everything you get (I hope you don't get the plague!).
Remember when a rubbish bin used to be 2.5 foot high? There was just waste food (not much of that because times were tough). Not much got thrown out because everything got eaten or used. Now, of course, who cares? Just hold your hand out and the Gov. will fill it up. I wonder why people think that life is tough? Most of the people who live in that place own cars. They would rather put up with flies and rats than take the excess rubbish to a dump. The "hands out" mentality is alive and well! You lot deserve everything you get (I hope you don't get the plague!). elite50
  • Score: 19

3:43pm Sat 23 Aug 14

we-shall-see says...

elite50 wrote:
Remember when a rubbish bin used to be 2.5 foot high?
There was just waste food (not much of that because times were tough).
Not much got thrown out because everything got eaten or used.
Now, of course, who cares?
Just hold your hand out and the Gov. will fill it up.
I wonder why people think that life is tough?
Most of the people who live in that place own cars. They would rather put up with flies and rats than take the excess rubbish to a dump.
The "hands out" mentality is alive and well!
You lot deserve everything you get (I hope you don't get the plague!).
Completely agree and a friend who lives in that block says that the excess rubbish is being left by some of the newer tenants - not fly tippers - so it is those dirty people who need to clean up their acts. It's not down to the waste partnership to remove household rubbish such as furniture, old bikes etc.

Filthy habits some people have and then go running to the Echo about rats etc expecting "someone else" to clean up behind them :o/
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: Remember when a rubbish bin used to be 2.5 foot high? There was just waste food (not much of that because times were tough). Not much got thrown out because everything got eaten or used. Now, of course, who cares? Just hold your hand out and the Gov. will fill it up. I wonder why people think that life is tough? Most of the people who live in that place own cars. They would rather put up with flies and rats than take the excess rubbish to a dump. The "hands out" mentality is alive and well! You lot deserve everything you get (I hope you don't get the plague!).[/p][/quote]Completely agree and a friend who lives in that block says that the excess rubbish is being left by some of the newer tenants - not fly tippers - so it is those dirty people who need to clean up their acts. It's not down to the waste partnership to remove household rubbish such as furniture, old bikes etc. Filthy habits some people have and then go running to the Echo about rats etc expecting "someone else" to clean up behind them :o/ we-shall-see
  • Score: 14

4:38pm Sat 23 Aug 14

rozmister says...

Teddy 1 wrote:
Can also see this being a problem in poole too with those silly little bins they have forced on residents!!
Those 'silly little bins' are 180l refuse bins and 240 recycling bins. In Bournemouth we have 140l refuse bins (so 40l less capacity) & 240 recycling bins and guess what....we cope fine!

If you do find the new 'silly little bins' aren't big enough for the amount of rubbish your household makes don't complain and moan take a long hard look at yourself because you're clearly very wasteful. The council don't make you throw away so much stuff it's your own choice and with choices comes personal responsibility.
[quote][p][bold]Teddy 1[/bold] wrote: Can also see this being a problem in poole too with those silly little bins they have forced on residents!![/p][/quote]Those 'silly little bins' are 180l refuse bins and 240 recycling bins. In Bournemouth we have 140l refuse bins (so 40l less capacity) & 240 recycling bins and guess what....we cope fine! If you do find the new 'silly little bins' aren't big enough for the amount of rubbish your household makes don't complain and moan take a long hard look at yourself because you're clearly very wasteful. The council don't make you throw away so much stuff it's your own choice and with choices comes personal responsibility. rozmister
  • Score: 14

5:12pm Sat 23 Aug 14

twynhamob says...

I guess the residents are not part of the problem. Why is everyone blaming everything/one but the residents?
I guess the residents are not part of the problem. Why is everyone blaming everything/one but the residents? twynhamob
  • Score: 6

5:15pm Sat 23 Aug 14

madras says...

So how is it that the majority of home owners manage quite well with their refuse arrangements - it's not the contractors who are to blame, it's the residents / those who use the rubbish area to dump all and sundry.
So how is it that the majority of home owners manage quite well with their refuse arrangements - it's not the contractors who are to blame, it's the residents / those who use the rubbish area to dump all and sundry. madras
  • Score: 13

5:40pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Rasta dude says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Rasta dude wrote:
Sounds like they need to put more bins in simple bigger bin store give key fobs to residents nobody else can get in sorted. Long term cheaper solution come on people it's not rocket science
That would make no difference the tippers would dump it in front of the doors.
Cameras are so cheep now didn't want to put that because the one above me said the same too many people saying same,
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rasta dude[/bold] wrote: Sounds like they need to put more bins in simple bigger bin store give key fobs to residents nobody else can get in sorted. Long term cheaper solution come on people it's not rocket science[/p][/quote]That would make no difference the tippers would dump it in front of the doors.[/p][/quote]Cameras are so cheep now didn't want to put that because the one above me said the same too many people saying same, Rasta dude
  • Score: 1

8:43pm Sat 23 Aug 14

old buffer says...

Rasta dude wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Rasta dude wrote:
Sounds like they need to put more bins in simple bigger bin store give key fobs to residents nobody else can get in sorted. Long term cheaper solution come on people it's not rocket science
That would make no difference the tippers would dump it in front of the doors.
Cameras are so cheep now didn't want to put that because the one above me said the same too many people saying same,
I always thought budgies went cheep.
[quote][p][bold]Rasta dude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rasta dude[/bold] wrote: Sounds like they need to put more bins in simple bigger bin store give key fobs to residents nobody else can get in sorted. Long term cheaper solution come on people it's not rocket science[/p][/quote]That would make no difference the tippers would dump it in front of the doors.[/p][/quote]Cameras are so cheep now didn't want to put that because the one above me said the same too many people saying same,[/p][/quote]I always thought budgies went cheep. old buffer
  • Score: 4

8:57am Sun 24 Aug 14

spooki says...

If the residents are stupid enough to dump items of furniture then moan when the household rubbish can't be collected it's their own fault!
And why do they need extra discussions on how the recycling works? Most other people have managed, including those of us with teeny council kitchens now tripping over four bins.
If the residents are stupid enough to dump items of furniture then moan when the household rubbish can't be collected it's their own fault! And why do they need extra discussions on how the recycling works? Most other people have managed, including those of us with teeny council kitchens now tripping over four bins. spooki
  • Score: 6

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