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Difficulties with bins
THE binmen damaged my black wheelie bin. I telephoned the council and was told that because the binmen did not put a card through my door admitting they had damaged the bin, I would have to pay for a new one.
Have the jobsworths on Station Rise not noticed that the binmen are far too busy running after the lorry to be writing postcards?
I later discovered that my neighbour had witnessed the incident and informed the council who said “they would get back to me”.
In the meantime, I will take my household waste to Towthorpe Road tip.
Mr Caple (Letters, September 13) should note that I intend to charge the council for leaving their damaged bin on my property.
The daily rates are quite punitive, just like a pay-day loan, weekly and monthly terms are available on request.
Peter Roberts, Thornhills, Haxby, York.
• WITH regards to the issue of the green wheelie bins, is it not the case that when they were introduced, the council urged people to use them? The rationale was that for every ton of green waste that didn’t go into landfill, the council saved £90.
Is that argument no longer valid?
Is it now cheaper for all the green waste during the non-collection months to go to landfill, because that’s where it will go, at £90 a ton?
The council song is now that they are doing us a favour by emptying green bins.
Some of us have long memories. It is not so long ago the tune was the reverse – we were doing them a favour by using green bins.
G Brian Ledger, Horseman Close, Copmanthorpe, York.
• IS THE litter problem spreading to the outer parts of York?
My green bin was ready for collection on Thursday as per the recent council calendar request. By Tuesday, there was still no sign of collection.
Neighbours who telephoned were told the bins will be collected tomorrow, which we all know never arrives.
I suspect that if I were to put my bin out early I would be fined fairly promptly.
Do we have recourse to either retain part of our local taxes or are we able to fine the council for their incompetence?
Having lived here for more than ten years, I have only twice seen the sweepers clear the path from the shops in Barley Rise through and across the railway bridge. When the snow is here it is me, as a pensioner, who shovels the snow and ice away and lays down salt on a path used by many older than myself.
You have to wonder where all the money goes. Sorry, I should know that it goes on art barges, 20mph changes and other very important needs at the taxpayers’ expense.
Steve Watson, Chipstead Walk, Strensall.
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