Overflowing bins still not emptied

York Press: Malcolm Murphy with bags of  rubbish piled up at Fulford Place, York Malcolm Murphy with bags of rubbish piled up at Fulford Place, York

WASTE disposal bosses have been accused of causing confusion over York’s Christmas and New Year bin collections as residents claimed they did not know when rubbish would be dealt with.

Complaints about overflowing bins – some full of rotting festive food – being left out for days because of uncertainties over collection arrangements have been raised in areas including Fulford, Acomb, Dringhouses and Woodthorpe.

City of York Council had said Christmas and New Year plans would be “widely publicised”, specifying collection dates and with information available on its website and in libraries and council offices.

But residents and local councillors said they had still been left in the dark.

The council said there were “some operational issues” about clearing the backlog and some rubbish may be collected tomorrow.

Dringhouses and Woodthorpe councillor Ann Reid said bins left out on Wednesday in the hope of collection remained full yesterday. She said: “The arrangements have been abysmal.

“Everybody understands collection teams need time off, but if the council is going to change collection dates, it must let people know.

“The situation is ridiculous and could easily have been avoided by issuing the correct information in the first place.”

Malcolm Murphy, 56, of Hospital Fields Road in Fulford, said bins had not been collected for three weeks and the smell was now “terrible”. He said: “We have no idea when they will be collected – we don’t pay council tax to put up with stinking turkey carcasses.”

Former council leader Andrew Waller said bottle banks at the Morrisons supermarket in Acomb were also “overflowing”. He said: “Given the steps taken to improve the city’s appearance, this is a huge step backwards.”

Coun David Levene, the council’s cabinet member for environmental services, said Coun Reid had missed collection-change details placed on the authority’s website two weeks before Christmas, with information being sent to parish councils and libraries and listed in the council’s newsletter and more than 90,000 leaflets.

He said a “limited” number of streets were affected and the authority’s website – now containing an updated schedule – allowed changes to be checked.

“There will be some short delays during the current catch-up period, due to some staff being temporarily redeployed to essential flood operations,” he said.

“We ask any residents affected to leave out their refuse and it will be collected by Saturday at the very latest, if not before.”

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9:34am Fri 4 Jan 13

Yeahbutno says...

Farcical.
I'm all for cutting the council a bit of slack at a busy time of year, but I've now discovered that my next recycling collection won't be until next Tuesday...FOUR WEEKS after the last one. And this is in direct contradiction to the information they send out just before Christmas.
Farcical. I'm all for cutting the council a bit of slack at a busy time of year, but I've now discovered that my next recycling collection won't be until next Tuesday...FOUR WEEKS after the last one. And this is in direct contradiction to the information they send out just before Christmas. Yeahbutno
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9:43am Fri 4 Jan 13

Willy Eckerslike says...

Former council leader Andrew Waller said bottle banks at the Morrisons supermarket on Foss Islands Road were also “overflowing”. He said: “Given the steps taken to improve the city’s appearance, this is a huge step backwards

What the hell have the bottle banks at a supermarket got to do with the council,
" a huge step backwards" keep it in perspective man, it's a private supermarket, it's not in the middle of Parliament St.
Former council leader Andrew Waller said bottle banks at the Morrisons supermarket on Foss Islands Road were also “overflowing”. He said: “Given the steps taken to improve the city’s appearance, this is a huge step backwards What the hell have the bottle banks at a supermarket got to do with the council, " a huge step backwards" keep it in perspective man, it's a private supermarket, it's not in the middle of Parliament St. Willy Eckerslike
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9:44am Fri 4 Jan 13

YorkOwl says...

Yeahbutno wrote:
Farcical.
I'm all for cutting the council a bit of slack at a busy time of year, but I've now discovered that my next recycling collection won't be until next Tuesday...FOUR WEEKS after the last one. And this is in direct contradiction to the information they send out just before Christmas.
It also contradicts their statement in this article where it says that refuse will be collected by Saturday at the very latest, if not before. Are they excluding recycling collections in this statement?

It also makes a mockery of the usual insistence that rubbish must not be placed out before 7pm on the day before collections. It seems that this isn't a requirement when it is inconvenient for them.
[quote][p][bold]Yeahbutno[/bold] wrote: Farcical. I'm all for cutting the council a bit of slack at a busy time of year, but I've now discovered that my next recycling collection won't be until next Tuesday...FOUR WEEKS after the last one. And this is in direct contradiction to the information they send out just before Christmas.[/p][/quote]It also contradicts their statement in this article where it says that refuse will be collected by Saturday at the very latest, if not before. Are they excluding recycling collections in this statement? It also makes a mockery of the usual insistence that rubbish must not be placed out before 7pm on the day before collections. It seems that this isn't a requirement when it is inconvenient for them. YorkOwl
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9:44am Fri 4 Jan 13

Oaklands Resident says...

Actually Ann Reid was one of the few Councillors to publicise the "catch up" bin emptying schedule on her web site.

We got no Council newsletter with the information in nor was there any in the Acomb Library that I saw (when it was open)

Problem was that the schedule was abandoned on Wednesday and a new one didn't appear until late on Thursday. Only residents who visited the Council’s web site would know any of this.

By Thursday waste had been on the streets for 48 hours.

Leven is now telling residents to leave “waste” out. Yet the list published on the Council’s web site says that in some streets recycling won’t be collected until next Tuesday!

Most of the recycling will have blown to Harewood Whin by then!

Some residents will have gone 3 weeks over the busy Christmas period with having their recycling collected.

The root of the problem was Levene's decision to stop New Years Day refuse collections. It will cost a lot more, than was saved in overtime payments, to put all this right now.

Complete shambles. Get a grip!
Actually Ann Reid was one of the few Councillors to publicise the "catch up" bin emptying schedule on her web site. We got no Council newsletter with the information in nor was there any in the Acomb Library that I saw (when it was open) Problem was that the schedule was abandoned on Wednesday and a new one didn't appear until late on Thursday. Only residents who visited the Council’s web site would know any of this. By Thursday waste had been on the streets for 48 hours. Leven is now telling residents to leave “waste” out. Yet the list published on the Council’s web site says that in some streets recycling won’t be collected until next Tuesday! Most of the recycling will have blown to Harewood Whin by then! Some residents will have gone 3 weeks over the busy Christmas period with having their recycling collected. The root of the problem was Levene's decision to stop New Years Day refuse collections. It will cost a lot more, than was saved in overtime payments, to put all this right now. Complete shambles. Get a grip! Oaklands Resident
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9:45am Fri 4 Jan 13

YorkBorn&Bred says...

I have had a full green bin for over a month and it won't be emptied till the end of January, because of Christmas it will have gone 8 weeks full, CYC services get worse year on year!
I also went 3 weeks with a full black bin and had to take my recycle boxes to the Hazel Road site myself.
I have had a full green bin for over a month and it won't be emptied till the end of January, because of Christmas it will have gone 8 weeks full, CYC services get worse year on year! I also went 3 weeks with a full black bin and had to take my recycle boxes to the Hazel Road site myself. YorkBorn&Bred
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9:47am Fri 4 Jan 13

Oaklands Resident says...

Willy Eckerslike wrote:
Former council leader Andrew Waller said bottle banks at the Morrisons supermarket on Foss Islands Road were also “overflowing”. He said: “Given the steps taken to improve the city’s appearance, this is a huge step backwards

What the hell have the bottle banks at a supermarket got to do with the council,
" a huge step backwards" keep it in perspective man, it's a private supermarket, it's not in the middle of Parliament St.
Because recycling facilities in car parks like the one in Acomb (next to Morrisons) are managed by the Council.

The bins are full to overflowing.

They were promoted by the Council as an alternative to the Beckfield Lane recycling centre when it closed!
[quote][p][bold]Willy Eckerslike[/bold] wrote: Former council leader Andrew Waller said bottle banks at the Morrisons supermarket on Foss Islands Road were also “overflowing”. He said: “Given the steps taken to improve the city’s appearance, this is a huge step backwards What the hell have the bottle banks at a supermarket got to do with the council, " a huge step backwards" keep it in perspective man, it's a private supermarket, it's not in the middle of Parliament St.[/p][/quote]Because recycling facilities in car parks like the one in Acomb (next to Morrisons) are managed by the Council. The bins are full to overflowing. They were promoted by the Council as an alternative to the Beckfield Lane recycling centre when it closed! Oaklands Resident
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9:54am Fri 4 Jan 13

AngryandFrustrated says...

Andrew Waller can show himself up to be an idiot at times, especially when you consider that at one time he was Council Leader. Like a previous poster said, its a supermarket car park, not next to the Minster. I'd also say, and I stand to be corrected, that the Council have little to do with the recycling facilities in supermarket car parks which is a matter for the companies that have facilities there and the leaseholders of the car parks. It is for this reason that at one point, Tescos at Clifton Moor was the only place that you could recycle foil because CofYC did not have a contractor that did it and therefore it was not available at the tips.

As for the bin collections - there was no obvious info on the Coucil website because I looked on several occasions as I didn't receive any info or leaflets- having followed several links, it took me to a page that said that I "may" have an extra collection during one of the weeks. I didn't. What did confuse me was the fact that the website told me that I would have a grey bin collection today as well as a recycling collection, despite the fact that I would normally have one or the other. When I queried this on the telephone with the Council, even they thought it was odd, but having checked, confirmed it was going to be the case. As of now, grey bin emptied - recycling still there..........
Andrew Waller can show himself up to be an idiot at times, especially when you consider that at one time he was Council Leader. Like a previous poster said, its a supermarket car park, not next to the Minster. I'd also say, and I stand to be corrected, that the Council have little to do with the recycling facilities in supermarket car parks which is a matter for the companies that have facilities there and the leaseholders of the car parks. It is for this reason that at one point, Tescos at Clifton Moor was the only place that you could recycle foil because CofYC did not have a contractor that did it and therefore it was not available at the tips. As for the bin collections - there was no obvious info on the Coucil website because I looked on several occasions as I didn't receive any info or leaflets- having followed several links, it took me to a page that said that I "may" have an extra collection during one of the weeks. I didn't. What did confuse me was the fact that the website told me that I would have a grey bin collection today as well as a recycling collection, despite the fact that I would normally have one or the other. When I queried this on the telephone with the Council, even they thought it was odd, but having checked, confirmed it was going to be the case. As of now, grey bin emptied - recycling still there.......... AngryandFrustrated
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10:12am Fri 4 Jan 13

hustler says...

Using the example of the "overflowing bottle recycling facilities" at Morrisons, Foss Bank, it's not much further to go to take items to the depot at Gerard's Court. While I agree that overflowing bins etc are unsightly; and need to be emptied asap; those people who are able to take their refuse / recyclable materials elsewhere should do so, rather than dump rubbish around the bins in supermarket carparks etc as I have seen not only at Morrison's, but other supermarkets. Sainsburys at Monks Cross especially so.
Using the example of the "overflowing bottle recycling facilities" at Morrisons, Foss Bank, it's not much further to go to take items to the depot at Gerard's Court. While I agree that overflowing bins etc are unsightly; and need to be emptied asap; those people who are able to take their refuse / recyclable materials elsewhere should do so, rather than dump rubbish around the bins in supermarket carparks etc as I have seen not only at Morrison's, but other supermarkets. Sainsburys at Monks Cross especially so. hustler
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10:12am Fri 4 Jan 13

hustler says...

Using the example of the "overflowing bottle recycling facilities" at Morrisons, Foss Bank, it's not much further to go to take items to the depot at Gerard's Court. While I agree that overflowing bins etc are unsightly; and need to be emptied asap; those people who are able to take their refuse / recyclable materials elsewhere should do so, rather than dump rubbish around the bins in supermarket carparks etc as I have seen not only at Morrison's, but other supermarkets. Sainsburys at Monks Cross especially so.
Using the example of the "overflowing bottle recycling facilities" at Morrisons, Foss Bank, it's not much further to go to take items to the depot at Gerard's Court. While I agree that overflowing bins etc are unsightly; and need to be emptied asap; those people who are able to take their refuse / recyclable materials elsewhere should do so, rather than dump rubbish around the bins in supermarket carparks etc as I have seen not only at Morrison's, but other supermarkets. Sainsburys at Monks Cross especially so. hustler
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10:12am Fri 4 Jan 13

hustler says...

Apologies for the double post.
Apologies for the double post. hustler
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10:19am Fri 4 Jan 13

atorycouncil2014 says...

AngryandFrustrated wrote:
Andrew Waller can show himself up to be an idiot at times, especially when you consider that at one time he was Council Leader. Like a previous poster said, its a supermarket car park, not next to the Minster. I'd also say, and I stand to be corrected, that the Council have little to do with the recycling facilities in supermarket car parks which is a matter for the companies that have facilities there and the leaseholders of the car parks. It is for this reason that at one point, Tescos at Clifton Moor was the only place that you could recycle foil because CofYC did not have a contractor that did it and therefore it was not available at the tips.

As for the bin collections - there was no obvious info on the Coucil website because I looked on several occasions as I didn't receive any info or leaflets- having followed several links, it took me to a page that said that I "may" have an extra collection during one of the weeks. I didn't. What did confuse me was the fact that the website told me that I would have a grey bin collection today as well as a recycling collection, despite the fact that I would normally have one or the other. When I queried this on the telephone with the Council, even they thought it was odd, but having checked, confirmed it was going to be the case. As of now, grey bin emptied - recycling still there..........
Ooops, if only you'd waited and read the post before yours !
[quote][p][bold]AngryandFrustrated[/bold] wrote: Andrew Waller can show himself up to be an idiot at times, especially when you consider that at one time he was Council Leader. Like a previous poster said, its a supermarket car park, not next to the Minster. I'd also say, and I stand to be corrected, that the Council have little to do with the recycling facilities in supermarket car parks which is a matter for the companies that have facilities there and the leaseholders of the car parks. It is for this reason that at one point, Tescos at Clifton Moor was the only place that you could recycle foil because CofYC did not have a contractor that did it and therefore it was not available at the tips. As for the bin collections - there was no obvious info on the Coucil website because I looked on several occasions as I didn't receive any info or leaflets- having followed several links, it took me to a page that said that I "may" have an extra collection during one of the weeks. I didn't. What did confuse me was the fact that the website told me that I would have a grey bin collection today as well as a recycling collection, despite the fact that I would normally have one or the other. When I queried this on the telephone with the Council, even they thought it was odd, but having checked, confirmed it was going to be the case. As of now, grey bin emptied - recycling still there..........[/p][/quote]Ooops, if only you'd waited and read the post before yours ! atorycouncil2014
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10:29am Fri 4 Jan 13

pedalling paul says...

Perhaps I'm one of the more fortunate residents. I placed my recycling collectables out on the designated day. There were some overflow items eg plastics which I placed in a returnable plastic bag, plus Xmas cards which I placed in a paper carrier bag. To their credit, the bin crew took these additional pre-packaged items.
I still have a two thirds full green bin, which I will put out on the next designated collection day.
There's a useful guide to composting and recycling Xmas waste, published by York Rotters at http://www.stnicksfi
elds.org.uk/download
ables/Christmas_comp
osting_web.pdf

Happy new year from goody two pedals......!
Perhaps I'm one of the more fortunate residents. I placed my recycling collectables out on the designated day. There were some overflow items eg plastics which I placed in a returnable plastic bag, plus Xmas cards which I placed in a paper carrier bag. To their credit, the bin crew took these additional pre-packaged items. I still have a two thirds full green bin, which I will put out on the next designated collection day. There's a useful guide to composting and recycling Xmas waste, published by York Rotters at http://www.stnicksfi elds.org.uk/download ables/Christmas_comp osting_web.pdf Happy new year from goody two pedals......! pedalling paul
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10:33am Fri 4 Jan 13

Levelhead says...

City of York Council could do to look at the East Riding of Yorkshire system. They send their residents a list of collection dates for each bin at the beginning of the year right up to December. We already know when our bins are going to be emptied next December and they never let us down.
City of York Council could do to look at the East Riding of Yorkshire system. They send their residents a list of collection dates for each bin at the beginning of the year right up to December. We already know when our bins are going to be emptied next December and they never let us down. Levelhead
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10:50am Fri 4 Jan 13

twoleftfeet says...

Levelhead wrote:
City of York Council could do to look at the East Riding of Yorkshire system. They send their residents a list of collection dates for each bin at the beginning of the year right up to December. We already know when our bins are going to be emptied next December and they never let us down.
City of York Council already do this. I received mine before Christmas for the whole of 2013.
[quote][p][bold]Levelhead[/bold] wrote: City of York Council could do to look at the East Riding of Yorkshire system. They send their residents a list of collection dates for each bin at the beginning of the year right up to December. We already know when our bins are going to be emptied next December and they never let us down.[/p][/quote]City of York Council already do this. I received mine before Christmas for the whole of 2013. twoleftfeet
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10:52am Fri 4 Jan 13

Tony Manning says...

Foxes and rats around here already. H&S issue? Not in CYC's eyes. Vermin (and I don't mean the rats)!
Foxes and rats around here already. H&S issue? Not in CYC's eyes. Vermin (and I don't mean the rats)! Tony Manning
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10:54am Fri 4 Jan 13

Simon271 says...

I live in Holgate and received a leaflet in early December detailing all the collection dates up to this week. As I was in the house when it was delivered I know that my neighbours also received it.

Which makes me wonder why so many of them were incapable of reading it and just left their rubbish piled up on the street for 2 weeks? Maybe I was lucky in receiving the leaflet but the fact that so many of my neighbours clearly didn't bother to look at it makes me wonder how many others did the same?
I live in Holgate and received a leaflet in early December detailing all the collection dates up to this week. As I was in the house when it was delivered I know that my neighbours also received it. Which makes me wonder why so many of them were incapable of reading it and just left their rubbish piled up on the street for 2 weeks? Maybe I was lucky in receiving the leaflet but the fact that so many of my neighbours clearly didn't bother to look at it makes me wonder how many others did the same? Simon271
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11:05am Fri 4 Jan 13

Tom6187 says...

They gave the drivers a week off over Christmas to try and save money but now they are having to work over the weekend to help clear the backlog so any saving will be gone, classic nonsense from people who couldn't run a bath never mind a council.
They gave the drivers a week off over Christmas to try and save money but now they are having to work over the weekend to help clear the backlog so any saving will be gone, classic nonsense from people who couldn't run a bath never mind a council. Tom6187
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11:18am Fri 4 Jan 13

Ageing Hippy says...

Simon271 wrote:
I live in Holgate and received a leaflet in early December detailing all the collection dates up to this week. As I was in the house when it was delivered I know that my neighbours also received it.

Which makes me wonder why so many of them were incapable of reading it and just left their rubbish piled up on the street for 2 weeks? Maybe I was lucky in receiving the leaflet but the fact that so many of my neighbours clearly didn't bother to look at it makes me wonder how many others did the same?
We also received a leaflet in early December and all the collection dates have so far been right, even, shock, horror, when they collected the grey bin and the recycle boxes together!!!!!!
What the hell is wrong with you people? the information is there, just because you are not spoon fed it you whinge and whine, GET A GRIP!
[quote][p][bold]Simon271[/bold] wrote: I live in Holgate and received a leaflet in early December detailing all the collection dates up to this week. As I was in the house when it was delivered I know that my neighbours also received it. Which makes me wonder why so many of them were incapable of reading it and just left their rubbish piled up on the street for 2 weeks? Maybe I was lucky in receiving the leaflet but the fact that so many of my neighbours clearly didn't bother to look at it makes me wonder how many others did the same?[/p][/quote]We also received a leaflet in early December and all the collection dates have so far been right, even, shock, horror, when they collected the grey bin and the recycle boxes together!!!!!! What the hell is wrong with you people? the information is there, just because you are not spoon fed it you whinge and whine, GET A GRIP! Ageing Hippy
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11:22am Fri 4 Jan 13

captain_nick says...

Simon271 wrote:
I live in Holgate and received a leaflet in early December detailing all the collection dates up to this week. As I was in the house when it was delivered I know that my neighbours also received it.

Which makes me wonder why so many of them were incapable of reading it and just left their rubbish piled up on the street for 2 weeks? Maybe I was lucky in receiving the leaflet but the fact that so many of my neighbours clearly didn't bother to look at it makes me wonder how many others did the same?
We never received a leaflet in South Bank this year, so missed that we had an early collection for recycling and rubbish the week before Christmas.

One concern is how elderly people or people without the internet are supposed to get hold of this information?

The council have stopped giving us bin liners, they're not handing out information to the masses and expect us to be OK with a council tax rise? Hilarious!

The other factor is that if you leave rubbish in the street, the council complain, send letters to everyone moaning about the fact it's a health risk and encourages rats and foxes and a threat of a fine...yet it's OK for them to do exactly that?!

Yet another reason that York council are 'rubbish' at what they do.
[quote][p][bold]Simon271[/bold] wrote: I live in Holgate and received a leaflet in early December detailing all the collection dates up to this week. As I was in the house when it was delivered I know that my neighbours also received it. Which makes me wonder why so many of them were incapable of reading it and just left their rubbish piled up on the street for 2 weeks? Maybe I was lucky in receiving the leaflet but the fact that so many of my neighbours clearly didn't bother to look at it makes me wonder how many others did the same?[/p][/quote]We never received a leaflet in South Bank this year, so missed that we had an early collection for recycling and rubbish the week before Christmas. One concern is how elderly people or people without the internet are supposed to get hold of this information? The council have stopped giving us bin liners, they're not handing out information to the masses and expect us to be OK with a council tax rise? Hilarious! The other factor is that if you leave rubbish in the street, the council complain, send letters to everyone moaning about the fact it's a health risk and encourages rats and foxes and a threat of a fine...yet it's OK for them to do exactly that?! Yet another reason that York council are 'rubbish' at what they do. captain_nick
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11:24am Fri 4 Jan 13

Tom6187 says...

Ageing Hippy wrote:
Simon271 wrote:
I live in Holgate and received a leaflet in early December detailing all the collection dates up to this week. As I was in the house when it was delivered I know that my neighbours also received it.

Which makes me wonder why so many of them were incapable of reading it and just left their rubbish piled up on the street for 2 weeks? Maybe I was lucky in receiving the leaflet but the fact that so many of my neighbours clearly didn't bother to look at it makes me wonder how many others did the same?
We also received a leaflet in early December and all the collection dates have so far been right, even, shock, horror, when they collected the grey bin and the recycle boxes together!!!!!!
What the hell is wrong with you people? the information is there, just because you are not spoon fed it you whinge and whine, GET A GRIP!
This isn't the problem, there is a backlog and they are trying their best to clear it, the problem has been created by the management. Just because some people haven't experienced the backlog doesn't mean it isn't there.
[quote][p][bold]Ageing Hippy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simon271[/bold] wrote: I live in Holgate and received a leaflet in early December detailing all the collection dates up to this week. As I was in the house when it was delivered I know that my neighbours also received it. Which makes me wonder why so many of them were incapable of reading it and just left their rubbish piled up on the street for 2 weeks? Maybe I was lucky in receiving the leaflet but the fact that so many of my neighbours clearly didn't bother to look at it makes me wonder how many others did the same?[/p][/quote]We also received a leaflet in early December and all the collection dates have so far been right, even, shock, horror, when they collected the grey bin and the recycle boxes together!!!!!! What the hell is wrong with you people? the information is there, just because you are not spoon fed it you whinge and whine, GET A GRIP![/p][/quote]This isn't the problem, there is a backlog and they are trying their best to clear it, the problem has been created by the management. Just because some people haven't experienced the backlog doesn't mean it isn't there. Tom6187
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11:26am Fri 4 Jan 13

m dee says...

Very badly planned and executed the collections this year,last collection 18th Dec which was a double collection ( recycling and black bin ) although black bin had bin emptied the week before and to early for any extra xmas related rubbish.
Received no calenders/stickers ect with details,its now 4th Jan as others have said the recycling has gone from 14 days to 21 days,very ill thought out indeed.
Very badly planned and executed the collections this year,last collection 18th Dec which was a double collection ( recycling and black bin ) although black bin had bin emptied the week before and to early for any extra xmas related rubbish. Received no calenders/stickers ect with details,its now 4th Jan as others have said the recycling has gone from 14 days to 21 days,very ill thought out indeed. m dee
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11:54am Fri 4 Jan 13

BigJon says...

I'm sure I'll be corrected by someone but, to all the people complaining about 6-8 since the last recycling collection.....wasn'
t the week before christmas (ie only 2 weeks ago) a refuse AND recycling collection week?

Also, if it's recycling and not rotting food waste what's wrong with sticking a pile of papers or box of crushed cans/plastic bottles in a cupboard, shed, or anywhere for a couple of weeks?? If you've rinsed the bottles/cans they won't smell and if you have to leave them outside then just cover them with something heavy so they won't blow away.

If you really don't want to leave them laying around then load them in your cars and take to one of the recycling centres yourselves......it's not exactly rocket science!!
I'm sure I'll be corrected by someone but, to all the people complaining about 6-8 since the last recycling collection.....wasn' t the week before christmas (ie only 2 weeks ago) a refuse AND recycling collection week? Also, if it's recycling and not rotting food waste what's wrong with sticking a pile of papers or box of crushed cans/plastic bottles in a cupboard, shed, or anywhere for a couple of weeks?? If you've rinsed the bottles/cans they won't smell and if you have to leave them outside then just cover them with something heavy so they won't blow away. If you really don't want to leave them laying around then load them in your cars and take to one of the recycling centres yourselves......it's not exactly rocket science!! BigJon
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11:57am Fri 4 Jan 13

Ageing Hippy says...

Tom6187 wrote:
Ageing Hippy wrote:
Simon271 wrote:
I live in Holgate and received a leaflet in early December detailing all the collection dates up to this week. As I was in the house when it was delivered I know that my neighbours also received it.

Which makes me wonder why so many of them were incapable of reading it and just left their rubbish piled up on the street for 2 weeks? Maybe I was lucky in receiving the leaflet but the fact that so many of my neighbours clearly didn't bother to look at it makes me wonder how many others did the same?
We also received a leaflet in early December and all the collection dates have so far been right, even, shock, horror, when they collected the grey bin and the recycle boxes together!!!!!!
What the hell is wrong with you people? the information is there, just because you are not spoon fed it you whinge and whine, GET A GRIP!
This isn't the problem, there is a backlog and they are trying their best to clear it, the problem has been created by the management. Just because some people haven't experienced the backlog doesn't mean it isn't there.
Why has this problem been caused by the Management? Which Management?
Perhaps if people recycled properly there wouldn't be such a mountain of landfill waste to clear, look at the photo of the alleged landfill waste next to a suitably arranged dejected looking resident. I can see cardboard, glass and tins.
[quote][p][bold]Tom6187[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ageing Hippy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simon271[/bold] wrote: I live in Holgate and received a leaflet in early December detailing all the collection dates up to this week. As I was in the house when it was delivered I know that my neighbours also received it. Which makes me wonder why so many of them were incapable of reading it and just left their rubbish piled up on the street for 2 weeks? Maybe I was lucky in receiving the leaflet but the fact that so many of my neighbours clearly didn't bother to look at it makes me wonder how many others did the same?[/p][/quote]We also received a leaflet in early December and all the collection dates have so far been right, even, shock, horror, when they collected the grey bin and the recycle boxes together!!!!!! What the hell is wrong with you people? the information is there, just because you are not spoon fed it you whinge and whine, GET A GRIP![/p][/quote]This isn't the problem, there is a backlog and they are trying their best to clear it, the problem has been created by the management. Just because some people haven't experienced the backlog doesn't mean it isn't there.[/p][/quote]Why has this problem been caused by the Management? Which Management? Perhaps if people recycled properly there wouldn't be such a mountain of landfill waste to clear, look at the photo of the alleged landfill waste next to a suitably arranged dejected looking resident. I can see cardboard, glass and tins. Ageing Hippy
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12:00pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Pedro says...

This was the service I used to check when to put stuff out. Maybe more people need to know about it!

https://www.york.gov
.uk/DoItOnline/Pages
/NeighbourhoodServic
es/RefusePostcodeLoo
kup.aspx
This was the service I used to check when to put stuff out. Maybe more people need to know about it! https://www.york.gov .uk/DoItOnline/Pages /NeighbourhoodServic es/RefusePostcodeLoo kup.aspx Pedro
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12:01pm Fri 4 Jan 13

LibDem says...

One or two commentators are missing the point.

The problem relates to those properties which would normally have had a collection on Tuesday 1st January. Traditionally in York this has been a working day for binmen, but not this year.

The initial leaflet that was issued by the Council (about 5 weeks ago) said that those who didn’t get a collection on 1st January should simply “leave their grey bins and recycling out until it was collected”.

Just before Christmas the Council put a message on their web site which claimed to list - street by street - the days (between 2nd Jan and 5th Jan) when these “missed" bins would be collected.

However on 2nd January nothing happened in many streets. The bins and recycling were already out in line with the Council’s instructions. No statement was forthcoming from the Council.

The Council late on 3rd January then published a new list on its web site (without actually telling anyone about the change) which gave a revised set of collection dates in the period up to 7th January.

The result is that on many streets rubbish has been piled outside for several days (a different issue to that experienced in terraced areas where some residents routinely do seem to put their bins/bags out early ).

Now "1st Jan" residents really don’t know whether to take their recycling back in again (to stop it getting even wetter or blowing away) or to leave it out and risk it being disturbed by "vermin".
One or two commentators are missing the point. The problem relates to those properties which would normally have had a collection on Tuesday 1st January. Traditionally in York this has been a working day for binmen, but not this year. The initial leaflet that was issued by the Council (about 5 weeks ago) said that those who didn’t get a collection on 1st January should simply “leave their grey bins and recycling out until it was collected”. Just before Christmas the Council put a message on their web site which claimed to list - street by street - the days (between 2nd Jan and 5th Jan) when these “missed" bins would be collected. However on 2nd January nothing happened in many streets. The bins and recycling were already out in line with the Council’s instructions. No statement was forthcoming from the Council. The Council late on 3rd January then published a new list on its web site (without actually telling anyone about the change) which gave a revised set of collection dates in the period up to 7th January. The result is that on many streets rubbish has been piled outside for several days (a different issue to that experienced in terraced areas where some residents routinely do seem to put their bins/bags out early ). Now "1st Jan" residents really don’t know whether to take their recycling back in again (to stop it getting even wetter or blowing away) or to leave it out and risk it being disturbed by "vermin". LibDem
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12:04pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Yeahbutno says...

BigJon wrote:
I'm sure I'll be corrected by someone but, to all the people complaining about 6-8 since the last recycling collection.....wasn'

t the week before christmas (ie only 2 weeks ago) a refuse AND recycling collection week?

Also, if it's recycling and not rotting food waste what's wrong with sticking a pile of papers or box of crushed cans/plastic bottles in a cupboard, shed, or anywhere for a couple of weeks?? If you've rinsed the bottles/cans they won't smell and if you have to leave them outside then just cover them with something heavy so they won't blow away.

If you really don't want to leave them laying around then load them in your cars and take to one of the recycling centres yourselves......it's not exactly rocket science!!
Nope, on our "round" the double collection week is this week - not before Xmas as some people got.

Unfortunately our collection day was supposed to be Tueday, hence the problem.

And yaeh, I'll just store all my recycling in a cupboard for 4 weeks...jeez.
[quote][p][bold]BigJon[/bold] wrote: I'm sure I'll be corrected by someone but, to all the people complaining about 6-8 since the last recycling collection.....wasn' t the week before christmas (ie only 2 weeks ago) a refuse AND recycling collection week? Also, if it's recycling and not rotting food waste what's wrong with sticking a pile of papers or box of crushed cans/plastic bottles in a cupboard, shed, or anywhere for a couple of weeks?? If you've rinsed the bottles/cans they won't smell and if you have to leave them outside then just cover them with something heavy so they won't blow away. If you really don't want to leave them laying around then load them in your cars and take to one of the recycling centres yourselves......it's not exactly rocket science!![/p][/quote]Nope, on our "round" the double collection week is this week - not before Xmas as some people got. Unfortunately our collection day was supposed to be Tueday, hence the problem. And yaeh, I'll just store all my recycling in a cupboard for 4 weeks...jeez. Yeahbutno
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12:08pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Ichabod76 says...

@Ageing Hippy
@Simon271

how lucky you live in the council leaders ward

I also received a leaflet which states my bin due to be emptied on Tuesday would be emptied on Wednesday, it's Friday today and still no sign of a collection

just waiting for the press release that it's all the coalition governments fault
@Ageing Hippy @Simon271 how lucky you live in the council leaders ward I also received a leaflet which states my bin due to be emptied on Tuesday would be emptied on Wednesday, it's Friday today and still no sign of a collection just waiting for the press release that it's all the coalition governments fault Ichabod76
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12:08pm Fri 4 Jan 13

nclair says...

In the Groves, particularly my street, rubbish black bags are piled high! The rubbish here should have been collected on Tuesday but as this was the 1st everyone followed the revised schedule published on website and put their rubbish out on Wednesday evening to be collected on Thursday 3rd. It is now Friday 4th and rubbish still not been collected. We should also have had, according to the schedule published online, recycling collected today. However, after putting recycling boxes out last night, this morning the scheduled was revised again to now say Tuesday 8th. It still says black bags should have been collected on Thursday 3rd. They have said to leave rubbish out until Saturday where it will be collected. The street is an absolute mess with black bags all over the pavements. This isn't the first time this has happened. We don't have he luxury of wheelie bins living on terraced streets so black bags have to go directly onto the street. By Saturday, the rubbish will have been out for 3 nights. Surely this isn't good for the environment. And now can't even get rid of recycling as that has been out back till Tuesday.
In the Groves, particularly my street, rubbish black bags are piled high! The rubbish here should have been collected on Tuesday but as this was the 1st everyone followed the revised schedule published on website and put their rubbish out on Wednesday evening to be collected on Thursday 3rd. It is now Friday 4th and rubbish still not been collected. We should also have had, according to the schedule published online, recycling collected today. However, after putting recycling boxes out last night, this morning the scheduled was revised again to now say Tuesday 8th. It still says black bags should have been collected on Thursday 3rd. They have said to leave rubbish out until Saturday where it will be collected. The street is an absolute mess with black bags all over the pavements. This isn't the first time this has happened. We don't have he luxury of wheelie bins living on terraced streets so black bags have to go directly onto the street. By Saturday, the rubbish will have been out for 3 nights. Surely this isn't good for the environment. And now can't even get rid of recycling as that has been out back till Tuesday. nclair
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12:10pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Prob says...

I think those who say "some commentators are missing the point" are missing the additional point which people are trying to make.

My street is a Wednesday collection, and the leaflet and system has worked fine.

Unfortunately, lots of people haven't bothered to read it properly, and dumped all their recycling out on Wednesday, and now it's sitting on the street, stinking, and being blown around in the wind. They're not bothering to take it in when it was absolutely clear when the collections would be.
I think those who say "some commentators are missing the point" are missing the additional point which people are trying to make. My street is a Wednesday collection, and the leaflet and system has worked fine. Unfortunately, lots of people haven't bothered to read it properly, and dumped all their recycling out on Wednesday, and now it's sitting on the street, stinking, and being blown around in the wind. They're not bothering to take it in when it was absolutely clear when the collections would be. Prob
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12:11pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Yeahbutno says...

LibDem wrote:
One or two commentators are missing the point.

The problem relates to those properties which would normally have had a collection on Tuesday 1st January. Traditionally in York this has been a working day for binmen, but not this year.

The initial leaflet that was issued by the Council (about 5 weeks ago) said that those who didn’t get a collection on 1st January should simply “leave their grey bins and recycling out until it was collected”.

Just before Christmas the Council put a message on their web site which claimed to list - street by street - the days (between 2nd Jan and 5th Jan) when these “missed" bins would be collected.

However on 2nd January nothing happened in many streets. The bins and recycling were already out in line with the Council’s instructions. No statement was forthcoming from the Council.

The Council late on 3rd January then published a new list on its web site (without actually telling anyone about the change) which gave a revised set of collection dates in the period up to 7th January.

The result is that on many streets rubbish has been piled outside for several days (a different issue to that experienced in terraced areas where some residents routinely do seem to put their bins/bags out early ).

Now "1st Jan" residents really don’t know whether to take their recycling back in again (to stop it getting even wetter or blowing away) or to leave it out and risk it being disturbed by "vermin".
...good summary.

Also, Cllr Levene, who is in charge of rubbish collections, is giving out wrong instructions! "We ask any residents affected to leave out their refuse and it will be collected by Saturday at the very latest, if not before.”

My recycling is clearly NOT being collected until next week!
[quote][p][bold]LibDem[/bold] wrote: One or two commentators are missing the point. The problem relates to those properties which would normally have had a collection on Tuesday 1st January. Traditionally in York this has been a working day for binmen, but not this year. The initial leaflet that was issued by the Council (about 5 weeks ago) said that those who didn’t get a collection on 1st January should simply “leave their grey bins and recycling out until it was collected”. Just before Christmas the Council put a message on their web site which claimed to list - street by street - the days (between 2nd Jan and 5th Jan) when these “missed" bins would be collected. However on 2nd January nothing happened in many streets. The bins and recycling were already out in line with the Council’s instructions. No statement was forthcoming from the Council. The Council late on 3rd January then published a new list on its web site (without actually telling anyone about the change) which gave a revised set of collection dates in the period up to 7th January. The result is that on many streets rubbish has been piled outside for several days (a different issue to that experienced in terraced areas where some residents routinely do seem to put their bins/bags out early ). Now "1st Jan" residents really don’t know whether to take their recycling back in again (to stop it getting even wetter or blowing away) or to leave it out and risk it being disturbed by "vermin".[/p][/quote]...good summary. Also, Cllr Levene, who is in charge of rubbish collections, is giving out wrong instructions! "We ask any residents affected to leave out their refuse and it will be collected by Saturday at the very latest, if not before.” My recycling is clearly NOT being collected until next week! Yeahbutno
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12:14pm Fri 4 Jan 13

nclair says...

Prob wrote:
I think those who say "some commentators are missing the point" are missing the additional point which people are trying to make.

My street is a Wednesday collection, and the leaflet and system has worked fine.

Unfortunately, lots of people haven't bothered to read it properly, and dumped all their recycling out on Wednesday, and now it's sitting on the street, stinking, and being blown around in the wind. They're not bothering to take it in when it was absolutely clear when the collections would be.
Yes but even those who have read the info properly and put their rubbish out at correct time it still hasn't been collected at correct time by council! My street clearly says on website revised schedule that rubbish is to be collected on Thursday 3rd. It is still sitting out there! So people are reading it properly but council are not collecting at the time they say! What was the point in cancelling all collections for a week and New Year's Day when they are now having to pay catch-up??
[quote][p][bold]Prob[/bold] wrote: I think those who say "some commentators are missing the point" are missing the additional point which people are trying to make. My street is a Wednesday collection, and the leaflet and system has worked fine. Unfortunately, lots of people haven't bothered to read it properly, and dumped all their recycling out on Wednesday, and now it's sitting on the street, stinking, and being blown around in the wind. They're not bothering to take it in when it was absolutely clear when the collections would be.[/p][/quote]Yes but even those who have read the info properly and put their rubbish out at correct time it still hasn't been collected at correct time by council! My street clearly says on website revised schedule that rubbish is to be collected on Thursday 3rd. It is still sitting out there! So people are reading it properly but council are not collecting at the time they say! What was the point in cancelling all collections for a week and New Year's Day when they are now having to pay catch-up?? nclair
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12:20pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Prob says...

nclair wrote:
Prob wrote: I think those who say "some commentators are missing the point" are missing the additional point which people are trying to make. My street is a Wednesday collection, and the leaflet and system has worked fine. Unfortunately, lots of people haven't bothered to read it properly, and dumped all their recycling out on Wednesday, and now it's sitting on the street, stinking, and being blown around in the wind. They're not bothering to take it in when it was absolutely clear when the collections would be.
Yes but even those who have read the info properly and put their rubbish out at correct time it still hasn't been collected at correct time by council! My street clearly says on website revised schedule that rubbish is to be collected on Thursday 3rd. It is still sitting out there! So people are reading it properly but council are not collecting at the time they say! What was the point in cancelling all collections for a week and New Year's Day when they are now having to pay catch-up??
That's also unfortunate.

It doesn't excuse the council in your matter, and the public in mine.

But it's not a game of 'top trumps'. Both are bad situations.
[quote][p][bold]nclair[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prob[/bold] wrote: I think those who say "some commentators are missing the point" are missing the additional point which people are trying to make. My street is a Wednesday collection, and the leaflet and system has worked fine. Unfortunately, lots of people haven't bothered to read it properly, and dumped all their recycling out on Wednesday, and now it's sitting on the street, stinking, and being blown around in the wind. They're not bothering to take it in when it was absolutely clear when the collections would be.[/p][/quote]Yes but even those who have read the info properly and put their rubbish out at correct time it still hasn't been collected at correct time by council! My street clearly says on website revised schedule that rubbish is to be collected on Thursday 3rd. It is still sitting out there! So people are reading it properly but council are not collecting at the time they say! What was the point in cancelling all collections for a week and New Year's Day when they are now having to pay catch-up??[/p][/quote]That's also unfortunate. It doesn't excuse the council in your matter, and the public in mine. But it's not a game of 'top trumps'. Both are bad situations. Prob
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12:20pm Fri 4 Jan 13

BigJon says...

Tom6187 wrote:
They gave the drivers a week off over Christmas to try and save money but now they are having to work over the weekend to help clear the backlog so any saving will be gone, classic nonsense from people who couldn't run a bath never mind a council.
Actually, looking at the collection calendar (which I received long before Christmas) the weeks either side of Christmas were grey (refuse) collection weeks so, in theory at least, there should have been a regular bi-weekly rubbish collection for everyone except the 1/5 who have theirs collected on Tuesdays (New Years Day)....and so far, at most these people have had to wait an extra couple of days.....if their bins are overflowing so much in two weeks then maybe they should be looking at how much rubbish they are throwing away, not at the delay in collection. The only collection actually "missed" would have been a recycling collection (for which there was an extra one the week before Christmas) and, as I stated in my previous, there shouldn't be any problem with anyone having extra cardboard/cans/bottl
es around....and if so, they can easily get rid of them themselves. According to the council website our revised collection day (Tang Hall area) was Wednesday and, as advertised, the bins were emptied on Wednesday.
[quote][p][bold]Tom6187[/bold] wrote: They gave the drivers a week off over Christmas to try and save money but now they are having to work over the weekend to help clear the backlog so any saving will be gone, classic nonsense from people who couldn't run a bath never mind a council.[/p][/quote]Actually, looking at the collection calendar (which I received long before Christmas) the weeks either side of Christmas were grey (refuse) collection weeks so, in theory at least, there should have been a regular bi-weekly rubbish collection for everyone except the 1/5 who have theirs collected on Tuesdays (New Years Day)....and so far, at most these people have had to wait an extra couple of days.....if their bins are overflowing so much in two weeks then maybe they should be looking at how much rubbish they are throwing away, not at the delay in collection. The only collection actually "missed" would have been a recycling collection (for which there was an extra one the week before Christmas) and, as I stated in my previous, there shouldn't be any problem with anyone having extra cardboard/cans/bottl es around....and if so, they can easily get rid of them themselves. According to the council website our revised collection day (Tang Hall area) was Wednesday and, as advertised, the bins were emptied on Wednesday. BigJon
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12:21pm Fri 4 Jan 13

bob the builder says...

You can only get into the James St recycling depot in a car, no vans, and 4x4 and campers by permit only, who bothers to go tot he trouble of getting e permit for once a year. As to setting aside the no bins out before 7am except when it suits the council to have waste piled in the streets for a week blowing around, that says it all about how Labour haven't a clue how to run a city.
You can only get into the James St recycling depot in a car, no vans, and 4x4 and campers by permit only, who bothers to go tot he trouble of getting e permit for once a year. As to setting aside the no bins out before 7am except when it suits the council to have waste piled in the streets for a week blowing around, that says it all about how Labour haven't a clue how to run a city. bob the builder
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12:33pm Fri 4 Jan 13

BigJon says...

Tom6187 wrote:
Ageing Hippy wrote:
Simon271 wrote:
I live in Holgate and received a leaflet in early December detailing all the collection dates up to this week. As I was in the house when it was delivered I know that my neighbours also received it.

Which makes me wonder why so many of them were incapable of reading it and just left their rubbish piled up on the street for 2 weeks? Maybe I was lucky in receiving the leaflet but the fact that so many of my neighbours clearly didn't bother to look at it makes me wonder how many others did the same?
We also received a leaflet in early December and all the collection dates have so far been right, even, shock, horror, when they collected the grey bin and the recycle boxes together!!!!!!
What the hell is wrong with you people? the information is there, just because you are not spoon fed it you whinge and whine, GET A GRIP!
This isn't the problem, there is a backlog and they are trying their best to clear it, the problem has been created by the management. Just because some people haven't experienced the backlog doesn't mean it isn't there.
btw something no-one has commented on......in the report it talks about complaints about the overflowing recycling containers but has anyone noticed that in the Fulford Place photo, the bins are clearly not overflowing - if they were then the tops would be wedged open wouldn't they? Seems more like people dumping rubbish and not bothering to sort it into the correct bins.
[quote][p][bold]Tom6187[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ageing Hippy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simon271[/bold] wrote: I live in Holgate and received a leaflet in early December detailing all the collection dates up to this week. As I was in the house when it was delivered I know that my neighbours also received it. Which makes me wonder why so many of them were incapable of reading it and just left their rubbish piled up on the street for 2 weeks? Maybe I was lucky in receiving the leaflet but the fact that so many of my neighbours clearly didn't bother to look at it makes me wonder how many others did the same?[/p][/quote]We also received a leaflet in early December and all the collection dates have so far been right, even, shock, horror, when they collected the grey bin and the recycle boxes together!!!!!! What the hell is wrong with you people? the information is there, just because you are not spoon fed it you whinge and whine, GET A GRIP![/p][/quote]This isn't the problem, there is a backlog and they are trying their best to clear it, the problem has been created by the management. Just because some people haven't experienced the backlog doesn't mean it isn't there.[/p][/quote]btw something no-one has commented on......in the report it talks about complaints about the overflowing recycling containers but has anyone noticed that in the Fulford Place photo, the bins are clearly not overflowing - if they were then the tops would be wedged open wouldn't they? Seems more like people dumping rubbish and not bothering to sort it into the correct bins. BigJon
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12:39pm Fri 4 Jan 13

directdebbie says...

Usual collection was wednesday and the bin men and the recyling turned up on time and emptyed all my rubbish, no problems what so ever. i say well done to the dust men,
Usual collection was wednesday and the bin men and the recyling turned up on time and emptyed all my rubbish, no problems what so ever. i say well done to the dust men, directdebbie
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12:41pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Yeahbutno says...

BigJon wrote:
Tom6187 wrote:
They gave the drivers a week off over Christmas to try and save money but now they are having to work over the weekend to help clear the backlog so any saving will be gone, classic nonsense from people who couldn't run a bath never mind a council.
Actually, looking at the collection calendar (which I received long before Christmas) the weeks either side of Christmas were grey (refuse) collection weeks so, in theory at least, there should have been a regular bi-weekly rubbish collection for everyone except the 1/5 who have theirs collected on Tuesdays (New Years Day)....and so far, at most these people have had to wait an extra couple of days.....if their bins are overflowing so much in two weeks then maybe they should be looking at how much rubbish they are throwing away, not at the delay in collection. The only collection actually "missed" would have been a recycling collection (for which there was an extra one the week before Christmas) and, as I stated in my previous, there shouldn't be any problem with anyone having extra cardboard/cans/bottl

es around....and if so, they can easily get rid of them themselves. According to the council website our revised collection day (Tang Hall area) was Wednesday and, as advertised, the bins were emptied on Wednesday.
Not bothered about waiting a few extra days for the gery bin. However my recycling was last collected on 11th December, and won't be collected again until next Tuesday...4 weeks later.

There was NOT an "extra" collection before Christmas in our area.
[quote][p][bold]BigJon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tom6187[/bold] wrote: They gave the drivers a week off over Christmas to try and save money but now they are having to work over the weekend to help clear the backlog so any saving will be gone, classic nonsense from people who couldn't run a bath never mind a council.[/p][/quote]Actually, looking at the collection calendar (which I received long before Christmas) the weeks either side of Christmas were grey (refuse) collection weeks so, in theory at least, there should have been a regular bi-weekly rubbish collection for everyone except the 1/5 who have theirs collected on Tuesdays (New Years Day)....and so far, at most these people have had to wait an extra couple of days.....if their bins are overflowing so much in two weeks then maybe they should be looking at how much rubbish they are throwing away, not at the delay in collection. The only collection actually "missed" would have been a recycling collection (for which there was an extra one the week before Christmas) and, as I stated in my previous, there shouldn't be any problem with anyone having extra cardboard/cans/bottl es around....and if so, they can easily get rid of them themselves. According to the council website our revised collection day (Tang Hall area) was Wednesday and, as advertised, the bins were emptied on Wednesday.[/p][/quote]Not bothered about waiting a few extra days for the gery bin. However my recycling was last collected on 11th December, and won't be collected again until next Tuesday...4 weeks later. There was NOT an "extra" collection before Christmas in our area. Yeahbutno
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12:49pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Hoofarted says...

Piggy Tory Pickles cut backs to Local Authorities will get worse. Blame the workers, managers, council leaders all you like. Cut backs to Councils means services affected.
Piggy Tory Pickles cut backs to Local Authorities will get worse. Blame the workers, managers, council leaders all you like. Cut backs to Councils means services affected. Hoofarted
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12:50pm Fri 4 Jan 13

dodgydavereturns says...

Apparently, Cllr Steward F.B. has stated that there is no need for refuse collections in York. Just shortly before he cried to the Y.P. and had comments on the food banks removed
Apparently, Cllr Steward F.B. has stated that there is no need for refuse collections in York. Just shortly before he cried to the Y.P. and had comments on the food banks removed dodgydavereturns
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12:55pm Fri 4 Jan 13

sterlingman says...

The people who havent had their bins emptied are lucky I have been waiting six weeks for two recycle bins to be able to put rubbish in so the council can come and empty them! (If I am lucky)
The people who havent had their bins emptied are lucky I have been waiting six weeks for two recycle bins to be able to put rubbish in so the council can come and empty them! (If I am lucky) sterlingman
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1:05pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Prob says...

dodgydavereturns wrote:
Apparently, Cllr Steward F.B. has stated that there is no need for refuse collections in York. Just shortly before he cried to the Y.P. and had comments on the food banks removed
I spot a meme in the making!
[quote][p][bold]dodgydavereturns[/bold] wrote: Apparently, Cllr Steward F.B. has stated that there is no need for refuse collections in York. Just shortly before he cried to the Y.P. and had comments on the food banks removed[/p][/quote]I spot a meme in the making! Prob
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1:19pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Jaquesstrap says...

according to the list published on the COYC website, the whole area adjoining Navigation Road/Foss Islands Road doesn't exist!!! That'll be why both types of bins are full/overflowing and no sign of a collection!! Even had the rag and bone men out this morning having a sniff around, could be more efficient than the shower of s**t COYC employ at the moment!!!
according to the list published on the COYC website, the whole area adjoining Navigation Road/Foss Islands Road doesn't exist!!! That'll be why both types of bins are full/overflowing and no sign of a collection!! Even had the rag and bone men out this morning having a sniff around, could be more efficient than the shower of s**t COYC employ at the moment!!! Jaquesstrap
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1:29pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Buzz Light-year says...

Complaints about overflowing bins – some full of rotting festive food –

No excuse for wasting food.
We can't all defend food banks one day and then next day demand the council come immediately to take away food we over-bought and didn't get round to eating.

I understand that rubbish collections are the figurehead for what we pay council tax for but it never ceases to amaze me how worked up people get about it.

If the recycling hasn't been taken, suck it up just this once, take it yourself. I did.

Overflowing grey bins should only be an issue for blocks of flats and high density residential like Fulford Place in the article. You should expect it when you move to somewhere like that.

There's nothing worse than blaming the council (or the government) for every one of society's ills, especially the ones you can deal with yourself.
[quote]Complaints about overflowing bins – some full of rotting festive food – [/quote] No excuse for wasting food. We can't all defend food banks one day and then next day demand the council come immediately to take away food we over-bought and didn't get round to eating. I understand that rubbish collections are the figurehead for what we pay council tax for but it never ceases to amaze me how worked up people get about it. If the recycling hasn't been taken, suck it up just this once, take it yourself. I did. Overflowing grey bins should only be an issue for blocks of flats and high density residential like Fulford Place in the article. You should expect it when you move to somewhere like that. There's nothing worse than blaming the council (or the government) for every one of society's ills, especially the ones you can deal with yourself. Buzz Light-year
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1:33pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Buzz Light-year says...

Also, where exactly are the recycling facilities at Morrisons Foss Bank?
Also, where exactly are the recycling facilities at Morrisons Foss Bank? Buzz Light-year
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1:56pm Fri 4 Jan 13

BigJon says...

Yeahbutno says... There was NOT an "extra" collection before Christmas in our area.

Should've been on the same day as your regular collection in the week 17-21 Dec. - do you have one of the collection calendars? If not, that might be why you....and others....missed putting it out. The next scheduled recycling week is next week.....
Yeahbutno says... There was NOT an "extra" collection before Christmas in our area. Should've been on the same day as your regular collection in the week 17-21 Dec. - do you have one of the collection calendars? If not, that might be why you....and others....missed putting it out. The next scheduled recycling week is next week..... BigJon
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2:05pm Fri 4 Jan 13

BigJon says...

bob the builder wrote:
You can only get into the James St recycling depot in a car, no vans, and 4x4 and campers by permit only, who bothers to go tot he trouble of getting e permit for once a year. As to setting aside the no bins out before 7am except when it suits the council to have waste piled in the streets for a week blowing around, that says it all about how Labour haven't a clue how to run a city.
How much rubbish/recycling are you trying to throw away????? If it's a normal household then surely it'd fit in a normal car, so no problem with needing a permit.....even if you only have a 4x4, if you want to get rid of small amounts of excess recycling why not park outside the recycling centre and put it in the bins provided for pedestrians/cyclists near the entrance.
[quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: You can only get into the James St recycling depot in a car, no vans, and 4x4 and campers by permit only, who bothers to go tot he trouble of getting e permit for once a year. As to setting aside the no bins out before 7am except when it suits the council to have waste piled in the streets for a week blowing around, that says it all about how Labour haven't a clue how to run a city.[/p][/quote]How much rubbish/recycling are you trying to throw away????? If it's a normal household then surely it'd fit in a normal car, so no problem with needing a permit.....even if you only have a 4x4, if you want to get rid of small amounts of excess recycling why not park outside the recycling centre and put it in the bins provided for pedestrians/cyclists near the entrance. BigJon
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2:16pm Fri 4 Jan 13

BigJon says...

btw....I know I've been defending things up till now but, I now also think that one hand may not be fully talking the other...

Our grey collection was due on 1st....but on the list was delayed until the 2nd......everyone put bins out and they were collected on the 2nd.....

however I've just looked at the revised list and we're now scheduled for a grey collection today........even though, obviously, no-ones put their bins out and I haven't seen or heard a truck so far......
btw....I know I've been defending things up till now but, I now also think that one hand may not be fully talking the other... Our grey collection was due on 1st....but on the list was delayed until the 2nd......everyone put bins out and they were collected on the 2nd..... however I've just looked at the revised list and we're now scheduled for a grey collection today........even though, obviously, no-ones put their bins out and I haven't seen or heard a truck so far...... BigJon
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3:17pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Podlet says...

I know I hail from ERYC land so have a different service, and that this isn't on the main whinge of the article/comments, but...

Our recycling is collected monthly - I hardly ever fill the bin.

Our landfill is collected weekly - I only put the bin out monthly.

I live in a family of four, and none of us are hard-core eco freaks.

How do you people make so much waste?
I know I hail from ERYC land so have a different service, and that this isn't on the main whinge of the article/comments, but... Our recycling is collected monthly - I hardly ever fill the bin. Our landfill is collected weekly - I only put the bin out monthly. I live in a family of four, and none of us are hard-core eco freaks. How do you people make so much waste? Podlet
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3:26pm Fri 4 Jan 13

twoleftfeet says...

http://www.york.gov.
uk/content/45090/643
65/Household_waste_-
_collection/Revised_
collection_list.pdf
http://www.york.gov. uk/content/45090/643 65/Household_waste_- _collection/Revised_ collection_list.pdf twoleftfeet
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3:40pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Yeahbutno says...

BigJon wrote:
Yeahbutno says... There was NOT an "extra" collection before Christmas in our area.

Should've been on the same day as your regular collection in the week 17-21 Dec. - do you have one of the collection calendars? If not, that might be why you....and others....missed putting it out. The next scheduled recycling week is next week.....
Jon.

Yes I do have a collection calendar, and I'm perfectly capable of reading it.

Half the city got a double collection in the week you mentioned (you included presumably), the other half is supposed to have had the double collection this week. I was in the latter.
[quote][p][bold]BigJon[/bold] wrote: Yeahbutno says... There was NOT an "extra" collection before Christmas in our area. Should've been on the same day as your regular collection in the week 17-21 Dec. - do you have one of the collection calendars? If not, that might be why you....and others....missed putting it out. The next scheduled recycling week is next week.....[/p][/quote]Jon. Yes I do have a collection calendar, and I'm perfectly capable of reading it. Half the city got a double collection in the week you mentioned (you included presumably), the other half is supposed to have had the double collection this week. I was in the latter. Yeahbutno
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3:55pm Fri 4 Jan 13

BigJon says...

Yeahbutno wrote:
BigJon wrote:
Yeahbutno says... There was NOT an "extra" collection before Christmas in our area.

Should've been on the same day as your regular collection in the week 17-21 Dec. - do you have one of the collection calendars? If not, that might be why you....and others....missed putting it out. The next scheduled recycling week is next week.....
Jon.

Yes I do have a collection calendar, and I'm perfectly capable of reading it.

Half the city got a double collection in the week you mentioned (you included presumably), the other half is supposed to have had the double collection this week. I was in the latter.
sorry, I presumed it was the same calendar for everyone......
[quote][p][bold]Yeahbutno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigJon[/bold] wrote: Yeahbutno says... There was NOT an "extra" collection before Christmas in our area. Should've been on the same day as your regular collection in the week 17-21 Dec. - do you have one of the collection calendars? If not, that might be why you....and others....missed putting it out. The next scheduled recycling week is next week.....[/p][/quote]Jon. Yes I do have a collection calendar, and I'm perfectly capable of reading it. Half the city got a double collection in the week you mentioned (you included presumably), the other half is supposed to have had the double collection this week. I was in the latter.[/p][/quote]sorry, I presumed it was the same calendar for everyone...... BigJon
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3:56pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Yeahbutno says...

No probs, i would have assumed the same too!
No probs, i would have assumed the same too! Yeahbutno
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4:06pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Chris82 says...

What a mess. To the people who tell others to take their rubbish to the recycling centre: Not everyone has a car ! I can't see myself being allowed on the bus with my recycling boxes and bags full of rubbish. Besides I can't carry it. One box maybe but not the rest. It's not much to ask to expect what the residents were told on the leaflets. Why print it and then not turn up at all? For the ones like me where collection days fall on a Tuesday have been hit twice. We still have our rubbish sitting there now. A clever thing to do would have been getting all the recycle boxes emptied on the 31st December and then the black bins at the end of this week. That way a build up of rubbish WOULD have been prevented.
What a mess. To the people who tell others to take their rubbish to the recycling centre: Not everyone has a car ! I can't see myself being allowed on the bus with my recycling boxes and bags full of rubbish. Besides I can't carry it. One box maybe but not the rest. It's not much to ask to expect what the residents were told on the leaflets. Why print it and then not turn up at all? For the ones like me where collection days fall on a Tuesday have been hit twice. We still have our rubbish sitting there now. A clever thing to do would have been getting all the recycle boxes emptied on the 31st December and then the black bins at the end of this week. That way a build up of rubbish WOULD have been prevented. Chris82
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4:09pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Oncebitten says...

Lots of people saying on The website thats all well and good for all these who have access to the Internet....so all posting here had the capability of looking for when their bins would be collected.

Spare a thought for those who have no such access.

East Riding missed only one week ....oh and btw we have our general waste taken every week!...have a great composting bin, cardboard kitchen and garden waste and a blue bin for newspapers food and drinks cans plastic packaging carton and mixed glass....maybe York should adopt such a simle waste system that really works.
Lots of people saying on The website thats all well and good for all these who have access to the Internet....so all posting here had the capability of looking for when their bins would be collected. Spare a thought for those who have no such access. East Riding missed only one week ....oh and btw we have our general waste taken every week!...have a great composting bin, cardboard kitchen and garden waste and a blue bin for newspapers food and drinks cans plastic packaging carton and mixed glass....maybe York should adopt such a simle waste system that really works. Oncebitten
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4:40pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Acomblady says...

I have just got home and read this thread with great amusement. I have tuesday waste collections and so have had 2 weeks with NO collections. We missed the catch up week as we only had 2 carrier bags full in our landfill bin. However our recycling is overflowing all over the driveway. We don't have a garage to store it in and I don't drive so taking it to a recycling centre is not an option. We will survive the 5 weeks without a grey bin collection but the weather is too mild to leave food waste to rot. Our estate is full of black bags. Sadly I cannot see how this situation is helping the environment or encouraging households to sort their waste. Just to amuse you all there is a notice on the council bins in town to remind everyone that dumping household waste in them is an offence
I have just got home and read this thread with great amusement. I have tuesday waste collections and so have had 2 weeks with NO collections. We missed the catch up week as we only had 2 carrier bags full in our landfill bin. However our recycling is overflowing all over the driveway. We don't have a garage to store it in and I don't drive so taking it to a recycling centre is not an option. We will survive the 5 weeks without a grey bin collection but the weather is too mild to leave food waste to rot. Our estate is full of black bags. Sadly I cannot see how this situation is helping the environment or encouraging households to sort their waste. Just to amuse you all there is a notice on the council bins in town to remind everyone that dumping household waste in them is an offence Acomblady
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5:13pm Fri 4 Jan 13

bill bailey says...

Well you know what to do.if your councillor is not performing kick him out next time.they get well rewarded for what they do.and if any of them come on here and say otherwise.let them tell us what they got paid over the last year.
Well you know what to do.if your councillor is not performing kick him out next time.they get well rewarded for what they do.and if any of them come on here and say otherwise.let them tell us what they got paid over the last year. bill bailey
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5:16pm Fri 4 Jan 13

RoseD says...

nclair wrote:
In the Groves, particularly my street, rubbish black bags are piled high! The rubbish here should have been collected on Tuesday but as this was the 1st everyone followed the revised schedule published on website and put their rubbish out on Wednesday evening to be collected on Thursday 3rd. It is now Friday 4th and rubbish still not been collected. We should also have had, according to the schedule published online, recycling collected today. However, after putting recycling boxes out last night, this morning the scheduled was revised again to now say Tuesday 8th. It still says black bags should have been collected on Thursday 3rd. They have said to leave rubbish out until Saturday where it will be collected. The street is an absolute mess with black bags all over the pavements. This isn't the first time this has happened. We don't have he luxury of wheelie bins living on terraced streets so black bags have to go directly onto the street. By Saturday, the rubbish will have been out for 3 nights. Surely this isn't good for the environment. And now can't even get rid of recycling as that has been out back till Tuesday.
Exactly!! We checked the website. We even phoned. The person who answered the phone was WRONG btw and I only barely got to the bin men in time. I happened to hear their truck.

Shambolic.
[quote][p][bold]nclair[/bold] wrote: In the Groves, particularly my street, rubbish black bags are piled high! The rubbish here should have been collected on Tuesday but as this was the 1st everyone followed the revised schedule published on website and put their rubbish out on Wednesday evening to be collected on Thursday 3rd. It is now Friday 4th and rubbish still not been collected. We should also have had, according to the schedule published online, recycling collected today. However, after putting recycling boxes out last night, this morning the scheduled was revised again to now say Tuesday 8th. It still says black bags should have been collected on Thursday 3rd. They have said to leave rubbish out until Saturday where it will be collected. The street is an absolute mess with black bags all over the pavements. This isn't the first time this has happened. We don't have he luxury of wheelie bins living on terraced streets so black bags have to go directly onto the street. By Saturday, the rubbish will have been out for 3 nights. Surely this isn't good for the environment. And now can't even get rid of recycling as that has been out back till Tuesday.[/p][/quote]Exactly!! We checked the website. We even phoned. The person who answered the phone was WRONG btw and I only barely got to the bin men in time. I happened to hear their truck. Shambolic. RoseD
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5:18pm Fri 4 Jan 13

RoseD says...

m dee wrote:
Very badly planned and executed the collections this year,last collection 18th Dec which was a double collection ( recycling and black bin ) although black bin had bin emptied the week before and to early for any extra xmas related rubbish.
Received no calenders/stickers ect with details,its now 4th Jan as others have said the recycling has gone from 14 days to 21 days,very ill thought out indeed.
Yep: no info sent out.
[quote][p][bold]m dee[/bold] wrote: Very badly planned and executed the collections this year,last collection 18th Dec which was a double collection ( recycling and black bin ) although black bin had bin emptied the week before and to early for any extra xmas related rubbish. Received no calenders/stickers ect with details,its now 4th Jan as others have said the recycling has gone from 14 days to 21 days,very ill thought out indeed.[/p][/quote]Yep: no info sent out. RoseD
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5:19pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Spider1 says...

I live in Wigginton - got a schedule from the council through the door - put out bins and recycling yesterday - collected - no problem :)
I live in Wigginton - got a schedule from the council through the door - put out bins and recycling yesterday - collected - no problem :) Spider1
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5:19pm Fri 4 Jan 13

RoseD says...

BigJon wrote:
I'm sure I'll be corrected by someone but, to all the people complaining about 6-8 since the last recycling collection.....wasn'

t the week before christmas (ie only 2 weeks ago) a refuse AND recycling collection week?

Also, if it's recycling and not rotting food waste what's wrong with sticking a pile of papers or box of crushed cans/plastic bottles in a cupboard, shed, or anywhere for a couple of weeks?? If you've rinsed the bottles/cans they won't smell and if you have to leave them outside then just cover them with something heavy so they won't blow away.

If you really don't want to leave them laying around then load them in your cars and take to one of the recycling centres yourselves......it's not exactly rocket science!!
Dont have a shed. Dont have room in the tiny house. And what should the elderly do if they live on 1st floor or above in a flat?
[quote][p][bold]BigJon[/bold] wrote: I'm sure I'll be corrected by someone but, to all the people complaining about 6-8 since the last recycling collection.....wasn' t the week before christmas (ie only 2 weeks ago) a refuse AND recycling collection week? Also, if it's recycling and not rotting food waste what's wrong with sticking a pile of papers or box of crushed cans/plastic bottles in a cupboard, shed, or anywhere for a couple of weeks?? If you've rinsed the bottles/cans they won't smell and if you have to leave them outside then just cover them with something heavy so they won't blow away. If you really don't want to leave them laying around then load them in your cars and take to one of the recycling centres yourselves......it's not exactly rocket science!![/p][/quote]Dont have a shed. Dont have room in the tiny house. And what should the elderly do if they live on 1st floor or above in a flat? RoseD
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5:22pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Torkie says...

I thought people were playing my box is bigger than your box. Some were out on new years day and they've been accumulating all week. They weren't supposed to be picked up until today but it looks like it'll be tomorrow now.
It's no big deal, glad it's not always like this though.
I thought people were playing my box is bigger than your box. Some were out on new years day and they've been accumulating all week. They weren't supposed to be picked up until today but it looks like it'll be tomorrow now. It's no big deal, glad it's not always like this though. Torkie
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6:05pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Silver says...

captain_nick wrote:
Simon271 wrote:
I live in Holgate and received a leaflet in early December detailing all the collection dates up to this week. As I was in the house when it was delivered I know that my neighbours also received it.

Which makes me wonder why so many of them were incapable of reading it and just left their rubbish piled up on the street for 2 weeks? Maybe I was lucky in receiving the leaflet but the fact that so many of my neighbours clearly didn't bother to look at it makes me wonder how many others did the same?
We never received a leaflet in South Bank this year, so missed that we had an early collection for recycling and rubbish the week before Christmas.

One concern is how elderly people or people without the internet are supposed to get hold of this information?

The council have stopped giving us bin liners, they're not handing out information to the masses and expect us to be OK with a council tax rise? Hilarious!

The other factor is that if you leave rubbish in the street, the council complain, send letters to everyone moaning about the fact it's a health risk and encourages rats and foxes and a threat of a fine...yet it's OK for them to do exactly that?!

Yet another reason that York council are 'rubbish' at what they do.
@Captain Nick you received free bin liners? You can get a bunch of em from poundshops
[quote][p][bold]captain_nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simon271[/bold] wrote: I live in Holgate and received a leaflet in early December detailing all the collection dates up to this week. As I was in the house when it was delivered I know that my neighbours also received it. Which makes me wonder why so many of them were incapable of reading it and just left their rubbish piled up on the street for 2 weeks? Maybe I was lucky in receiving the leaflet but the fact that so many of my neighbours clearly didn't bother to look at it makes me wonder how many others did the same?[/p][/quote]We never received a leaflet in South Bank this year, so missed that we had an early collection for recycling and rubbish the week before Christmas. One concern is how elderly people or people without the internet are supposed to get hold of this information? The council have stopped giving us bin liners, they're not handing out information to the masses and expect us to be OK with a council tax rise? Hilarious! The other factor is that if you leave rubbish in the street, the council complain, send letters to everyone moaning about the fact it's a health risk and encourages rats and foxes and a threat of a fine...yet it's OK for them to do exactly that?! Yet another reason that York council are 'rubbish' at what they do.[/p][/quote]@Captain Nick you received free bin liners? You can get a bunch of em from poundshops Silver
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7:21pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Buzz Light-year says...

Acomblady wrote:
I have just got home and read this thread with great amusement. I have tuesday waste collections and so have had 2 weeks with NO collections. We missed the catch up week as we only had 2 carrier bags full in our landfill bin. However our recycling is overflowing all over the driveway. We don't have a garage to store it in and I don't drive so taking it to a recycling centre is not an option. We will survive the 5 weeks without a grey bin collection but the weather is too mild to leave food waste to rot. Our estate is full of black bags. Sadly I cannot see how this situation is helping the environment or encouraging households to sort their waste. Just to amuse you all there is a notice on the council bins in town to remind everyone that dumping household waste in them is an offence
Since you're in Acomb you could walk to Morrisons? Why would you even dream of getting a bus to James St?
Just fill a bag or two. Just to ease the pressure.
If you have kids send the kids out with some and bribe them with a treat?
[quote][p][bold]Acomblady[/bold] wrote: I have just got home and read this thread with great amusement. I have tuesday waste collections and so have had 2 weeks with NO collections. We missed the catch up week as we only had 2 carrier bags full in our landfill bin. However our recycling is overflowing all over the driveway. We don't have a garage to store it in and I don't drive so taking it to a recycling centre is not an option. We will survive the 5 weeks without a grey bin collection but the weather is too mild to leave food waste to rot. Our estate is full of black bags. Sadly I cannot see how this situation is helping the environment or encouraging households to sort their waste. Just to amuse you all there is a notice on the council bins in town to remind everyone that dumping household waste in them is an offence[/p][/quote]Since you're in Acomb you could walk to Morrisons? Why would you even dream of getting a bus to James St? Just fill a bag or two. Just to ease the pressure. If you have kids send the kids out with some and bribe them with a treat? Buzz Light-year
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7:23pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Buzz Light-year says...

Chris82 wrote:
What a mess. To the people who tell others to take their rubbish to the recycling centre: Not everyone has a car ! I can't see myself being allowed on the bus with my recycling boxes and bags full of rubbish. Besides I can't carry it. One box maybe but not the rest. It's not much to ask to expect what the residents were told on the leaflets. Why print it and then not turn up at all? For the ones like me where collection days fall on a Tuesday have been hit twice. We still have our rubbish sitting there now. A clever thing to do would have been getting all the recycle boxes emptied on the 31st December and then the black bins at the end of this week. That way a build up of rubbish WOULD have been prevented.
You might not have a car but you do have legs though right?
Just take a bit at a time to the nearest place.
[quote][p][bold]Chris82[/bold] wrote: What a mess. To the people who tell others to take their rubbish to the recycling centre: Not everyone has a car ! I can't see myself being allowed on the bus with my recycling boxes and bags full of rubbish. Besides I can't carry it. One box maybe but not the rest. It's not much to ask to expect what the residents were told on the leaflets. Why print it and then not turn up at all? For the ones like me where collection days fall on a Tuesday have been hit twice. We still have our rubbish sitting there now. A clever thing to do would have been getting all the recycle boxes emptied on the 31st December and then the black bins at the end of this week. That way a build up of rubbish WOULD have been prevented.[/p][/quote]You might not have a car but you do have legs though right? Just take a bit at a time to the nearest place. Buzz Light-year
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7:26pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Buzz Light-year says...

I guess what I'm saying is...
People should stop whinging and scapegoating and take some responsibility for themselves and the cr@p they generate!
I guess what I'm saying is... People should stop whinging and scapegoating and take some responsibility for themselves and the cr@p they generate! Buzz Light-year
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7:46pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Oaklands Resident says...

Getting worse.

The Council have "tweeted" to apologise (good & about time!) for the mess up and assure residents that they will "be working over the weekend to clear the backlog of rubbish AND recycling".

However, their web site says that many streets will not have recycling collected until Tuesday. So some residents have taken it back in!!!
Getting worse. The Council have "tweeted" to apologise (good & about time!) for the mess up and assure residents that they will "be working over the weekend to clear the backlog of rubbish AND recycling". However, their web site says that many streets will not have recycling collected until Tuesday. So some residents have taken it back in!!! Oaklands Resident
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8:13pm Fri 4 Jan 13

AM14 says...

Really surprised by a lot of these comments.

The council didn't 'just give the bin men the week off over Christmas' it was one of the cost savings they had to do because of the government cuts. A pain yes but the council haven't purposely let people's rubbish overflow just for the sake of it.

The cuts will hit residents in many ways over the coming year. And yet the council will still have to cut jobs too.

The collection information was issued in advance and was available on the website. The collection information is sent out every year listing all you need for the year.

It's easy to moan and criticise when you're sitting writing comments but the criticism and blame are rarely directed in the correct place.
Really surprised by a lot of these comments. The council didn't 'just give the bin men the week off over Christmas' it was one of the cost savings they had to do because of the government cuts. A pain yes but the council haven't purposely let people's rubbish overflow just for the sake of it. The cuts will hit residents in many ways over the coming year. And yet the council will still have to cut jobs too. The collection information was issued in advance and was available on the website. The collection information is sent out every year listing all you need for the year. It's easy to moan and criticise when you're sitting writing comments but the criticism and blame are rarely directed in the correct place. AM14
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8:18pm Fri 4 Jan 13

desmond tiblets says...

Tried to park in the bishopthorpe road car park earlier,never seen so many bottles lined up next to an overflowing bottle bank what the hell is going on.James stop calling rival councillors names and tweeting all day long and get on with your job the people of York pay you to do.
Tried to park in the bishopthorpe road car park earlier,never seen so many bottles lined up next to an overflowing bottle bank what the hell is going on.James stop calling rival councillors names and tweeting all day long and get on with your job the people of York pay you to do. desmond tiblets
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8:35pm Fri 4 Jan 13

desmond tiblets says...

Also,how handy would beckfield lane skip have been at this time of year?
Also,how handy would beckfield lane skip have been at this time of year? desmond tiblets
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8:55pm Fri 4 Jan 13

BelleandCarl says...

I checked on the city of york council website before I went away which said that I was going to get my bin emptied on the 2nd jan which never happened I've just checked now and it said that its not going to be emptied until the 15th jan!!!! It always said that it was last emptied on the 18th December!!!! Nearly a month without it been emptied!!!!!!!! What a joke!!!
I checked on the city of york council website before I went away which said that I was going to get my bin emptied on the 2nd jan which never happened I've just checked now and it said that its not going to be emptied until the 15th jan!!!! It always said that it was last emptied on the 18th December!!!! Nearly a month without it been emptied!!!!!!!! What a joke!!! BelleandCarl
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9:01pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Yorkborneinbse says...

Sadly, this is the type of Service we should expect from a Council which is ran by Individuals with no discernible skills for running a bath, let alone a City.
To be fair though, Christmas was sprung upon us. I had no idea until I woke up on the 25th and went to the shops to find them closed, Why, oh why don't they tell us about these things? I blame the Police.
Sadly, this is the type of Service we should expect from a Council which is ran by Individuals with no discernible skills for running a bath, let alone a City. To be fair though, Christmas was sprung upon us. I had no idea until I woke up on the 25th and went to the shops to find them closed, Why, oh why don't they tell us about these things? I blame the Police. Yorkborneinbse
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9:36pm Fri 4 Jan 13

m dee says...

Buzz Light-year wrote:
Acomblady wrote:
I have just got home and read this thread with great amusement. I have tuesday waste collections and so have had 2 weeks with NO collections. We missed the catch up week as we only had 2 carrier bags full in our landfill bin. However our recycling is overflowing all over the driveway. We don't have a garage to store it in and I don't drive so taking it to a recycling centre is not an option. We will survive the 5 weeks without a grey bin collection but the weather is too mild to leave food waste to rot. Our estate is full of black bags. Sadly I cannot see how this situation is helping the environment or encouraging households to sort their waste. Just to amuse you all there is a notice on the council bins in town to remind everyone that dumping household waste in them is an offence
Since you're in Acomb you could walk to Morrisons? Why would you even dream of getting a bus to James St?
Just fill a bag or two. Just to ease the pressure.
If you have kids send the kids out with some and bribe them with a treat?
Would not advise Morrisons in Acomb the skips are over flowing its just getting piled up.
[quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Acomblady[/bold] wrote: I have just got home and read this thread with great amusement. I have tuesday waste collections and so have had 2 weeks with NO collections. We missed the catch up week as we only had 2 carrier bags full in our landfill bin. However our recycling is overflowing all over the driveway. We don't have a garage to store it in and I don't drive so taking it to a recycling centre is not an option. We will survive the 5 weeks without a grey bin collection but the weather is too mild to leave food waste to rot. Our estate is full of black bags. Sadly I cannot see how this situation is helping the environment or encouraging households to sort their waste. Just to amuse you all there is a notice on the council bins in town to remind everyone that dumping household waste in them is an offence[/p][/quote]Since you're in Acomb you could walk to Morrisons? Why would you even dream of getting a bus to James St? Just fill a bag or two. Just to ease the pressure. If you have kids send the kids out with some and bribe them with a treat?[/p][/quote]Would not advise Morrisons in Acomb the skips are over flowing its just getting piled up. m dee
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11:43pm Fri 4 Jan 13

dweezil says...

All in favour of the tax rise in 2013?
All in favour of the tax rise in 2013? dweezil
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3:52am Sat 5 Jan 13

Magicman! says...

It seems to be a complete mickey mouse operation this year. In Huntington we finally got our bins emptied on Wednesday - and as we had all been told recycling would be collected on the same day, those boxes went out too.... And they're still out there FULL. The bins got emptied but not the recycling... why is this, considering that bins and recycling boxes down Dodsworth Avenue, Byland Avenue, and Elmfield Avenue (all on the diagram for wednesday morning collection, whilst huntington is a thursday collection) all got emptied along with their bins? did the driver of the recycling truck just decide he couldn't be bothered with Huntington or something??
It seems to be a complete mickey mouse operation this year. In Huntington we finally got our bins emptied on Wednesday - and as we had all been told recycling would be collected on the same day, those boxes went out too.... And they're still out there FULL. The bins got emptied but not the recycling... why is this, considering that bins and recycling boxes down Dodsworth Avenue, Byland Avenue, and Elmfield Avenue (all on the diagram for wednesday morning collection, whilst huntington is a thursday collection) all got emptied along with their bins? did the driver of the recycling truck just decide he couldn't be bothered with Huntington or something?? Magicman!
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8:32am Sat 5 Jan 13

Oaklands Resident says...

Saturday: Looks like the binmen have been out early in the Westfield/Woodthorpe area emptying grey bins.

Not their fault.

There has been a major leadership failure and appaling communications with residents who were due to have a 1st Jan collection.

Still no clarification from Levene and Co about whether recycling collections are taking place over the weekend. Many, who are able to, have taken their recycling back inside.
Saturday: Looks like the binmen have been out early in the Westfield/Woodthorpe area emptying grey bins. Not their fault. There has been a major leadership failure and appaling communications with residents who were due to have a 1st Jan collection. Still no clarification from Levene and Co about whether recycling collections are taking place over the weekend. Many, who are able to, have taken their recycling back inside. Oaklands Resident
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9:27am Sat 5 Jan 13

oi oi savaloy says...

AM14 wrote:
Really surprised by a lot of these comments.

The council didn't 'just give the bin men the week off over Christmas' it was one of the cost savings they had to do because of the government cuts. A pain yes but the council haven't purposely let people's rubbish overflow just for the sake of it.

The cuts will hit residents in many ways over the coming year. And yet the council will still have to cut jobs too.

The collection information was issued in advance and was available on the website. The collection information is sent out every year listing all you need for the year.

It's easy to moan and criticise when you're sitting writing comments but the criticism and blame are rarely directed in the correct place.
Another naive labour voter taken in by labour blaming everything on the Tories !
Between 1997 and 2010 council tax went up over 100%, during that time services were cut year after year, executive wages rocketed, non jobs and quangos appeared out of nowhere, I paid a fraction of what I'm paying now when it was the old rates system, everything was hunky dory on the bin men front, regular collections, I have not seen York like this since the winter of discontent, this is nothin to do with cuts as you put it, this is down to an incompetent council and James Alexander and his cronies should do the council tax payer a favour and step down! They really are "rubbish" ...
[quote][p][bold]AM14[/bold] wrote: Really surprised by a lot of these comments. The council didn't 'just give the bin men the week off over Christmas' it was one of the cost savings they had to do because of the government cuts. A pain yes but the council haven't purposely let people's rubbish overflow just for the sake of it. The cuts will hit residents in many ways over the coming year. And yet the council will still have to cut jobs too. The collection information was issued in advance and was available on the website. The collection information is sent out every year listing all you need for the year. It's easy to moan and criticise when you're sitting writing comments but the criticism and blame are rarely directed in the correct place.[/p][/quote]Another naive labour voter taken in by labour blaming everything on the Tories ! Between 1997 and 2010 council tax went up over 100%, during that time services were cut year after year, executive wages rocketed, non jobs and quangos appeared out of nowhere, I paid a fraction of what I'm paying now when it was the old rates system, everything was hunky dory on the bin men front, regular collections, I have not seen York like this since the winter of discontent, this is nothin to do with cuts as you put it, this is down to an incompetent council and James Alexander and his cronies should do the council tax payer a favour and step down! They really are "rubbish" ... oi oi savaloy
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11:52am Sat 5 Jan 13

redchick says...

Although my black dustbin was emptied this morning, I'm still unaware as to when my recycle bins are to be done and to be honest, pretty soon they won't need emptying because all the wind we have recently had has blown everyone's recycled refuse all over the streets!
Although my black dustbin was emptied this morning, I'm still unaware as to when my recycle bins are to be done and to be honest, pretty soon they won't need emptying because all the wind we have recently had has blown everyone's recycled refuse all over the streets! redchick
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4:25pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Yorkies4girls says...

We live on Woodthorpe and none of our bins have been emptied today, even though the council website says they will definitely empty the black bin today, had to laugh at the comment that all the recycling rubbish would have blown to Harewood Whin - sorry to disillusion you but its all blown into our back garden! Perhaps if the council was to spend the 1.4 million pounds that they have splurged on furniture for their new offices, things might be a bit better around York? thinking particularly of the essential services they have cut back on. Roll on Polling Day!!!!
We live on Woodthorpe and none of our bins have been emptied today, even though the council website says they will definitely empty the black bin today, had to laugh at the comment that all the recycling rubbish would have blown to Harewood Whin - sorry to disillusion you but its all blown into our back garden! Perhaps if the council was to spend the 1.4 million pounds that they have splurged on furniture for their new offices, things might be a bit better around York? thinking particularly of the essential services they have cut back on. Roll on Polling Day!!!! Yorkies4girls
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5:22pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Sillybillies says...

We live in the Woodthorpe area, and our black wheelie bin has been emptied, recycling boxes have not. I'm expecting them to be done on 8th Jan, or they will be emptied elswhere! The cardboard & paper I can incinerate and produce much needed CO2 in the cause of global warming.
We live in the Woodthorpe area, and our black wheelie bin has been emptied, recycling boxes have not. I'm expecting them to be done on 8th Jan, or they will be emptied elswhere! The cardboard & paper I can incinerate and produce much needed CO2 in the cause of global warming. Sillybillies
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5:49pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Yorkies4girls says...

Sillybillies wrote:
We live in the Woodthorpe area, and our black wheelie bin has been emptied, recycling boxes have not. I'm expecting them to be done on 8th Jan, or they will be emptied elswhere! The cardboard & paper I can incinerate and produce much needed CO2 in the cause of global warming.
Lucky you! the council website says collections will be back to normal next week but dont hold your breath! as they havent been for our black bin today as promised then we will be a fortnight before we get it collected
[quote][p][bold]Sillybillies[/bold] wrote: We live in the Woodthorpe area, and our black wheelie bin has been emptied, recycling boxes have not. I'm expecting them to be done on 8th Jan, or they will be emptied elswhere! The cardboard & paper I can incinerate and produce much needed CO2 in the cause of global warming.[/p][/quote]Lucky you! the council website says collections will be back to normal next week but dont hold your breath! as they havent been for our black bin today as promised then we will be a fortnight before we get it collected Yorkies4girls
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5:57pm Sat 5 Jan 13

osbaldwicklane says...

The website says Thirkley Way Osbaldwick , bins will be emptied on 4th of January , ours like the rest of the top end of Thirkleby has been out since Tuesday and are still full .
The website says Thirkley Way Osbaldwick , bins will be emptied on 4th of January , ours like the rest of the top end of Thirkleby has been out since Tuesday and are still full . osbaldwicklane
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6:41pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Minsterred says...

We had a lot of excess rubbish after christmas so I took it to the tip. We also had loads of extra recycling too so I took it to a recycling point. Didnt occur to me to leave it mounting up for a few weeks. Maybe Its just me...... Probably is..
We had a lot of excess rubbish after christmas so I took it to the tip. We also had loads of extra recycling too so I took it to a recycling point. Didnt occur to me to leave it mounting up for a few weeks. Maybe Its just me...... Probably is.. Minsterred
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7:31pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Buzz Light-year says...

I went on my bike to Hazel Court today with some recycling.

Cars were queuing out of the tip, out of Hazel Court and in both directions on James St.
I went on my bike to Hazel Court today with some recycling. Cars were queuing out of the tip, out of Hazel Court and in both directions on James St. Buzz Light-year
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4:04am Sun 6 Jan 13

Magicman! says...

Yorkies4girls wrote:
Sillybillies wrote:
We live in the Woodthorpe area, and our black wheelie bin has been emptied, recycling boxes have not. I'm expecting them to be done on 8th Jan, or they will be emptied elswhere! The cardboard & paper I can incinerate and produce much needed CO2 in the cause of global warming.
Lucky you! the council website says collections will be back to normal next week but dont hold your breath! as they havent been for our black bin today as promised then we will be a fortnight before we get it collected
So if collections go 'back to normal' next week, this will mean a lot of people will be going 4 WEEKS without recycling getting emptied. Huntington being one area - this likely extends to Strensall too.

Minsterred: why should people have to consume petrol and drive to the tip because the council is too incompetant to empty peoples' bins and recycling on the same day?? And what about those who don't have cars...?
[quote][p][bold]Yorkies4girls[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sillybillies[/bold] wrote: We live in the Woodthorpe area, and our black wheelie bin has been emptied, recycling boxes have not. I'm expecting them to be done on 8th Jan, or they will be emptied elswhere! The cardboard & paper I can incinerate and produce much needed CO2 in the cause of global warming.[/p][/quote]Lucky you! the council website says collections will be back to normal next week but dont hold your breath! as they havent been for our black bin today as promised then we will be a fortnight before we get it collected[/p][/quote]So if collections go 'back to normal' next week, this will mean a lot of people will be going 4 WEEKS without recycling getting emptied. Huntington being one area - this likely extends to Strensall too. Minsterred: why should people have to consume petrol and drive to the tip because the council is too incompetant to empty peoples' bins and recycling on the same day?? And what about those who don't have cars...? Magicman!
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10:29am Sun 6 Jan 13

Meldrew2 says...

We did get a leaflet and did read it! We should have had both grey and green collections last week but only had the grey bin collected Friday. All our green items are still sat by the side of the road and it's coming up four weeks since the last collection.

Rubbish service!
We did get a leaflet and did read it! We should have had both grey and green collections last week but only had the grey bin collected Friday. All our green items are still sat by the side of the road and it's coming up four weeks since the last collection. Rubbish service! Meldrew2
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10:40am Sun 6 Jan 13

oi oi savaloy says...

Loving somebodies tweets on twitter with king James of Alexandria about trip hazards down lilbourne close , which I go by daily ... He's now blocked the tweeter for a simple comment saying what's the point in emailing him when they already have and he did nothing in the first place!

Keep up the good work James and get a cv ready .... Losing votes at an astronomical rate!
Loving somebodies tweets on twitter with king James of Alexandria about trip hazards down lilbourne close , which I go by daily ... He's now blocked the tweeter for a simple comment saying what's the point in emailing him when they already have and he did nothing in the first place! Keep up the good work James and get a cv ready .... Losing votes at an astronomical rate! oi oi savaloy
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2:43pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Sillybillies says...

Another naive labour voter taken in by labour blaming everything on the Tories !
Between 1997 and 2010 council tax went up over 100%, during that time services were cut year after year, executive wages rocketed, non jobs and quangos appeared out of nowhere, I paid a fraction of what I'm paying now when it was the old rates system, everything was hunky dory on the bin men front, regular collections, I have not seen York like this since the winter of discontent, this is nothin to do with cuts as you put it, this is down to an incompetent council and James Alexander and his cronies should do the council tax payer a favour and step down! They really are "rubbish"
...
I agree, and would like to ask this. Why are the green bins not collected just when all the leaves are falling and people are tidying their gardens for winter? I have three compost bins by the way, but a lot of trees nearby and I can't deal with all the leaves.

Then there's the question of how are the bin-men who ordinarily collect the green bins employed when they are not collecting green bins? Are they being paid to do sweet FA?
[quote]Another naive labour voter taken in by labour blaming everything on the Tories ! Between 1997 and 2010 council tax went up over 100%, during that time services were cut year after year, executive wages rocketed, non jobs and quangos appeared out of nowhere, I paid a fraction of what I'm paying now when it was the old rates system, everything was hunky dory on the bin men front, regular collections, I have not seen York like this since the winter of discontent, this is nothin to do with cuts as you put it, this is down to an incompetent council and James Alexander and his cronies should do the council tax payer a favour and step down! They really are "rubbish"[/quote] ... I agree, and would like to ask this. Why are the green bins not collected just when all the leaves are falling and people are tidying their gardens for winter? I have three compost bins by the way, but a lot of trees nearby and I can't deal with all the leaves. Then there's the question of how are the bin-men who ordinarily collect the green bins employed when they are not collecting green bins? Are they being paid to do sweet FA? Sillybillies
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6:05pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Chris82 says...

Buzz Light-year wrote:
Chris82 wrote:
What a mess. To the people who tell others to take their rubbish to the recycling centre: Not everyone has a car ! I can't see myself being allowed on the bus with my recycling boxes and bags full of rubbish. Besides I can't carry it. One box maybe but not the rest. It's not much to ask to expect what the residents were told on the leaflets. Why print it and then not turn up at all? For the ones like me where collection days fall on a Tuesday have been hit twice. We still have our rubbish sitting there now. A clever thing to do would have been getting all the recycle boxes emptied on the 31st December and then the black bins at the end of this week. That way a build up of rubbish WOULD have been prevented.
You might not have a car but you do have legs though right?
Just take a bit at a time to the nearest place.
Just takes a bit time? You're very ignorant. I have legs yeah but I can't physically carry the heavy recycle boxes. I have a walking disability but that's beside the point. It's not much to ask to just expect what the residence have been told. If someone would have done their job right we all wouldn't be in this mess in the first place. Black bins have eventually been picked up yesterday (Saturday) at 8am but the recycle is still unemptied. Tuesday the 8th is black bin again so I don't know if they're going to pick the boxes up too or not? The waiting game continues....
[quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris82[/bold] wrote: What a mess. To the people who tell others to take their rubbish to the recycling centre: Not everyone has a car ! I can't see myself being allowed on the bus with my recycling boxes and bags full of rubbish. Besides I can't carry it. One box maybe but not the rest. It's not much to ask to expect what the residents were told on the leaflets. Why print it and then not turn up at all? For the ones like me where collection days fall on a Tuesday have been hit twice. We still have our rubbish sitting there now. A clever thing to do would have been getting all the recycle boxes emptied on the 31st December and then the black bins at the end of this week. That way a build up of rubbish WOULD have been prevented.[/p][/quote]You might not have a car but you do have legs though right? Just take a bit at a time to the nearest place.[/p][/quote]Just takes a bit time? You're very ignorant. I have legs yeah but I can't physically carry the heavy recycle boxes. I have a walking disability but that's beside the point. It's not much to ask to just expect what the residence have been told. If someone would have done their job right we all wouldn't be in this mess in the first place. Black bins have eventually been picked up yesterday (Saturday) at 8am but the recycle is still unemptied. Tuesday the 8th is black bin again so I don't know if they're going to pick the boxes up too or not? The waiting game continues.... Chris82
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8:49pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Buzz Light-year says...

Chris82 wrote:
Buzz Light-year wrote:
Chris82 wrote: What a mess. To the people who tell others to take their rubbish to the recycling centre: Not everyone has a car ! I can't see myself being allowed on the bus with my recycling boxes and bags full of rubbish. Besides I can't carry it. One box maybe but not the rest. It's not much to ask to expect what the residents were told on the leaflets. Why print it and then not turn up at all? For the ones like me where collection days fall on a Tuesday have been hit twice. We still have our rubbish sitting there now. A clever thing to do would have been getting all the recycle boxes emptied on the 31st December and then the black bins at the end of this week. That way a build up of rubbish WOULD have been prevented.
You might not have a car but you do have legs though right? Just take a bit at a time to the nearest place.
Just takes a bit time? You're very ignorant. I have legs yeah but I can't physically carry the heavy recycle boxes. I have a walking disability but that's beside the point. It's not much to ask to just expect what the residence have been told. If someone would have done their job right we all wouldn't be in this mess in the first place. Black bins have eventually been picked up yesterday (Saturday) at 8am but the recycle is still unemptied. Tuesday the 8th is black bin again so I don't know if they're going to pick the boxes up too or not? The waiting game continues....
Well cheers for the unwarranted insult but I didn't say just takes a bit of time I said

"take a bit at a time"

As in put a bit in a bag when going out or near to any public recycling bins.
Just to make space, y'know?

Chill dudes, it's not the end of the world.
[quote][p][bold]Chris82[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris82[/bold] wrote: What a mess. To the people who tell others to take their rubbish to the recycling centre: Not everyone has a car ! I can't see myself being allowed on the bus with my recycling boxes and bags full of rubbish. Besides I can't carry it. One box maybe but not the rest. It's not much to ask to expect what the residents were told on the leaflets. Why print it and then not turn up at all? For the ones like me where collection days fall on a Tuesday have been hit twice. We still have our rubbish sitting there now. A clever thing to do would have been getting all the recycle boxes emptied on the 31st December and then the black bins at the end of this week. That way a build up of rubbish WOULD have been prevented.[/p][/quote]You might not have a car but you do have legs though right? Just take a bit at a time to the nearest place.[/p][/quote]Just takes a bit time? You're very ignorant. I have legs yeah but I can't physically carry the heavy recycle boxes. I have a walking disability but that's beside the point. It's not much to ask to just expect what the residence have been told. If someone would have done their job right we all wouldn't be in this mess in the first place. Black bins have eventually been picked up yesterday (Saturday) at 8am but the recycle is still unemptied. Tuesday the 8th is black bin again so I don't know if they're going to pick the boxes up too or not? The waiting game continues....[/p][/quote]Well cheers for the unwarranted insult but I didn't say just takes a bit of time I said "take a bit at a time" As in put a bit in a bag when going out or near to any public recycling bins. Just to make space, y'know? Chill dudes, it's not the end of the world. Buzz Light-year
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1:17am Mon 7 Jan 13

Ageing Hippy says...

Magicman! wrote:
Yorkies4girls wrote:
Sillybillies wrote:
We live in the Woodthorpe area, and our black wheelie bin has been emptied, recycling boxes have not. I'm expecting them to be done on 8th Jan, or they will be emptied elswhere! The cardboard & paper I can incinerate and produce much needed CO2 in the cause of global warming.
Lucky you! the council website says collections will be back to normal next week but dont hold your breath! as they havent been for our black bin today as promised then we will be a fortnight before we get it collected
So if collections go 'back to normal' next week, this will mean a lot of people will be going 4 WEEKS without recycling getting emptied. Huntington being one area - this likely extends to Strensall too.

Minsterred: why should people have to consume petrol and drive to the tip because the council is too incompetant to empty peoples' bins and recycling on the same day?? And what about those who don't have cars...?
"this LIKELY extends to Strensall too" our grey bin and recycle boxes were emptied on Thursday as scheduled on the leaflet delivered well before Christmas so thats another stupid comment! Why do people write things without checking first, I can't believe this is still generating comments, are people really that desperate to complain about the council?
[quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yorkies4girls[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sillybillies[/bold] wrote: We live in the Woodthorpe area, and our black wheelie bin has been emptied, recycling boxes have not. I'm expecting them to be done on 8th Jan, or they will be emptied elswhere! The cardboard & paper I can incinerate and produce much needed CO2 in the cause of global warming.[/p][/quote]Lucky you! the council website says collections will be back to normal next week but dont hold your breath! as they havent been for our black bin today as promised then we will be a fortnight before we get it collected[/p][/quote]So if collections go 'back to normal' next week, this will mean a lot of people will be going 4 WEEKS without recycling getting emptied. Huntington being one area - this likely extends to Strensall too. Minsterred: why should people have to consume petrol and drive to the tip because the council is too incompetant to empty peoples' bins and recycling on the same day?? And what about those who don't have cars...?[/p][/quote]"this LIKELY extends to Strensall too" our grey bin and recycle boxes were emptied on Thursday as scheduled on the leaflet delivered well before Christmas so thats another stupid comment! Why do people write things without checking first, I can't believe this is still generating comments, are people really that desperate to complain about the council? Ageing Hippy
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8:19am Wed 9 Jan 13

hikerman says...

City of York Council management think they are indispensable get someone who can do the jobs not someone pulling wool over our eyes.
City of York Council management think they are indispensable get someone who can do the jobs not someone pulling wool over our eyes. hikerman
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