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Binmen....

.....put the blooming thing back where you got it from once you have emptied it

I bring it to the end of the drive, as instructed by the council (you know, the people who pay you via my council tax!) The least you can do is leave it on my drive.

I now have to walk the streets looking for an abandoned wheelie bin.
Again!!

Need more coffee to calm down!

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Do what my parents' neighbours do:
Just leave them in the street.

Everyone can then have fun
playing wheeliebin slalom.


UK bin collections are a joke.
In any other country the population
would have risen in revolt against
such penny pinching, faux ecomental
measures.
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We tend to get everything dumped in one spot and all the recycling bins in a heap. As a result my recycle bin for paper has gone awol. Mrs Pat is most indignant about this (it has a great big number 2 on it - a stick on number, not a ...errr....never mind) so she keeps saying "They should know it's not theirs!".

I pointed out to her that as she had dragged two recycle bins with 4" high fluorescent "3"s on 'em she's not really one to talk but I think she had gone on to another subject by then.
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I live in the corner of a cul-de-sac there aren't that many places to leave it but it's nowhere to be seen!!

The other one is to leave all the neighbours bins on my drive so I have to distribute them back to their rightful owners before I can park!!

I must put numbers on my bins but as all my neighbours have numbers my bins stand out because they are un-numbered. My own mad logic. Guess it confuses a binman.

1 + point at least they come on a bank holiday

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Never mind. After brexit it'll go back to black bags, containing all garbage, collected bi-weekly
and being incinerated or dumped directly into
landfill.

That'll teach the meddling technocrats
of Brussels.
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Bin update!

Mine has turned up. Neighbours had taken it they didn't notice it not having their number written on it. Binmen put my grey bin with their green bin on their drive.

BUT, their bin is now missing

It's not difficult is it? Pick it up off the drive, empty it in to lorry, put it back where it came from!

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What about the brown bin?

And the small food waste bin?

Update please!


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Still no sign of bin24! Just popped to bakery no stray bins in the road

Only got two bins and a green box

Grey bin - general waste (no grass cuttings garden waste etc) emptied every week
Green bin - recycled stuff (paper, cardboard, tin and plastic) empires every 2 weeks
Green box for glass - emptied every 2 weeks

I can pay for an extra bin for garden waste or take it to the tip, but it must be the right tip for my postcode! Can't stray across council borders

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I just popped 20 yds down the road and chucked this weekend's bottles in the bottle "bank".


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I just popped 20 yds down the road and chucked this weekend's bottles in the bottle "bank".


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Love dropping glass in to those big bins!! Very therapeutic!!
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About 2 months ago I had to get rid of all the internal doors as they were being replaced. This included 2 full size fully glazed doors.

"Do you want these in to get the wood or the glass out mate?"

"Nah, just chuck 'em in the non-recyclable!"



*30 yard run-up with 7' door held aloft - release door from 12' up into concrete bay below*

CRASH!!

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Well a quick wander around the streets after the rainstorm and still no sign of the errant "bin24".

All this talk of smashing glass is making me sad I left them out for the binmen. I could have popped to Sainsbury's and sent them on a glorious journey for my pleasure!!

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This rant thread is more of a mystery thread now, sorry!

24 hrs on and still no sign of "bin24". Guess if I was my neighbour I'd be ranting more!!!

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No really rantage, but what if, just imagine this if you will, there were alternatives allowed to having the council monopolising the job?

Always being told monopolies are bad, so why not have some competition in the rubbish collecting game?
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They did that. All the UK collections are run by a big French company now, after they won
the tendering processes.
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" big French company"

Les Poubelliers?
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They sound like they could deliver a solution.
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" big French company"

Les Poubelliers?
This lot Veolia

The morons duly elected representatives and officers of Shropshire got a huge one up the wrong 'un over our incinerator.

So we now have a burning sheet-heap on our doorstep.

Yay!
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Are you trying to be cheesy?
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We have a shared drive access to the house. For all intents and purposes it is just an extension of the road.
If you should not place your bin/s at the end of it they will not be emptied and when you do where you find them afterwards is another mystery.

Good rant BTW.
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They did that. All the UK collections are run by a big French company now, after they won the tendering processes.
That's not competition now, is it?

Competition is when the consumer chooses dynamically. Not when the consumer chooses some representatives to do hundreds of different things as a package deal and then those representatives choose a single, monopoly provider of a service. To call that competition would be like saying it's a horse race if everyone (who can be bothered to vote) at a race track chooses a small group of "representatives" every few years and then those representatives choose one horse and that horse is the only horse running on the racetrack until a few years later when a new bunch of representatives are chosen who may pick a different horse.
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Certain things should be provided as a unified service. Otherwise there is only utter chaos.

See also: Buses in Manchester (and other parts of the UK) after deregulation and
"free market competition" in the 1990s.
Utter clusterfvck resulting in **** service, race-to-the-bottom, congested polluted city
and the emergence of a complete monopoly by the likes of Stagecoach.
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Garbage collection isn't a bus service now, is it? Although, sometimes on buses in some cities one might think it's been out collecting garbage judging by the state inside!
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