LBBD we were promised Wheelie bins for the recycling material, we have bags pushed along in high winds.Our is like many promises this Authority is good at giving they fade away under the gravy. Tweet Comments Showing 13 of 13 Mark H 9 months, 2 weeks ago We are constantly recollecting our orange bags in the wind too!I believe the wheelie bins were not due til the end of the summer - and they were a cost saving so I am sure they will not go back on their decision.I only found out about these new wheelie bins when looking up what to do if somebody had stolen your blue box for glass - which I obviously then found out the council had taken them away as another cost saving! Barry W 9 months, 2 weeks ago Mark are you saying that once again LBBD have PORKY PIED lived in this Borough all my life so why should I be shocked.Perhaps if they cut back on managers in the waste department rather than cutting residents equipment GGGGRRRR> Mark H 9 months, 2 weeks ago I dont think I said they lied did I? Kayte 9 months, 2 weeks ago I don't want the wheelie bin and will refuse it if they bring one. In my opinion there is nothing worse than the sight of rows and rows of bins outside peoples property and on collection day, rows and rows of bins on the pavement outside peoples property. I know some people like them but personally I think they were a complete waste of our money and now the main focal point walking along some streets is neither the property, nor the gardens, but the ugly bins. What is wrong with keeping rubbish in a dustbin with a liner bag in the back garden and putting the bag out on collection day like we used to? Barry W 9 months, 2 weeks ago We have two bins now why would one more make a difference,Vermin cats dogs foxes all open black bin bags.I no what would prefere to see outside my home. Sorry but never said LBBD were lying but they are good at that. Kayte 9 months, 2 weeks ago I don't have any bins and never have a problem with torn bags because I put my bags out when I am supposed to not days before collection day. I have more problem with people chucking rubbish as they walk past, or out of their car windows, which then ends up in my front garden. Sick of tidying up after these lazy people. As for an extra bin, 10 houses will now have 30 bins between them, that, to me, is excessive and ugly. Like I said before though, it is my personal opinion. I can't stand to see a street full of rubbish bins. Neil Sec 9 months, 2 weeks ago We had a new lot of bags delivered the other week and then three days later the bins for our places were changed and we now have a bin for paper and card and another for mixed recycling inc glass. Joanne J 9 months, 2 weeks ago I prefer the wheelie bins nothing worse then running up the road trying to pick up your blown around bags or picking up the rubbish and rebagging after wild animals attack in any weather. The blue bottle bin i kept bin men said i could so i use it for weeds when doing garden lighter to carry and saves me dragging green bin through the house so has not been wasted. Waiting for new orange bin for recycling i read somewhere will get end of summer, will be glad when the day comes i dont open my cupboard under stairs and i am knocked down by rolls of bags. Ken Rinactive 9 months, 2 weeks ago In our area I think that in principle the bins, after initial complaints has been a success. I feel that the major benefit, other than the binmen now working in a better environment, is we get less rubbish strewn along the road either by the wind, anti-social yobs or the other type of feral wildlife. A downsides is the fact that as most of the street in which I live is made up of terraced houses, I along with many others leeave the bins in the front garden, albeit as discretely as possible with something of that size. That is because I am not on a weekly basis going to drag what will soon be three bins through my house and even if I were inclined to so it would still be in the front overnight as I have no intention of getting up at 6.00 am so its there just before the dustmen arrive. In the whole scheme of things I think that it has been a change which has been generally accepted by the residents so for once and probably only once I will say "Well done LBBD" Linda H 9 months, 2 weeks ago I like having the wheelie bins, its a lot cleaner and easy but I do find them a bit unsightly I do live in an end house so can pull them into the back garden but space is limited so its a bit of a squeeze. I do not really want another one really. I find the orange bags fine I have never had one ripped open I do rinse tins and bottles out though so maybe that helps. Colin N 9 months, 2 weeks ago Pros ad cons. With wheelie bins out front you can't miss collection day, and they're fox proof, but they are ugly, and once you start to get more than 1 for different types of materials you've got a front garden nearly full of bins. It is hard to be discreet.I live in a flat and we have a bin room in the block, and there are euro bins for recycling nearby. This is OK for me. Not perfect - we have too many bins and they don't get emptied if they only have a little in them. The only thing I can think of with houses with not very many people in is trying to share bins with a neighbour, but you would probably have to be getting on with them well before you even broached the question and at best it's just going to ease the problem. I'm with Barking & Dagenham Cycling Campaign Kayte 9 months, 2 weeks ago I'm happy to stay as a minority with my total dislike of the wheelie, probably, in part, due to the way I was brought up, my mum would NEVER leave rubbish out the front of her house, this was instilled in me from a very young age and to be honest I totally agree with her, then and now. If weekly rubbish is kept in a bin bag within a closed dustbin and left out only on collection day there should be no damage from passing foxes/cats/dogs or other feral creatures. The orange recycling bin should not have anything in it that attracts attention from animals either, as Linda H says, rinsing the empty tins and plastic bottles ensures there is little to attract them. The way the recycling refuse collectors work in my street is thus, one or two men walk along collecting the orange bags, the lorry drives along the road slowly and the men throw the bags in the back, the lorry isn't stopping and the whole operation is relatively quiet and fast. Compare that to the lorry having to stop for bins to be emptied via whatever mechanism is involved, sorry I am not familiar with the mechanics of these refuse lorries but I do know it is noisy and time consuming, the bin has to be then returned to the property it came from, double handling, waste of time and energy. Terraced houses have no option but to keep them in the front garden which is why I refused to have them in the first place. If I had an accessible rear garden to keep them in I may have considered it if the rest of the street had them. Flats have historically had communal bins and this seems to work fine, you wouldn't expect flat dwellers to have their rubbish bin outside the front door and I don't expect to be forced to have bins outside mine. If other people like them that is fine. I don't, and as they are not mandatory I will carry on not having them. Ken Rinactive 9 months, 2 weeks ago I would rather a bin than a split bag with rubbish strewn around for what ever reason. I can only assume Katye that your collection is made at a civilised time in what is obviously a more civilised area. Ii accept that they are unsightly especially in properties where outside space is very limited. Comments are closed. Why not start a new conversation?