Woman in bins row after no collection in five weeks

Bournemouth Echo: OVERFLOWING: Stephanie King with her bins at her home at Stony Lane in Burton OVERFLOWING: Stephanie King with her bins at her home at Stony Lane in Burton

BIN men have failed to collect rubbish from a house in Christchurch for five weeks in a row.

Stephanie King, of Stony Lane in Burton, said the council had failed to collect her bin nine times in the last 10 months and now the situation has deteriorated further.

Stephanie, who lives with her severely handicapped 37-year-old son, said the council always apologises and sends refuse trucks out to collect her rubbish a few days later, but that it is becoming tiresome to continually chase them to do their job.

“After a couple of days it can really begin to smell bad,” she added. “My son is incontinent – his nappies are in there and it is not a nice thing for people to have to walk past. The council’s staff are always very nice to me and say the problem will be sorted, but this has been going on for a long time now and nothing has been done.

“Twice I have had to just take the rubbish to the tip myself.”

The bin is clearly visible and just inches from the pavement at the end of her driveway and the full-time carer said she has repeatedly given the council instructions of where it should be collected. Stephanie has resorted to travelling to Christchurch council’s office to use their telephone to report the failed collection to Dorset County Council so she is not spending additional money on phone bills.

She added: “How much must it be costing them to send out another lorry to collect just my rubbish all the time?”

A Dorset Waste Partnership spokesman said: “We previously agreed to provide Mrs King with an assisted collection from inside her boundary.

“However, it would appear that some confusion has arisen around the agreed collection point and the bins have not been collected on a number of occasions. We have now apologised to Mrs King and have returned to empty her bin.

“A supervisor will visit Mrs King next week to confirm the collection point and the crew will be given specific instructions to collect from this point in the future.”

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4:53pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Townee says...

Wouldn't happen in Bournemouth, the bin men go into student let houses and collect their bins very week and I don't mean a few inches from the pavement I mean several yards onto the properties. Just goes to show if you don't pat council tax they will bend over backward for you.
Wouldn't happen in Bournemouth, the bin men go into student let houses and collect their bins very week and I don't mean a few inches from the pavement I mean several yards onto the properties. Just goes to show if you don't pat council tax they will bend over backward for you. Townee
  • Score: 3

5:02pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

The politically correct camera person has even made the old dear remove the label from the Domestos bottle so as not to be seen advertising :-)

Yeah Domestos, kills 99.9% of all known germs dead fairly quickly.
The politically correct camera person has even made the old dear remove the label from the Domestos bottle so as not to be seen advertising :-) Yeah Domestos, kills 99.9% of all known germs dead fairly quickly. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 11

5:13pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Morrigan says...

Sounds to me that she is not putting it in the specified place ..... and why tell the whole world her son is incontinent? Poor bloke now has no dignity whatsoever to go along with his handicap :o((
Sounds to me that she is not putting it in the specified place ..... and why tell the whole world her son is incontinent? Poor bloke now has no dignity whatsoever to go along with his handicap :o(( Morrigan
  • Score: 20

5:14pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Cheekymum says...

Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.
Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road. Cheekymum
  • Score: 12

5:31pm Mon 21 Apr 14

spooki says...

I remember when they used to come to your house, open the little cupboard and carry the bin to the van! AND bring it back!! To the right house too!!!
I remember when they used to come to your house, open the little cupboard and carry the bin to the van! AND bring it back!! To the right house too!!! spooki
  • Score: 23

5:40pm Mon 21 Apr 14

madras says...

Trouble is, putting bins out onto the pavement then causes an obstruction to anyone wanting to use the pavement - particularly elderly, disabled, parents with pushchairs...

Was it really so wrong to have bins collected from on the property???
Trouble is, putting bins out onto the pavement then causes an obstruction to anyone wanting to use the pavement - particularly elderly, disabled, parents with pushchairs... Was it really so wrong to have bins collected from on the property??? madras
  • Score: 13

5:53pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Lord Spring says...

Cheekymum wrote:
Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.
Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.
[quote][p][bold]Cheekymum[/bold] wrote: Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.[/p][/quote]Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it. Lord Spring
  • Score: 2

6:14pm Mon 21 Apr 14

RPDraff says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Cheekymum wrote:
Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.
Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.
The bloody cyclist should look where he's going then shouldn't he!!!
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheekymum[/bold] wrote: Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.[/p][/quote]Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.[/p][/quote]The bloody cyclist should look where he's going then shouldn't he!!! RPDraff
  • Score: 12

6:22pm Mon 21 Apr 14

agp1337 says...

RPDraff wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Cheekymum wrote:
Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.
Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.
The bloody cyclist should look where he's going then shouldn't he!!!
And the cyclist shouldn't be on the pavement in the first place!
[quote][p][bold]RPDraff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheekymum[/bold] wrote: Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.[/p][/quote]Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.[/p][/quote]The bloody cyclist should look where he's going then shouldn't he!!![/p][/quote]And the cyclist shouldn't be on the pavement in the first place! agp1337
  • Score: 16

6:36pm Mon 21 Apr 14

BinDude says...

I work for a local council as a refuse and recycling collector, Unfortunately due to the amount of assisted collections that keep getting added to my route each week, it is hard to recall all the new ones.... I occasionally miss the new assisted collections until I have learned them. I collect anywhere between 800-1000 properties a day and I probably collect between 20-30 assisted collections on a daily basis.
I work for a local council as a refuse and recycling collector, Unfortunately due to the amount of assisted collections that keep getting added to my route each week, it is hard to recall all the new ones.... I occasionally miss the new assisted collections until I have learned them. I collect anywhere between 800-1000 properties a day and I probably collect between 20-30 assisted collections on a daily basis. BinDude
  • Score: 33

6:39pm Mon 21 Apr 14

RPDraff says...

agp1337 wrote:
RPDraff wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Cheekymum wrote:
Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.
Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.
The bloody cyclist should look where he's going then shouldn't he!!!
And the cyclist shouldn't be on the pavement in the first place!
Least if the cyclists on the pavement their off the bloody road out the way!
[quote][p][bold]agp1337[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RPDraff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheekymum[/bold] wrote: Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.[/p][/quote]Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.[/p][/quote]The bloody cyclist should look where he's going then shouldn't he!!![/p][/quote]And the cyclist shouldn't be on the pavement in the first place![/p][/quote]Least if the cyclists on the pavement their off the bloody road out the way! RPDraff
  • Score: -1

6:42pm Mon 21 Apr 14

retry69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Cheekymum wrote:
Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.
Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.
You've got the devil in you lately,what's going on ?
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheekymum[/bold] wrote: Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.[/p][/quote]Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.[/p][/quote]You've got the devil in you lately,what's going on ? retry69
  • Score: 1

6:46pm Mon 21 Apr 14

BinDude says...

Townee wrote:
Wouldn't happen in Bournemouth, the bin men go into student let houses and collect their bins very week and I don't mean a few inches from the pavement I mean several yards onto the properties. Just goes to show if you don't pat council tax they will bend over backward for you.
"Wouldn't happen in Bournemouth".... I find that hard to believe that not a single bin is missed.
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't happen in Bournemouth, the bin men go into student let houses and collect their bins very week and I don't mean a few inches from the pavement I mean several yards onto the properties. Just goes to show if you don't pat council tax they will bend over backward for you.[/p][/quote]"Wouldn't happen in Bournemouth".... I find that hard to believe that not a single bin is missed. BinDude
  • Score: 8

6:59pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Redgolfer says...

agp1337 wrote:
RPDraff wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Cheekymum wrote:
Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.
Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.
The bloody cyclist should look where he's going then shouldn't he!!!
And the cyclist shouldn't be on the pavement in the first place!
But Bournemouth Council are installing just that on Castle Lane by Ibbotson Road according to the echo, even shows a nice picture of pavement with white line with Cyclist and pedestrians on other side ???
[quote][p][bold]agp1337[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RPDraff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheekymum[/bold] wrote: Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.[/p][/quote]Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.[/p][/quote]The bloody cyclist should look where he's going then shouldn't he!!![/p][/quote]And the cyclist shouldn't be on the pavement in the first place![/p][/quote]But Bournemouth Council are installing just that on Castle Lane by Ibbotson Road according to the echo, even shows a nice picture of pavement with white line with Cyclist and pedestrians on other side ??? Redgolfer
  • Score: 0

8:02pm Mon 21 Apr 14

rozmister says...

BinDude wrote:
Townee wrote:
Wouldn't happen in Bournemouth, the bin men go into student let houses and collect their bins very week and I don't mean a few inches from the pavement I mean several yards onto the properties. Just goes to show if you don't pat council tax they will bend over backward for you.
"Wouldn't happen in Bournemouth".... I find that hard to believe that not a single bin is missed.
Bins are missed in Bournemouth the same as everywhere and that includes assisted collections. Townee obviously couldn't resist the opportunity to have a pop at Bournemouth Council even when the story is about DWP! If the bin men don't empty bins for weeks - people moan, if they empty bins that aren't pulled to the kerb so they're not left for weeks - people moan. Poor guys are damned if they do and damned if they don't!
[quote][p][bold]BinDude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't happen in Bournemouth, the bin men go into student let houses and collect their bins very week and I don't mean a few inches from the pavement I mean several yards onto the properties. Just goes to show if you don't pat council tax they will bend over backward for you.[/p][/quote]"Wouldn't happen in Bournemouth".... I find that hard to believe that not a single bin is missed.[/p][/quote]Bins are missed in Bournemouth the same as everywhere and that includes assisted collections. Townee obviously couldn't resist the opportunity to have a pop at Bournemouth Council even when the story is about DWP! If the bin men don't empty bins for weeks - people moan, if they empty bins that aren't pulled to the kerb so they're not left for weeks - people moan. Poor guys are damned if they do and damned if they don't! rozmister
  • Score: 4

8:16pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Lord Spring says...

retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Cheekymum wrote:
Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.
Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.
You've got the devil in you lately,what's going on ?
I forget to mention the bins should have florescent strips on them, then the dustmen would see them also the cyclist.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheekymum[/bold] wrote: Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.[/p][/quote]Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.[/p][/quote]You've got the devil in you lately,what's going on ?[/p][/quote]I forget to mention the bins should have florescent strips on them, then the dustmen would see them also the cyclist. Lord Spring
  • Score: 0

8:22pm Mon 21 Apr 14

hooplaa says...

You can take the rubbish to the tip but you cant move the bins 5ft closer to the road?
You can take the rubbish to the tip but you cant move the bins 5ft closer to the road? hooplaa
  • Score: 15

8:26pm Mon 21 Apr 14

retry69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Cheekymum wrote:
Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.
Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.
You've got the devil in you lately,what's going on ?
I forget to mention the bins should have florescent strips on them, then the dustmen would see them also the cyclist.
Talking of bins you never guess what I saw in a bin up at Slades Farm yesterday while walking may doggie.There's a pic on my Facebook page have a butchers :)
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheekymum[/bold] wrote: Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.[/p][/quote]Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.[/p][/quote]You've got the devil in you lately,what's going on ?[/p][/quote]I forget to mention the bins should have florescent strips on them, then the dustmen would see them also the cyclist.[/p][/quote]Talking of bins you never guess what I saw in a bin up at Slades Farm yesterday while walking may doggie.There's a pic on my Facebook page have a butchers :) retry69
  • Score: 1

8:33pm Mon 21 Apr 14

retry69 says...

retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Cheekymum wrote:
Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.
Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.
You've got the devil in you lately,what's going on ?
I forget to mention the bins should have florescent strips on them, then the dustmen would see them also the cyclist.
Talking of bins you never guess what I saw in a bin up at Slades Farm yesterday while walking may doggie.There's a pic on my Facebook page have a butchers :)
Actually it was the day before yesterday,my apologies
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheekymum[/bold] wrote: Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.[/p][/quote]Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.[/p][/quote]You've got the devil in you lately,what's going on ?[/p][/quote]I forget to mention the bins should have florescent strips on them, then the dustmen would see them also the cyclist.[/p][/quote]Talking of bins you never guess what I saw in a bin up at Slades Farm yesterday while walking may doggie.There's a pic on my Facebook page have a butchers :)[/p][/quote]Actually it was the day before yesterday,my apologies retry69
  • Score: 0

9:43pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Lord Spring says...

retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Cheekymum wrote:
Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.
Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.
You've got the devil in you lately,what's going on ?
I forget to mention the bins should have florescent strips on them, then the dustmen would see them also the cyclist.
Talking of bins you never guess what I saw in a bin up at Slades Farm yesterday while walking may doggie.There's a pic on my Facebook page have a butchers :)
I looked up butchers and came up with Dewhurst
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheekymum[/bold] wrote: Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.[/p][/quote]Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.[/p][/quote]You've got the devil in you lately,what's going on ?[/p][/quote]I forget to mention the bins should have florescent strips on them, then the dustmen would see them also the cyclist.[/p][/quote]Talking of bins you never guess what I saw in a bin up at Slades Farm yesterday while walking may doggie.There's a pic on my Facebook page have a butchers :)[/p][/quote]I looked up butchers and came up with Dewhurst Lord Spring
  • Score: 1

10:26pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

agp1337 wrote:
RPDraff wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Cheekymum wrote:
Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.
Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.
The bloody cyclist should look where he's going then shouldn't he!!!
And the cyclist shouldn't be on the pavement in the first place!
Not illegal to ride on the pavement.....
[quote][p][bold]agp1337[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RPDraff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheekymum[/bold] wrote: Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.[/p][/quote]Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.[/p][/quote]The bloody cyclist should look where he's going then shouldn't he!!![/p][/quote]And the cyclist shouldn't be on the pavement in the first place![/p][/quote]Not illegal to ride on the pavement..... Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: -12

12:48am Tue 22 Apr 14

breamoreboy says...

madras wrote:
Trouble is, putting bins out onto the pavement then causes an obstruction to anyone wanting to use the pavement - particularly elderly, disabled, parents with pushchairs...

Was it really so wrong to have bins collected from on the property???
Simply time costs money.
[quote][p][bold]madras[/bold] wrote: Trouble is, putting bins out onto the pavement then causes an obstruction to anyone wanting to use the pavement - particularly elderly, disabled, parents with pushchairs... Was it really so wrong to have bins collected from on the property???[/p][/quote]Simply time costs money. breamoreboy
  • Score: 4

2:55am Tue 22 Apr 14

billd766 says...

I live in rural Thailand in a small village 6 km from the council depot. I put my bins down by the edge of the road and leave them there. All the trash goes into black bin linerstied up when they are full.
The trash men come along every Tuesday morning around 5.30 am and empty the bins.
This costs me the princely sum of about 60p.




A month and for that they will take everything that is put out. Every New Year I go out and give each of the crew a present for all their hard work.
I live in rural Thailand in a small village 6 km from the council depot. I put my bins down by the edge of the road and leave them there. All the trash goes into black bin linerstied up when they are full. The trash men come along every Tuesday morning around 5.30 am and empty the bins. This costs me the princely sum of about 60p. A month and for that they will take everything that is put out. Every New Year I go out and give each of the crew a present for all their hard work. billd766
  • Score: 4

7:22am Tue 22 Apr 14

Baysider says...

billd766 wrote:
I live in rural Thailand in a small village 6 km from the council depot. I put my bins down by the edge of the road and leave them there. All the trash goes into black bin linerstied up when they are full.
The trash men come along every Tuesday morning around 5.30 am and empty the bins.
This costs me the princely sum of about 60p.




A month and for that they will take everything that is put out. Every New Year I go out and give each of the crew a present for all their hard work.
Terrific. Thanks for you very helpful comparison of refuse collection pricing between the UK and Thailand.

I have no idea what the average weekly wage in Thailand is but I would stake my mortgage that as a percentage 15p is WAY more than we pay for our bins to be collected. In fact I think we don't pay very much more than that in the UK per week so you should ask for a reduction.
[quote][p][bold]billd766[/bold] wrote: I live in rural Thailand in a small village 6 km from the council depot. I put my bins down by the edge of the road and leave them there. All the trash goes into black bin linerstied up when they are full. The trash men come along every Tuesday morning around 5.30 am and empty the bins. This costs me the princely sum of about 60p. A month and for that they will take everything that is put out. Every New Year I go out and give each of the crew a present for all their hard work.[/p][/quote]Terrific. Thanks for you very helpful comparison of refuse collection pricing between the UK and Thailand. I have no idea what the average weekly wage in Thailand is but I would stake my mortgage that as a percentage 15p is WAY more than we pay for our bins to be collected. In fact I think we don't pay very much more than that in the UK per week so you should ask for a reduction. Baysider
  • Score: 3

7:28am Tue 22 Apr 14

retry69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Cheekymum wrote:
Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.
Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.
You've got the devil in you lately,what's going on ?
I forget to mention the bins should have florescent strips on them, then the dustmen would see them also the cyclist.
Talking of bins you never guess what I saw in a bin up at Slades Farm yesterday while walking may doggie.There's a pic on my Facebook page have a butchers :)
I looked up butchers and came up with Dewhurst
You are on the right track as in the bin I discovered a whole pigs leg ripped,i say ripped off at the thigh, now if I had met the person walking along in the dark with that limb slung across their shoulder it may have been a little intimidating.Actuall
y I think ive been reading too many Echo articles because at first I thought it was a human arm lol.i hope im not going off topic :)
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheekymum[/bold] wrote: Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.[/p][/quote]Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.[/p][/quote]You've got the devil in you lately,what's going on ?[/p][/quote]I forget to mention the bins should have florescent strips on them, then the dustmen would see them also the cyclist.[/p][/quote]Talking of bins you never guess what I saw in a bin up at Slades Farm yesterday while walking may doggie.There's a pic on my Facebook page have a butchers :)[/p][/quote]I looked up butchers and came up with Dewhurst[/p][/quote]You are on the right track as in the bin I discovered a whole pigs leg ripped,i say ripped off at the thigh, now if I had met the person walking along in the dark with that limb slung across their shoulder it may have been a little intimidating.Actuall y I think ive been reading too many Echo articles because at first I thought it was a human arm lol.i hope im not going off topic :) retry69
  • Score: 2

7:53am Tue 22 Apr 14

Lord Spring says...

retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Cheekymum wrote:
Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.
Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.
You've got the devil in you lately,what's going on ?
I forget to mention the bins should have florescent strips on them, then the dustmen would see them also the cyclist.
Talking of bins you never guess what I saw in a bin up at Slades Farm yesterday while walking may doggie.There's a pic on my Facebook page have a butchers :)
I looked up butchers and came up with Dewhurst
You are on the right track as in the bin I discovered a whole pigs leg ripped,i say ripped off at the thigh, now if I had met the person walking along in the dark with that limb slung across their shoulder it may have been a little intimidating.Actuall

y I think ive been reading too many Echo articles because at first I thought it was a human arm lol.i hope im not going off topic :)
Come off it you are telling porkies.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheekymum[/bold] wrote: Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.[/p][/quote]Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.[/p][/quote]You've got the devil in you lately,what's going on ?[/p][/quote]I forget to mention the bins should have florescent strips on them, then the dustmen would see them also the cyclist.[/p][/quote]Talking of bins you never guess what I saw in a bin up at Slades Farm yesterday while walking may doggie.There's a pic on my Facebook page have a butchers :)[/p][/quote]I looked up butchers and came up with Dewhurst[/p][/quote]You are on the right track as in the bin I discovered a whole pigs leg ripped,i say ripped off at the thigh, now if I had met the person walking along in the dark with that limb slung across their shoulder it may have been a little intimidating.Actuall y I think ive been reading too many Echo articles because at first I thought it was a human arm lol.i hope im not going off topic :)[/p][/quote]Come off it you are telling porkies. Lord Spring
  • Score: 2

8:13am Tue 22 Apr 14

Lord Spring says...

I could have been worse and found a cyclist in the bin.
I could have been worse and found a cyclist in the bin. Lord Spring
  • Score: 2

8:16am Tue 22 Apr 14

retry69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Cheekymum wrote:
Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.
Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.
You've got the devil in you lately,what's going on ?
I forget to mention the bins should have florescent strips on them, then the dustmen would see them also the cyclist.
Talking of bins you never guess what I saw in a bin up at Slades Farm yesterday while walking may doggie.There's a pic on my Facebook page have a butchers :)
I looked up butchers and came up with Dewhurst
You are on the right track as in the bin I discovered a whole pigs leg ripped,i say ripped off at the thigh, now if I had met the person walking along in the dark with that limb slung across their shoulder it may have been a little intimidating.Actuall


y I think ive been reading too many Echo articles because at first I thought it was a human arm lol.i hope im not going off topic :)
Come off it you are telling porkies.
Honest guv :)
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheekymum[/bold] wrote: Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.[/p][/quote]Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.[/p][/quote]You've got the devil in you lately,what's going on ?[/p][/quote]I forget to mention the bins should have florescent strips on them, then the dustmen would see them also the cyclist.[/p][/quote]Talking of bins you never guess what I saw in a bin up at Slades Farm yesterday while walking may doggie.There's a pic on my Facebook page have a butchers :)[/p][/quote]I looked up butchers and came up with Dewhurst[/p][/quote]You are on the right track as in the bin I discovered a whole pigs leg ripped,i say ripped off at the thigh, now if I had met the person walking along in the dark with that limb slung across their shoulder it may have been a little intimidating.Actuall y I think ive been reading too many Echo articles because at first I thought it was a human arm lol.i hope im not going off topic :)[/p][/quote]Come off it you are telling porkies.[/p][/quote]Honest guv :) retry69
  • Score: 1

8:24am Tue 22 Apr 14

billd766 says...

Baysider wrote:
billd766 wrote:
I live in rural Thailand in a small village 6 km from the council depot. I put my bins down by the edge of the road and leave them there. All the trash goes into black bin linerstied up when they are full.
The trash men come along every Tuesday morning around 5.30 am and empty the bins.
This costs me the princely sum of about 60p.




A month and for that they will take everything that is put out. Every New Year I go out and give each of the crew a present for all their hard work.
Terrific. Thanks for you very helpful comparison of refuse collection pricing between the UK and Thailand.

I have no idea what the average weekly wage in Thailand is but I would stake my mortgage that as a percentage 15p is WAY more than we pay for our bins to be collected. In fact I think we don't pay very much more than that in the UK per week so you should ask for a reduction.
The salary in Thailand for unskilled labout is about £6 a day. The bin crews are probably on about £130 per month so I figure that is is a bit cheaper for me than for you plus they do take everything. The rufuse truck goes off somewhere after it is full and the trash is sorted for recycling before the rest of the rubbish goes to the tip.
People come around to buy all the recyclable stuff from the houses and sell it on.
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billd766[/bold] wrote: I live in rural Thailand in a small village 6 km from the council depot. I put my bins down by the edge of the road and leave them there. All the trash goes into black bin linerstied up when they are full. The trash men come along every Tuesday morning around 5.30 am and empty the bins. This costs me the princely sum of about 60p. A month and for that they will take everything that is put out. Every New Year I go out and give each of the crew a present for all their hard work.[/p][/quote]Terrific. Thanks for you very helpful comparison of refuse collection pricing between the UK and Thailand. I have no idea what the average weekly wage in Thailand is but I would stake my mortgage that as a percentage 15p is WAY more than we pay for our bins to be collected. In fact I think we don't pay very much more than that in the UK per week so you should ask for a reduction.[/p][/quote]The salary in Thailand for unskilled labout is about £6 a day. The bin crews are probably on about £130 per month so I figure that is is a bit cheaper for me than for you plus they do take everything. The rufuse truck goes off somewhere after it is full and the trash is sorted for recycling before the rest of the rubbish goes to the tip. People come around to buy all the recyclable stuff from the houses and sell it on. billd766
  • Score: 1

9:20am Tue 22 Apr 14

TheDistrict says...

BinDude wrote:
Townee wrote:
Wouldn't happen in Bournemouth, the bin men go into student let houses and collect their bins very week and I don't mean a few inches from the pavement I mean several yards onto the properties. Just goes to show if you don't pat council tax they will bend over backward for you.
"Wouldn't happen in Bournemouth".... I find that hard to believe that not a single bin is missed.
On Friday 12th April, 14 Recycle Bins, and 14 Waste bins with Food Waste Bins were placed out by the communal boundary fence for the bin men. The Recycle bins were emptied, but 6 of the waste bins were not, including the Food Waste Bins. I reported this to the Refuse Department of Bournemouth Council on behalf of my neighbours. 1, I did not get a response, or a reply as to what action would be taken. 2, I lined the non emptied bins up along the fence, as I had informed the council. Alas, not only did I not get a response, but neither did the Refuse Department make an alternative collection, that day, or an alternative day. This is not the first time this has happened. This problem is relevant to all councils.
[quote][p][bold]BinDude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't happen in Bournemouth, the bin men go into student let houses and collect their bins very week and I don't mean a few inches from the pavement I mean several yards onto the properties. Just goes to show if you don't pat council tax they will bend over backward for you.[/p][/quote]"Wouldn't happen in Bournemouth".... I find that hard to believe that not a single bin is missed.[/p][/quote]On Friday 12th April, 14 Recycle Bins, and 14 Waste bins with Food Waste Bins were placed out by the communal boundary fence for the bin men. The Recycle bins were emptied, but 6 of the waste bins were not, including the Food Waste Bins. I reported this to the Refuse Department of Bournemouth Council on behalf of my neighbours. 1, I did not get a response, or a reply as to what action would be taken. 2, I lined the non emptied bins up along the fence, as I had informed the council. Alas, not only did I not get a response, but neither did the Refuse Department make an alternative collection, that day, or an alternative day. This is not the first time this has happened. This problem is relevant to all councils. TheDistrict
  • Score: 0

9:38am Tue 22 Apr 14

nickynoodah says...

nobath takes his bin across the road on bin day
and its quite painful for him you know with his extra short legs
his bum hits the kerb on his way on and off the pavement
Its a crying shame for him on bin days the only day he gets out,
the council should lower the kerb you know.
nobath takes his bin across the road on bin day and its quite painful for him you know with his extra short legs his bum hits the kerb on his way on and off the pavement Its a crying shame for him on bin days the only day he gets out, the council should lower the kerb you know. nickynoodah
  • Score: 1

9:40am Tue 22 Apr 14

retry69 says...

nickynoodah wrote:
nobath takes his bin across the road on bin day
and its quite painful for him you know with his extra short legs
his bum hits the kerb on his way on and off the pavement
Its a crying shame for him on bin days the only day he gets out,
the council should lower the kerb you know.
You stood me up yesterday I waited until 10pm and you never turned up as you promised,you little **** :(
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: nobath takes his bin across the road on bin day and its quite painful for him you know with his extra short legs his bum hits the kerb on his way on and off the pavement Its a crying shame for him on bin days the only day he gets out, the council should lower the kerb you know.[/p][/quote]You stood me up yesterday I waited until 10pm and you never turned up as you promised,you little **** :( retry69
  • Score: 0

9:52am Tue 22 Apr 14

rozmister says...

billd766 wrote:
Baysider wrote:
billd766 wrote:
I live in rural Thailand in a small village 6 km from the council depot. I put my bins down by the edge of the road and leave them there. All the trash goes into black bin linerstied up when they are full.
The trash men come along every Tuesday morning around 5.30 am and empty the bins.
This costs me the princely sum of about 60p.




A month and for that they will take everything that is put out. Every New Year I go out and give each of the crew a present for all their hard work.
Terrific. Thanks for you very helpful comparison of refuse collection pricing between the UK and Thailand.

I have no idea what the average weekly wage in Thailand is but I would stake my mortgage that as a percentage 15p is WAY more than we pay for our bins to be collected. In fact I think we don't pay very much more than that in the UK per week so you should ask for a reduction.
The salary in Thailand for unskilled labout is about £6 a day. The bin crews are probably on about £130 per month so I figure that is is a bit cheaper for me than for you plus they do take everything. The rufuse truck goes off somewhere after it is full and the trash is sorted for recycling before the rest of the rubbish goes to the tip.
People come around to buy all the recyclable stuff from the houses and sell it on.
It's £1.06 per week in Bournemouth for waste & recycling collections and that includes rubbish collections which are sorted rather than taken to landfill, recycling which is then sorted and recycled, food waste which is recycled and green waste which is also recycled. Considering the bin crews here probably earn 10 times more in the UK than Thailand it's not bad going!
[quote][p][bold]billd766[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billd766[/bold] wrote: I live in rural Thailand in a small village 6 km from the council depot. I put my bins down by the edge of the road and leave them there. All the trash goes into black bin linerstied up when they are full. The trash men come along every Tuesday morning around 5.30 am and empty the bins. This costs me the princely sum of about 60p. A month and for that they will take everything that is put out. Every New Year I go out and give each of the crew a present for all their hard work.[/p][/quote]Terrific. Thanks for you very helpful comparison of refuse collection pricing between the UK and Thailand. I have no idea what the average weekly wage in Thailand is but I would stake my mortgage that as a percentage 15p is WAY more than we pay for our bins to be collected. In fact I think we don't pay very much more than that in the UK per week so you should ask for a reduction.[/p][/quote]The salary in Thailand for unskilled labout is about £6 a day. The bin crews are probably on about £130 per month so I figure that is is a bit cheaper for me than for you plus they do take everything. The rufuse truck goes off somewhere after it is full and the trash is sorted for recycling before the rest of the rubbish goes to the tip. People come around to buy all the recyclable stuff from the houses and sell it on.[/p][/quote]It's £1.06 per week in Bournemouth for waste & recycling collections and that includes rubbish collections which are sorted rather than taken to landfill, recycling which is then sorted and recycled, food waste which is recycled and green waste which is also recycled. Considering the bin crews here probably earn 10 times more in the UK than Thailand it's not bad going! rozmister
  • Score: 1

10:10am Tue 22 Apr 14

Baysider says...

rozmister wrote:
billd766 wrote:
Baysider wrote:
billd766 wrote:
I live in rural Thailand in a small village 6 km from the council depot. I put my bins down by the edge of the road and leave them there. All the trash goes into black bin linerstied up when they are full.
The trash men come along every Tuesday morning around 5.30 am and empty the bins.
This costs me the princely sum of about 60p.




A month and for that they will take everything that is put out. Every New Year I go out and give each of the crew a present for all their hard work.
Terrific. Thanks for you very helpful comparison of refuse collection pricing between the UK and Thailand.

I have no idea what the average weekly wage in Thailand is but I would stake my mortgage that as a percentage 15p is WAY more than we pay for our bins to be collected. In fact I think we don't pay very much more than that in the UK per week so you should ask for a reduction.
The salary in Thailand for unskilled labout is about £6 a day. The bin crews are probably on about £130 per month so I figure that is is a bit cheaper for me than for you plus they do take everything. The rufuse truck goes off somewhere after it is full and the trash is sorted for recycling before the rest of the rubbish goes to the tip.
People come around to buy all the recyclable stuff from the houses and sell it on.
It's £1.06 per week in Bournemouth for waste & recycling collections and that includes rubbish collections which are sorted rather than taken to landfill, recycling which is then sorted and recycled, food waste which is recycled and green waste which is also recycled. Considering the bin crews here probably earn 10 times more in the UK than Thailand it's not bad going!
Tbf rozmister I didn't think it was that much per week in the UK so I'd be interested in where that figure's from? Regardless, even £50 a year represents great value for someone to come to our house and take our refuse and recycling away and is certainly better than in Thailand as a percentage of household income. Bizarre and irrelevant though that comparison is!
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billd766[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billd766[/bold] wrote: I live in rural Thailand in a small village 6 km from the council depot. I put my bins down by the edge of the road and leave them there. All the trash goes into black bin linerstied up when they are full. The trash men come along every Tuesday morning around 5.30 am and empty the bins. This costs me the princely sum of about 60p. A month and for that they will take everything that is put out. Every New Year I go out and give each of the crew a present for all their hard work.[/p][/quote]Terrific. Thanks for you very helpful comparison of refuse collection pricing between the UK and Thailand. I have no idea what the average weekly wage in Thailand is but I would stake my mortgage that as a percentage 15p is WAY more than we pay for our bins to be collected. In fact I think we don't pay very much more than that in the UK per week so you should ask for a reduction.[/p][/quote]The salary in Thailand for unskilled labout is about £6 a day. The bin crews are probably on about £130 per month so I figure that is is a bit cheaper for me than for you plus they do take everything. The rufuse truck goes off somewhere after it is full and the trash is sorted for recycling before the rest of the rubbish goes to the tip. People come around to buy all the recyclable stuff from the houses and sell it on.[/p][/quote]It's £1.06 per week in Bournemouth for waste & recycling collections and that includes rubbish collections which are sorted rather than taken to landfill, recycling which is then sorted and recycled, food waste which is recycled and green waste which is also recycled. Considering the bin crews here probably earn 10 times more in the UK than Thailand it's not bad going![/p][/quote]Tbf rozmister I didn't think it was that much per week in the UK so I'd be interested in where that figure's from? Regardless, even £50 a year represents great value for someone to come to our house and take our refuse and recycling away and is certainly better than in Thailand as a percentage of household income. Bizarre and irrelevant though that comparison is! Baysider
  • Score: 1

10:34am Tue 22 Apr 14

speedy231278 says...

nickynoodah wrote:
nobath takes his bin across the road on bin day
and its quite painful for him you know with his extra short legs
his bum hits the kerb on his way on and off the pavement
Its a crying shame for him on bin days the only day he gets out,
the council should lower the kerb you know.
If he's that short, how does he reach the handle on the bin?
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: nobath takes his bin across the road on bin day and its quite painful for him you know with his extra short legs his bum hits the kerb on his way on and off the pavement Its a crying shame for him on bin days the only day he gets out, the council should lower the kerb you know.[/p][/quote]If he's that short, how does he reach the handle on the bin? speedy231278
  • Score: 3

10:55am Tue 22 Apr 14

nickynoodah says...

speedy231278 wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
nobath takes his bin across the road on bin day
and its quite painful for him you know with his extra short legs
his bum hits the kerb on his way on and off the pavement
Its a crying shame for him on bin days the only day he gets out,
the council should lower the kerb you know.
If he's that short, how does he reach the handle on the bin?
hes got a charming little ladder
so cute you know
bless him.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: nobath takes his bin across the road on bin day and its quite painful for him you know with his extra short legs his bum hits the kerb on his way on and off the pavement Its a crying shame for him on bin days the only day he gets out, the council should lower the kerb you know.[/p][/quote]If he's that short, how does he reach the handle on the bin?[/p][/quote]hes got a charming little ladder so cute you know bless him. nickynoodah
  • Score: 1

11:23am Tue 22 Apr 14

Dibbles2 says...

I cant believe that she now travels to the council so she doesn't have to use her phone! Good grief its hardly a premium telephone number.

I assume that her son gave his permission to blast his problem out in the local rag..
I cant believe that she now travels to the council so she doesn't have to use her phone! Good grief its hardly a premium telephone number. I assume that her son gave his permission to blast his problem out in the local rag.. Dibbles2
  • Score: 1

2:58pm Tue 22 Apr 14

guisselle says...

Obviously no shame, pity the poor son, incidentally our bin men do a wonderful
job taking our trash!
Obviously no shame, pity the poor son, incidentally our bin men do a wonderful job taking our trash! guisselle
  • Score: 0

3:17pm Tue 22 Apr 14

guisselle says...

speedy231278 wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
nobath takes his bin across the road on bin day
and its quite painful for him you know with his extra short legs
his bum hits the kerb on his way on and off the pavement
Its a crying shame for him on bin days the only day he gets out,
the council should lower the kerb you know.
If he's that short, how does he reach the handle on the bin?
Crikey there are libraries to go, to that would keep him occupied and make
a change from twitching the curtains watching the bin men toiling away!
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: nobath takes his bin across the road on bin day and its quite painful for him you know with his extra short legs his bum hits the kerb on his way on and off the pavement Its a crying shame for him on bin days the only day he gets out, the council should lower the kerb you know.[/p][/quote]If he's that short, how does he reach the handle on the bin?[/p][/quote]Crikey there are libraries to go, to that would keep him occupied and make a change from twitching the curtains watching the bin men toiling away! guisselle
  • Score: 1

6:31pm Tue 22 Apr 14

caz maz says...

BinDude wrote:
I work for a local council as a refuse and recycling collector, Unfortunately due to the amount of assisted collections that keep getting added to my route each week, it is hard to recall all the new ones.... I occasionally miss the new assisted collections until I have learned them. I collect anywhere between 800-1000 properties a day and I probably collect between 20-30 assisted collections on a daily basis.
Its not "due to the amount of assisted collections" its due to not having a good system to make clear which houses need assistance, seen as your the man on the job maybe you could come up with a solution to the issue. I suppose you cant have stickers on the bins or gate posts as it advertises vulnerable households.
This happened to me too this week, so irritating but easy to report using the Dorset for you website, no need to call anyone.
Come on BinDude thinking cap on :-)
[quote][p][bold]BinDude[/bold] wrote: I work for a local council as a refuse and recycling collector, Unfortunately due to the amount of assisted collections that keep getting added to my route each week, it is hard to recall all the new ones.... I occasionally miss the new assisted collections until I have learned them. I collect anywhere between 800-1000 properties a day and I probably collect between 20-30 assisted collections on a daily basis.[/p][/quote]Its not "due to the amount of assisted collections" its due to not having a good system to make clear which houses need assistance, seen as your the man on the job maybe you could come up with a solution to the issue. I suppose you cant have stickers on the bins or gate posts as it advertises vulnerable households. This happened to me too this week, so irritating but easy to report using the Dorset for you website, no need to call anyone. Come on BinDude thinking cap on :-) caz maz
  • Score: -3

11:17pm Tue 22 Apr 14

BinDude says...

caz maz wrote:
BinDude wrote:
I work for a local council as a refuse and recycling collector, Unfortunately due to the amount of assisted collections that keep getting added to my route each week, it is hard to recall all the new ones.... I occasionally miss the new assisted collections until I have learned them. I collect anywhere between 800-1000 properties a day and I probably collect between 20-30 assisted collections on a daily basis.
Its not "due to the amount of assisted collections" its due to not having a good system to make clear which houses need assistance, seen as your the man on the job maybe you could come up with a solution to the issue. I suppose you cant have stickers on the bins or gate posts as it advertises vulnerable households.
This happened to me too this week, so irritating but easy to report using the Dorset for you website, no need to call anyone.
Come on BinDude thinking cap on :-)
Thank you for your comment, My job is to empty the bins and put them back in there correct place that's what I get paid to do, It isn't my job to come up with solutions of how we can better the system that is down to management. So far the assisted collection system does work 99% of the time but unfortunately on the "rare" occasion due to human error they get missed. We get paperwork from management informing us of new assisted collections and it is down to us to learn them.
[quote][p][bold]caz maz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BinDude[/bold] wrote: I work for a local council as a refuse and recycling collector, Unfortunately due to the amount of assisted collections that keep getting added to my route each week, it is hard to recall all the new ones.... I occasionally miss the new assisted collections until I have learned them. I collect anywhere between 800-1000 properties a day and I probably collect between 20-30 assisted collections on a daily basis.[/p][/quote]Its not "due to the amount of assisted collections" its due to not having a good system to make clear which houses need assistance, seen as your the man on the job maybe you could come up with a solution to the issue. I suppose you cant have stickers on the bins or gate posts as it advertises vulnerable households. This happened to me too this week, so irritating but easy to report using the Dorset for you website, no need to call anyone. Come on BinDude thinking cap on :-)[/p][/quote]Thank you for your comment, My job is to empty the bins and put them back in there correct place that's what I get paid to do, It isn't my job to come up with solutions of how we can better the system that is down to management. So far the assisted collection system does work 99% of the time but unfortunately on the "rare" occasion due to human error they get missed. We get paperwork from management informing us of new assisted collections and it is down to us to learn them. BinDude
  • Score: 2

7:18am Wed 23 Apr 14

mrpickles69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Cheekymum wrote:
Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.
Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.
then the cyclist should be on the road not the pavement!
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheekymum[/bold] wrote: Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.[/p][/quote]Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.[/p][/quote]then the cyclist should be on the road not the pavement! mrpickles69
  • Score: 0

7:31am Wed 23 Apr 14

Lord Spring says...

mrpickles69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Cheekymum wrote:
Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.
Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.
then the cyclist should be on the road not the pavement!
Nor should the bin as it has wheels.

It amazes me how many rose to the bait.
[quote][p][bold]mrpickles69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheekymum[/bold] wrote: Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.[/p][/quote]Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.[/p][/quote]then the cyclist should be on the road not the pavement![/p][/quote]Nor should the bin as it has wheels. It amazes me how many rose to the bait. Lord Spring
  • Score: 0

7:40am Wed 23 Apr 14

retry69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
mrpickles69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Cheekymum wrote:
Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.
Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.
then the cyclist should be on the road not the pavement!
Nor should the bin as it has wheels.

It amazes me how many rose to the bait.
You're not amazed really are you? It's all so predictable :)
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrpickles69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheekymum[/bold] wrote: Surely all she has to do is drag it 2 ft further out onto the pavement in front of her garden on the left of the picture. The bush hides the bins from the lorry as it comes down that side of the road.[/p][/quote]Onto the pavement what if a cyclist runs into it.[/p][/quote]then the cyclist should be on the road not the pavement![/p][/quote]Nor should the bin as it has wheels. It amazes me how many rose to the bait.[/p][/quote]You're not amazed really are you? It's all so predictable :) retry69
  • Score: 3

10:09am Wed 23 Apr 14

Blackandred says...

This is a rubbish story!
This is a rubbish story! Blackandred
  • Score: 0

10:51am Wed 23 Apr 14

rozmister says...

Baysider wrote:
rozmister wrote:
billd766 wrote:
Baysider wrote:
billd766 wrote:
I live in rural Thailand in a small village 6 km from the council depot. I put my bins down by the edge of the road and leave them there. All the trash goes into black bin linerstied up when they are full.
The trash men come along every Tuesday morning around 5.30 am and empty the bins.
This costs me the princely sum of about 60p.




A month and for that they will take everything that is put out. Every New Year I go out and give each of the crew a present for all their hard work.
Terrific. Thanks for you very helpful comparison of refuse collection pricing between the UK and Thailand.

I have no idea what the average weekly wage in Thailand is but I would stake my mortgage that as a percentage 15p is WAY more than we pay for our bins to be collected. In fact I think we don't pay very much more than that in the UK per week so you should ask for a reduction.
The salary in Thailand for unskilled labout is about £6 a day. The bin crews are probably on about £130 per month so I figure that is is a bit cheaper for me than for you plus they do take everything. The rufuse truck goes off somewhere after it is full and the trash is sorted for recycling before the rest of the rubbish goes to the tip.
People come around to buy all the recyclable stuff from the houses and sell it on.
It's £1.06 per week in Bournemouth for waste & recycling collections and that includes rubbish collections which are sorted rather than taken to landfill, recycling which is then sorted and recycled, food waste which is recycled and green waste which is also recycled. Considering the bin crews here probably earn 10 times more in the UK than Thailand it's not bad going!
Tbf rozmister I didn't think it was that much per week in the UK so I'd be interested in where that figure's from? Regardless, even £50 a year represents great value for someone to come to our house and take our refuse and recycling away and is certainly better than in Thailand as a percentage of household income. Bizarre and irrelevant though that comparison is!
That figure comes from the A guide to your Council Tax 2014 - 2015 as published on Bournemouth Borough Council's website (see link) http://www.bournemou
th.gov.uk/CouncilDem
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It's pretty good value especially when you think about the amount of manpower it takes to visit every single house and empty the bins! Our bin men are very nice too, leave the bins tidy and are friendly.
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billd766[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billd766[/bold] wrote: I live in rural Thailand in a small village 6 km from the council depot. I put my bins down by the edge of the road and leave them there. All the trash goes into black bin linerstied up when they are full. The trash men come along every Tuesday morning around 5.30 am and empty the bins. This costs me the princely sum of about 60p. A month and for that they will take everything that is put out. Every New Year I go out and give each of the crew a present for all their hard work.[/p][/quote]Terrific. Thanks for you very helpful comparison of refuse collection pricing between the UK and Thailand. I have no idea what the average weekly wage in Thailand is but I would stake my mortgage that as a percentage 15p is WAY more than we pay for our bins to be collected. In fact I think we don't pay very much more than that in the UK per week so you should ask for a reduction.[/p][/quote]The salary in Thailand for unskilled labout is about £6 a day. The bin crews are probably on about £130 per month so I figure that is is a bit cheaper for me than for you plus they do take everything. The rufuse truck goes off somewhere after it is full and the trash is sorted for recycling before the rest of the rubbish goes to the tip. People come around to buy all the recyclable stuff from the houses and sell it on.[/p][/quote]It's £1.06 per week in Bournemouth for waste & recycling collections and that includes rubbish collections which are sorted rather than taken to landfill, recycling which is then sorted and recycled, food waste which is recycled and green waste which is also recycled. Considering the bin crews here probably earn 10 times more in the UK than Thailand it's not bad going![/p][/quote]Tbf rozmister I didn't think it was that much per week in the UK so I'd be interested in where that figure's from? Regardless, even £50 a year represents great value for someone to come to our house and take our refuse and recycling away and is certainly better than in Thailand as a percentage of household income. Bizarre and irrelevant though that comparison is![/p][/quote]That figure comes from the A guide to your Council Tax 2014 - 2015 as published on Bournemouth Borough Council's website (see link) http://www.bournemou th.gov.uk/CouncilDem ocracy/CouncilTax/A- guide-to-your-Counci l-Tax-leaflet.aspx It's pretty good value especially when you think about the amount of manpower it takes to visit every single house and empty the bins! Our bin men are very nice too, leave the bins tidy and are friendly. rozmister
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12:47pm Wed 23 Apr 14

askquestion says...

I remember the good old days when we had great big metal bins. they had to be collected from the back yard, slung over the dustmans shoulder and into a lorry. no automatic tipping trucks then, no wheels ! i have had bins left for weeks. numerous calls and emails. finally threatened not to bother recycling at all, and the bin was emptied. !
I remember the good old days when we had great big metal bins. they had to be collected from the back yard, slung over the dustmans shoulder and into a lorry. no automatic tipping trucks then, no wheels ! i have had bins left for weeks. numerous calls and emails. finally threatened not to bother recycling at all, and the bin was emptied. ! askquestion
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2:45pm Wed 23 Apr 14

nickynoodah says...

askquestion wrote:
I remember the good old days when we had great big metal bins. they had to be collected from the back yard, slung over the dustmans shoulder and into a lorry. no automatic tipping trucks then, no wheels ! i have had bins left for weeks. numerous calls and emails. finally threatened not to bother recycling at all, and the bin was emptied. !
Is this the truth bins on shoulders
or did you just make it up
I don't believe it
not in my day .
[quote][p][bold]askquestion[/bold] wrote: I remember the good old days when we had great big metal bins. they had to be collected from the back yard, slung over the dustmans shoulder and into a lorry. no automatic tipping trucks then, no wheels ! i have had bins left for weeks. numerous calls and emails. finally threatened not to bother recycling at all, and the bin was emptied. ![/p][/quote]Is this the truth bins on shoulders or did you just make it up I don't believe it not in my day . nickynoodah
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9:31pm Wed 23 Apr 14

afcdibby says...

billd766 wrote:
I live in rural Thailand in a small village 6 km from the council depot. I put my bins down by the edge of the road and leave them there. All the trash goes into black bin linerstied up when they are full.
The trash men come along every Tuesday morning around 5.30 am and empty the bins.
This costs me the princely sum of about 60p.




A month and for that they will take everything that is put out. Every New Year I go out and give each of the crew a present for all their hard work.
I love your story long time.
[quote][p][bold]billd766[/bold] wrote: I live in rural Thailand in a small village 6 km from the council depot. I put my bins down by the edge of the road and leave them there. All the trash goes into black bin linerstied up when they are full. The trash men come along every Tuesday morning around 5.30 am and empty the bins. This costs me the princely sum of about 60p. A month and for that they will take everything that is put out. Every New Year I go out and give each of the crew a present for all their hard work.[/p][/quote]I love your story long time. afcdibby
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1:37pm Thu 24 Apr 14

rozmister says...

askquestion wrote:
I remember the good old days when we had great big metal bins. they had to be collected from the back yard, slung over the dustmans shoulder and into a lorry. no automatic tipping trucks then, no wheels ! i have had bins left for weeks. numerous calls and emails. finally threatened not to bother recycling at all, and the bin was emptied. !
And the bin men retired or changed jobs much younger because their bins were knackered. Oh yeh, those good old days when healthy young men were crippled by lugging around bins!
[quote][p][bold]askquestion[/bold] wrote: I remember the good old days when we had great big metal bins. they had to be collected from the back yard, slung over the dustmans shoulder and into a lorry. no automatic tipping trucks then, no wheels ! i have had bins left for weeks. numerous calls and emails. finally threatened not to bother recycling at all, and the bin was emptied. ![/p][/quote]And the bin men retired or changed jobs much younger because their bins were knackered. Oh yeh, those good old days when healthy young men were crippled by lugging around bins! rozmister
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3:23pm Thu 24 Apr 14

rozmister says...

rozmister wrote:
askquestion wrote:
I remember the good old days when we had great big metal bins. they had to be collected from the back yard, slung over the dustmans shoulder and into a lorry. no automatic tipping trucks then, no wheels ! i have had bins left for weeks. numerous calls and emails. finally threatened not to bother recycling at all, and the bin was emptied. !
And the bin men retired or changed jobs much younger because their bins were knackered. Oh yeh, those good old days when healthy young men were crippled by lugging around bins!
Backs were knackered even.
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]askquestion[/bold] wrote: I remember the good old days when we had great big metal bins. they had to be collected from the back yard, slung over the dustmans shoulder and into a lorry. no automatic tipping trucks then, no wheels ! i have had bins left for weeks. numerous calls and emails. finally threatened not to bother recycling at all, and the bin was emptied. ![/p][/quote]And the bin men retired or changed jobs much younger because their bins were knackered. Oh yeh, those good old days when healthy young men were crippled by lugging around bins![/p][/quote]Backs were knackered even. rozmister
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9:56am Mon 16 Jun 14

Richard45 says...

I have a lot aof sympathy for the refuse collectors, they get very little formal training on how to do their job and instead are expected to pick it up as they go along
I have a lot aof sympathy for the refuse collectors, they get very little formal training on how to do their job and instead are expected to pick it up as they go along Richard45
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