Publc service?

LAST week a community-minded individual took a can from the road and placed it in my recycling bin, which was awaiting collection. The kindly soul who was happy to keep the roads free of litter did the right thing. However because he placed it in the bag for plastics, none of my re cycling was collected.

One solitary can, which, had the idiot ash bin man used one iota of intelligence and discretion could with ease have been placed in the appropriate container.

Laziness, incompetence and a disgrace when one considers that these people are employed to serve the community. Newport City Council is about to launch into a new and vigorous round of enforced re cycling. Smaller bins, paper bags and an even greater demand on Joe Public to do their job for them.

The legislation for this is accompanied, as usual, by the threat of massive fines if we do not comply. I agree wholeheartedly with the principles of waste reduction but will someone in government please take Newport City Council in hand and give them some serious lessons in Public Relations. Their appalling attitude is in desperate need of some recycling.

Jan Preece Newport

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11:36am Thu 6 Mar 14

theviking666 says...

bins too heavy, lids up, wrong bins, all job worth, or scared of what the bosses will do!
bins too heavy, lids up, wrong bins, all job worth, or scared of what the bosses will do! theviking666
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12:40pm Thu 6 Mar 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

As I've said before - many of your binmen and street cleaners are now unpaid slaves. Don't be surprised if standards fall.
As I've said before - many of your binmen and street cleaners are now unpaid slaves. Don't be surprised if standards fall. GardenVarietyMushroom
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6:47pm Thu 6 Mar 14

insider2 says...

I find this story a little odd.

How did you know that some "kindly soul" had put the can into your recycling system? Presumably you saw him?

If so, did you not see that he had placed it into the wrong receptacle and therefore did you not think to rectify the error prior to the bin men turning up, or was it too much of an effort?
I find this story a little odd. How did you know that some "kindly soul" had put the can into your recycling system? Presumably you saw him? If so, did you not see that he had placed it into the wrong receptacle and therefore did you not think to rectify the error prior to the bin men turning up, or was it too much of an effort? insider2
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7:44pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Mr Bump. says...

I thought wastesavers did the recycling not the ash bin men. You still in Woseley street Jan?
I thought wastesavers did the recycling not the ash bin men. You still in Woseley street Jan? Mr Bump.
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9:06am Fri 7 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

I only have ONE box for waste besides the bin, not once have the bin men refused to empty that box or sort out bottles, plastic and metal from it. Stick the tins at the BOTTOM of a bin,then they have to empty it first to find them lol....
I only have ONE box for waste besides the bin, not once have the bin men refused to empty that box or sort out bottles, plastic and metal from it. Stick the tins at the BOTTOM of a bin,then they have to empty it first to find them lol.... Mervyn James
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3:35pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Mr Bump. says...

Mervyn James wrote:
I only have ONE box for waste besides the bin, not once have the bin men refused to empty that box or sort out bottles, plastic and metal from it. Stick the tins at the BOTTOM of a bin,then they have to empty it first to find them lol....
Same here Mervyn, but i also put all my plastic in a bag seperatly from that. If someone came along and then put a tin in that bag, i wouldn't call the recyclemen "Idiot ash bin men." I'd think oh, who the B....y hell put that in there? Oh well i'll take it out and put the plastic out again next week.

If anyone's an 'idiot' hear Preece, it's you.
[quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: I only have ONE box for waste besides the bin, not once have the bin men refused to empty that box or sort out bottles, plastic and metal from it. Stick the tins at the BOTTOM of a bin,then they have to empty it first to find them lol....[/p][/quote]Same here Mervyn, but i also put all my plastic in a bag seperatly from that. If someone came along and then put a tin in that bag, i wouldn't call the recyclemen "Idiot ash bin men." I'd think oh, who the B....y hell put that in there? Oh well i'll take it out and put the plastic out again next week. If anyone's an 'idiot' hear Preece, it's you. Mr Bump.
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3:37pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Mr Bump. says...

Mr Bump. wrote:
Mervyn James wrote:
I only have ONE box for waste besides the bin, not once have the bin men refused to empty that box or sort out bottles, plastic and metal from it. Stick the tins at the BOTTOM of a bin,then they have to empty it first to find them lol....
Same here Mervyn, but i also put all my plastic in a bag seperatly from that. If someone came along and then put a tin in that bag, i wouldn't call the recyclemen "Idiot ash bin men." I'd think oh, who the B....y hell put that in there? Oh well i'll take it out and put the plastic out again next week.

If anyone's an 'idiot' hear Preece, it's you.
Sorry, I really meant, Here.

Feel free to call me an idiot Preece
[quote][p][bold]Mr Bump.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: I only have ONE box for waste besides the bin, not once have the bin men refused to empty that box or sort out bottles, plastic and metal from it. Stick the tins at the BOTTOM of a bin,then they have to empty it first to find them lol....[/p][/quote]Same here Mervyn, but i also put all my plastic in a bag seperatly from that. If someone came along and then put a tin in that bag, i wouldn't call the recyclemen "Idiot ash bin men." I'd think oh, who the B....y hell put that in there? Oh well i'll take it out and put the plastic out again next week. If anyone's an 'idiot' hear Preece, it's you.[/p][/quote]Sorry, I really meant, Here. Feel free to call me an idiot Preece Mr Bump.
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