Recycling woes

First published in Letters

HOW ON earth can Newport City Council expect residents to re-cycle when it appears that we now have to split and sort all re-cycling?

It seems that us as the customer is doing all the work and the company who collects the re-cycling is getting very picky over what they take and how they take it. I have just come home to find my new sack for the cardboard uncollected. No message but according to the Council Contact Centre I may have left the bag on my drive and not on the pavement. How stupid, because when someone falls over my re-cycling on the pavement it will be a good job I have insurance. Come on Newport City Council let’s get sorted and put the taxpayer, (customer) at the heart of everything it does.

Andrew Mitchell Elm Grove Newport

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9:11am Tue 3 Jun 14

pinkgirl23 says...

Im experiancing the same problems myself. I left my new cardboard bag out all day last thursday only for it to still be there uncollected in the evening along with the few other neighbours that made the effort. I now have a bag filled with sodden cardboard which i will be putting in my household waste bin instead. So many thanks(saracsm) newport council for continuing with your increasingly shoody service and letting down residents.
Im experiancing the same problems myself. I left my new cardboard bag out all day last thursday only for it to still be there uncollected in the evening along with the few other neighbours that made the effort. I now have a bag filled with sodden cardboard which i will be putting in my household waste bin instead. So many thanks(saracsm) newport council for continuing with your increasingly shoody service and letting down residents. pinkgirl23
  • Score: 3

2:40pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Bobevans says...

It is actually an offence to obstruct a footway so legally bins should be on your premises and not on the footway
It is actually an offence to obstruct a footway so legally bins should be on your premises and not on the footway Bobevans
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9:59am Tue 10 Jun 14

Evil Flanker says...

This also happened to me last Thursday, I also have another question for NBC..

I am a resident in a tiny 1 bedroomed flat, I have a kitchen that measures less than 10ft x 9ft, this does not include worksurface space and a boxed off portion (around 4 feet square to accomodate an airing cupboard) - My flat is NOT ground floor.

So far I have a green box, a blue box, a brown box and now a blue bag, so NBC where the hell am I supposed to keep these boxes and extra recycling bins you keep giving me?

This might seem trivial, but surely I can't be the only person who has no-where to store the **** things, no provision has been taken for this, indeed I don't believe any thought was given to where people should keep them at all!
This also happened to me last Thursday, I also have another question for NBC.. I am a resident in a tiny 1 bedroomed flat, I have a kitchen that measures less than 10ft x 9ft, this does not include worksurface space and a boxed off portion (around 4 feet square to accomodate an airing cupboard) - My flat is NOT ground floor. So far I have a green box, a blue box, a brown box and now a blue bag, so NBC where the hell am I supposed to keep these boxes and extra recycling bins you keep giving me? This might seem trivial, but surely I can't be the only person who has no-where to store the **** things, no provision has been taken for this, indeed I don't believe any thought was given to where people should keep them at all! Evil Flanker
  • Score: 2

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