Bin men guilty of littering

I READ in the paper today (Tuesday 22nd) that Caerphilly County Borough Council enforcement officers had handed out 248 fixed penalty notices for littering offences, which I wholeheartedly support and to report any concerns to Caerphilly Street Pride on 01443 866566.

The enforcement officers should start by following the refuse vehicles around and see some, (not all) loaders, who, upon emptying the bins into the refuse vehicles, accidentally spill items upon the road and leave them, after throwing the empty bins to land anywhere handy. Are their refuse loaders and drivers exempt of this legislation in leaving discarded items, (possibly a health risk), exposed upon the public highway? They are not only in breach of this legislation, but in breach of Health and Safety legislation also. Perhaps the authority should look into this more deeply Ken V. Holder Hill Street Risca

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4:07pm Tue 29 Jan 13

33daverave says...

Perhaps they could come to Newport and sort out the biggest litterers in the town, Wastesavers.
Now there`s a bunch who leave a trail of filth wherever they go and don`t bother to clean it up.
Perhaps they could come to Newport and sort out the biggest litterers in the town, Wastesavers. Now there`s a bunch who leave a trail of filth wherever they go and don`t bother to clean it up. 33daverave
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4:24pm Tue 29 Jan 13

jaggededge says...

spot on daverave
spot on daverave jaggededge
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4:43pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Llanmartinangel says...

Too true. I followed a Wastesaver lorry along Magor road and plastic bottles were flying out of it ten at a time. When I challenged them at the Coldra lights I was told they 'didn't have any nets to keep them in'.
Too true. I followed a Wastesaver lorry along Magor road and plastic bottles were flying out of it ten at a time. When I challenged them at the Coldra lights I was told they 'didn't have any nets to keep them in'. Llanmartinangel
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7:43pm Tue 29 Jan 13

33daverave says...

Llanmartinangel wrote:
Too true. I followed a Wastesaver lorry along Magor road and plastic bottles were flying out of it ten at a time. When I challenged them at the Coldra lights I was told they 'didn't have any nets to keep them in'.
Where I live if they drop a bottle or can they just leave it there.
Well you're not going to get the best employees from Prescoed nick are you ?
[quote][p][bold]Llanmartinangel[/bold] wrote: Too true. I followed a Wastesaver lorry along Magor road and plastic bottles were flying out of it ten at a time. When I challenged them at the Coldra lights I was told they 'didn't have any nets to keep them in'.[/p][/quote]Where I live if they drop a bottle or can they just leave it there. Well you're not going to get the best employees from Prescoed nick are you ? 33daverave
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8:50pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Riley2012 says...

Very true 33daverave, that's without them using the recycle boxes as bowling balls and breaking them when the crash against wall or pavement or 50yards down from your house.
Very true 33daverave, that's without them using the recycle boxes as bowling balls and breaking them when the crash against wall or pavement or 50yards down from your house. Riley2012
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8:52pm Tue 29 Jan 13

33daverave says...

Riley2012 wrote:
Very true 33daverave, that's without them using the recycle boxes as bowling balls and breaking them when the crash against wall or pavement or 50yards down from your house.
Too true.They should change their name from Wastesavers to Wasters.
[quote][p][bold]Riley2012[/bold] wrote: Very true 33daverave, that's without them using the recycle boxes as bowling balls and breaking them when the crash against wall or pavement or 50yards down from your house.[/p][/quote]Too true.They should change their name from Wastesavers to Wasters. 33daverave
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12:27pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Ginger Taff says...

How about being a bit pro-active and reporting the issues you have with Wastesavers to the relevant people, instead of moaning about it!!
How about being a bit pro-active and reporting the issues you have with Wastesavers to the relevant people, instead of moaning about it!! Ginger Taff
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1:44pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Cwmderi says...

It looks as if Mr Holder of Risca is on a super luxury collection system compared to the poor residents of Newport.
It looks as if Mr Holder of Risca is on a super luxury collection system compared to the poor residents of Newport. Cwmderi
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