Bigger bins on their way to residents as great Poole bin swap gets underway

Bournemouth Echo: Bigger bins on their way to residents as great Poole bin swap gets underway Bigger bins on their way to residents as great Poole bin swap gets underway

NEW bigger blue bins are on their way to Poole residents in a bid to encourage them to recycle more.

By the end of the year households will have a larger blue recycling bin and a smaller black waste bin.

The swap will happen automatically and residents should leave their bins out by 6am on normal collection days between June 2 and the end of September.

“We launched the blue bin recycling scheme 10 years ago and since then changes in technology have meant that more items can now be recycled,” said Cllr Xena Dion, cabinet portfolio holder for the environment.

“These bigger bins will make it easier for households to recycle more, helping to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. We hope residents will find our new recycling booklet helpful, as it gives useful advice and tips as to how you can reduce waste in your black bin.

“This is a huge project and it will take us a few months to complete. We would like to thank residents for their patience during this change-over period.”

Approximately 30,500 households will be affected by the bin swap. Households which already have a large blue bin and a smaller black bin, or those who live in a flat with shared bins, will not be affected.

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3:24pm Thu 29 May 14

Jo__Go says...

A lot of comments on the Facebook post of this story saying that families of 6-8 will struggle with only a small black bin. Are there many of those in Poole?

I'd be fascinated to see the numbers behind this decision, both the financials and the anticipated volumes, and of course an analysis of family sizes and associated waste/recycling rates.
A lot of comments on the Facebook post of this story saying that families of 6-8 will struggle with only a small black bin. Are there many of those in Poole? I'd be fascinated to see the numbers behind this decision, both the financials and the anticipated volumes, and of course an analysis of family sizes and associated waste/recycling rates. Jo__Go
  • Score: 5

3:42pm Thu 29 May 14

Tictock says...

Jo__Go wrote:
A lot of comments on the Facebook post of this story saying that families of 6-8 will struggle with only a small black bin. Are there many of those in Poole?

I'd be fascinated to see the numbers behind this decision, both the financials and the anticipated volumes, and of course an analysis of family sizes and associated waste/recycling rates.
Er . . . your talking about Poole council here, it will have been decided over a digestive biscuit, a nice cup of tea and that pleasant man from public relation/media! Don't start slurring the decision with logical stats or research! More tea?
[quote][p][bold]Jo__Go[/bold] wrote: A lot of comments on the Facebook post of this story saying that families of 6-8 will struggle with only a small black bin. Are there many of those in Poole? I'd be fascinated to see the numbers behind this decision, both the financials and the anticipated volumes, and of course an analysis of family sizes and associated waste/recycling rates.[/p][/quote]Er . . . your talking about Poole council here, it will have been decided over a digestive biscuit, a nice cup of tea and that pleasant man from public relation/media! Don't start slurring the decision with logical stats or research! More tea? Tictock
  • Score: 2

3:45pm Thu 29 May 14

Teddy 1 says...

What a waste of money. People will end up putting rubbish into public bins. Another bad decision by the council. Watch out for the slops bins next. Poole council stop trying to force change on us.

I really hope that we dont see a change to fortnightly collections next but I guess we will...that will be phase two.
What a waste of money. People will end up putting rubbish into public bins. Another bad decision by the council. Watch out for the slops bins next. Poole council stop trying to force change on us. I really hope that we dont see a change to fortnightly collections next but I guess we will...that will be phase two. Teddy 1
  • Score: 4

6:42pm Thu 29 May 14

Carolyn43 says...

The council had said that if you are large family and need a large black bin as well as a large blue one, you could apply for it and they would consider each case.
The council had said that if you are large family and need a large black bin as well as a large blue one, you could apply for it and they would consider each case. Carolyn43
  • Score: 4

7:23pm Thu 29 May 14

Baysider says...

Tictock wrote:
Jo__Go wrote:
A lot of comments on the Facebook post of this story saying that families of 6-8 will struggle with only a small black bin. Are there many of those in Poole?

I'd be fascinated to see the numbers behind this decision, both the financials and the anticipated volumes, and of course an analysis of family sizes and associated waste/recycling rates.
Er . . . your talking about Poole council here, it will have been decided over a digestive biscuit, a nice cup of tea and that pleasant man from public relation/media! Don't start slurring the decision with logical stats or research! More tea?
The irony of you critising this decision on the basis of the absence of facts when you have no more idea than anyone else on here is probably lost on you I expect.
[quote][p][bold]Tictock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jo__Go[/bold] wrote: A lot of comments on the Facebook post of this story saying that families of 6-8 will struggle with only a small black bin. Are there many of those in Poole? I'd be fascinated to see the numbers behind this decision, both the financials and the anticipated volumes, and of course an analysis of family sizes and associated waste/recycling rates.[/p][/quote]Er . . . your talking about Poole council here, it will have been decided over a digestive biscuit, a nice cup of tea and that pleasant man from public relation/media! Don't start slurring the decision with logical stats or research! More tea?[/p][/quote]The irony of you critising this decision on the basis of the absence of facts when you have no more idea than anyone else on here is probably lost on you I expect. Baysider
  • Score: 0

9:21pm Thu 29 May 14

DansAFCB says...

Stick your blue bin where the sun doesn't shine! I don't use and will not use the BLUE thing! If you TRY and take my black bin I will just leave my rubbish in binbags on the side of the road and the blue one will be used for my waste, all of it and I won't be separating anything!
Stick your blue bin where the sun doesn't shine! I don't use and will not use the BLUE thing! If you TRY and take my black bin I will just leave my rubbish in binbags on the side of the road and the blue one will be used for my waste, all of it and I won't be separating anything! DansAFCB
  • Score: -5

9:22pm Thu 29 May 14

Peroni says...

Makes me laugh, was like the skips with separate divisions for different coloured bottles,public put green ...brown ....etc into each labeled hole.
Then the skip was taken to the landfill and emptied in one go on the landfill.
It's training and mind games !
Your not told the truth !!!!
Makes me laugh, was like the skips with separate divisions for different coloured bottles,public put green ...brown ....etc into each labeled hole. Then the skip was taken to the landfill and emptied in one go on the landfill. It's training and mind games ! Your not told the truth !!!! Peroni
  • Score: 2

9:52pm Thu 29 May 14

apm1954 says...

why did they not swap the black bins with the blue ones job done.no doubt they have an answer , that we the taxpayer wont understand..
why did they not swap the black bins with the blue ones job done.no doubt they have an answer , that we the taxpayer wont understand.. apm1954
  • Score: 5

8:18am Fri 30 May 14

rozmister says...

DansAFCB wrote:
Stick your blue bin where the sun doesn't shine! I don't use and will not use the BLUE thing! If you TRY and take my black bin I will just leave my rubbish in binbags on the side of the road and the blue one will be used for my waste, all of it and I won't be separating anything!
Good luck with that. You can be fined for failing to adequately store & present your rubbish for collection. Plus I'm sure your neighbours will have a few choice words to say when your bags are ripped open all over the floor. You've got 3 choices - accept the changes, move somewhere else with a system you prefer to this one or pay a private company to collect your rubbish so you can choose how you present it.

Poole are trying to bring their services in line with Dorset & Bournemouth, council's with higher recycling rates.
[quote][p][bold]DansAFCB[/bold] wrote: Stick your blue bin where the sun doesn't shine! I don't use and will not use the BLUE thing! If you TRY and take my black bin I will just leave my rubbish in binbags on the side of the road and the blue one will be used for my waste, all of it and I won't be separating anything![/p][/quote]Good luck with that. You can be fined for failing to adequately store & present your rubbish for collection. Plus I'm sure your neighbours will have a few choice words to say when your bags are ripped open all over the floor. You've got 3 choices - accept the changes, move somewhere else with a system you prefer to this one or pay a private company to collect your rubbish so you can choose how you present it. Poole are trying to bring their services in line with Dorset & Bournemouth, council's with higher recycling rates. rozmister
  • Score: 3

9:37am Fri 30 May 14

RM says...

I have two questions about this change - 1. Was there any public consultation on this or is it being forced on us by those who think they know better than the 'ordinary people'. 2. How was both the cost of providing the new bins & the cost of disposal of the old bins justified and how much is it all costing?? Surely the simple (and cost free) solution would have been to make our current black bins our recycling bins & make our current blue bins become our ordinary waste bins? They would even have our house numbers on them already.
I am particularly concerned about the cost aspect of this exercise since we've been told that a local busy dementia home is closing because the council can't afford to update it.
I have two questions about this change - 1. Was there any public consultation on this or is it being forced on us by those who think they know better than the 'ordinary people'. 2. How was both the cost of providing the new bins & the cost of disposal of the old bins justified and how much is it all costing?? Surely the simple (and cost free) solution would have been to make our current black bins our recycling bins & make our current blue bins become our ordinary waste bins? They would even have our house numbers on them already. I am particularly concerned about the cost aspect of this exercise since we've been told that a local busy dementia home is closing because the council can't afford to update it. RM
  • Score: 0

4:54pm Fri 30 May 14

crispy_pants says...

RM wrote:
I have two questions about this change - 1. Was there any public consultation on this or is it being forced on us by those who think they know better than the 'ordinary people'. 2. How was both the cost of providing the new bins & the cost of disposal of the old bins justified and how much is it all costing?? Surely the simple (and cost free) solution would have been to make our current black bins our recycling bins & make our current blue bins become our ordinary waste bins? They would even have our house numbers on them already.
I am particularly concerned about the cost aspect of this exercise since we've been told that a local busy dementia home is closing because the council can't afford to update it.
I hardly think the black bins would be suitable for recycling unless they were all cleaned. My black bin is disgusting and I'm really pleased it's going to be replaced.
[quote][p][bold]RM[/bold] wrote: I have two questions about this change - 1. Was there any public consultation on this or is it being forced on us by those who think they know better than the 'ordinary people'. 2. How was both the cost of providing the new bins & the cost of disposal of the old bins justified and how much is it all costing?? Surely the simple (and cost free) solution would have been to make our current black bins our recycling bins & make our current blue bins become our ordinary waste bins? They would even have our house numbers on them already. I am particularly concerned about the cost aspect of this exercise since we've been told that a local busy dementia home is closing because the council can't afford to update it.[/p][/quote]I hardly think the black bins would be suitable for recycling unless they were all cleaned. My black bin is disgusting and I'm really pleased it's going to be replaced. crispy_pants
  • Score: 1

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