Green-bin collections to restart after winter axe

Green-bin collections to restart after winter axe

Green-bin collections to restart after winter axe

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GREEN bin collections will restart in York next week after being axed over the winter in a cost-cutting move.

City of York Council last year stopped garden waste collections between November and March to save £67,000, as well as introducing charges for residents with more than one green bin.

It had originally considered introducing across-the-board charges, but this was dropped following widespread public opposition.

From Monday, bins will be collected again, with households being sent new stickers to place on lids.

Anybody wanting to have more than one bin collected until October must subscribe to the “additional green bin scheme” for £35 a year and will have 16 collections.

Residents can subscribe by phoning 01904 551551 or visiting york.gov.uk/DoItOnline

 

 

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11:36am Sat 29 Mar 14

mike.......durkin says...

its a about time its doing the bins whether is wormer and things are growing
erly..
its a about time its doing the bins whether is wormer and things are growing erly.. mike.......durkin
  • Score: -85

1:43pm Sat 29 Mar 14

MouseHouse says...

Well overdue.
Well overdue. MouseHouse
  • Score: -66

2:51pm Sat 29 Mar 14

AnotherPointofView says...

Long overdue? Well they saved a massive £67,000! That's a drop in the ocean when they have been wasting money hand over fist on so many other projects.

I wonder whether they will try it again this winter, with the local elections coming up in 2015. To stop all collections for months on end was just poor prioritizing from the Council.
Long overdue? Well they saved a massive £67,000! That's a drop in the ocean when they have been wasting money hand over fist on so many other projects. I wonder whether they will try it again this winter, with the local elections coming up in 2015. To stop all collections for months on end was just poor prioritizing from the Council. AnotherPointofView
  • Score: -46

8:05pm Sat 29 Mar 14

yorkshirelad says...

Well, as a council tax payer I think it's a good saving. How can we whinge about our council tax going up and then oppose common sense things like this. Blimey...we never had green bins years ago and now we all go crazy when they're suspended for a few months. Maybe we're all getting just an eensy weensy bit spoilt. As I have commented before....if you're garden is big enough to produce lots of green waste it's big enough to have a compost bin or heap.
Well, as a council tax payer I think it's a good saving. How can we whinge about our council tax going up and then oppose common sense things like this. Blimey...we never had green bins years ago and now we all go crazy when they're suspended for a few months. Maybe we're all getting just an eensy weensy bit spoilt. As I have commented before....if you're garden is big enough to produce lots of green waste it's big enough to have a compost bin or heap. yorkshirelad
  • Score: 42

12:13am Sun 30 Mar 14

Yorkshire Soph says...

all the money they've made from lendal bridge yet they still put the price for council tax up and don't even provide a decent service. Should of restarted green bin collections last month at the latest! Yes we didn't always have green bins but once upon a time we also had one a week collections not once a fortnight and not everything can be recycled!
all the money they've made from lendal bridge yet they still put the price for council tax up and don't even provide a decent service. Should of restarted green bin collections last month at the latest! Yes we didn't always have green bins but once upon a time we also had one a week collections not once a fortnight and not everything can be recycled! Yorkshire Soph
  • Score: 3

3:25am Sun 30 Mar 14

Magicman! says...

Whilst no green bin collections over 'winter' makes some sense... leaving it until April to restart collections is too late. I've got a pile of green crud I've cleared out from my pond rotting in the bottom of the green bin, and it's been there for over a month now since that mild spurt of weather we had. The collections should have stopped 1st week of November and restarted 1st week of MARCH.
Whilst no green bin collections over 'winter' makes some sense... leaving it until April to restart collections is too late. I've got a pile of green crud I've cleared out from my pond rotting in the bottom of the green bin, and it's been there for over a month now since that mild spurt of weather we had. The collections should have stopped 1st week of November and restarted 1st week of MARCH. Magicman!
  • Score: 7

11:32am Sun 30 Mar 14

purpletimbo says...

We never had green bins, we had grey ones emptied weekly, swapping to fortnightly cost them nothing, as the equipment would have been idle otherwise, they simply removed a service of weekly bins we have always paid for and still do, even when it doesn't happen. The green recycling figures saved them fines, but as over winter I am sure everything went to landfill the recycling will be down and landfill up over the last winter.
We never had green bins, we had grey ones emptied weekly, swapping to fortnightly cost them nothing, as the equipment would have been idle otherwise, they simply removed a service of weekly bins we have always paid for and still do, even when it doesn't happen. The green recycling figures saved them fines, but as over winter I am sure everything went to landfill the recycling will be down and landfill up over the last winter. purpletimbo
  • Score: -44

2:08pm Sun 30 Mar 14

wildthing666 says...

Or if they don't fill their grey bin use that if the green bin is full I would
Or if they don't fill their grey bin use that if the green bin is full I would wildthing666
  • Score: -34

2:40pm Sun 30 Mar 14

3.8liter says...

Good. I've got rid of 3 grey bin loads of garden waste already.
Good. I've got rid of 3 grey bin loads of garden waste already. 3.8liter
  • Score: -35

9:28pm Sun 30 Mar 14

TheTruthHurts says...

yorkshirelad wrote:
Well, as a council tax payer I think it's a good saving. How can we whinge about our council tax going up and then oppose common sense things like this. Blimey...we never had green bins years ago and now we all go crazy when they're suspended for a few months. Maybe we're all getting just an eensy weensy bit spoilt. As I have commented before....if you're garden is big enough to produce lots of green waste it's big enough to have a compost bin or heap.
No we didn't always have green bins

but as someone has already said that we used to get weekly collections

and had plenty of recycling sites, which you could take a trailer full without being turned away at the gate.

And most people could once have a good fire without too much trouble also

It's not all one way. And you don't need a particularly large garden to produce a lot of waste.
[quote][p][bold]yorkshirelad[/bold] wrote: Well, as a council tax payer I think it's a good saving. How can we whinge about our council tax going up and then oppose common sense things like this. Blimey...we never had green bins years ago and now we all go crazy when they're suspended for a few months. Maybe we're all getting just an eensy weensy bit spoilt. As I have commented before....if you're garden is big enough to produce lots of green waste it's big enough to have a compost bin or heap.[/p][/quote]No we didn't always have green bins but as someone has already said that we used to get weekly collections and had plenty of recycling sites, which you could take a trailer full without being turned away at the gate. And most people could once have a good fire without too much trouble also It's not all one way. And you don't need a particularly large garden to produce a lot of waste. TheTruthHurts
  • Score: 0

9:42pm Sun 30 Mar 14

nowthen says...

And why will we now have to have barcoded stickers on our green bins ? If we don't they won't get emptied ? I smell a rat.
And why will we now have to have barcoded stickers on our green bins ? If we don't they won't get emptied ? I smell a rat. nowthen
  • Score: 0

12:22pm Mon 31 Mar 14

yorkshirelad says...

Jeez...just heap up your green waste and leave it in a pile! This whole discussion is a demonstration of what's happening in public services...we all want want want. Maybe we cannot afford endless mollycoddling from public services. Maybe in economically difficult times we have to make do and mend' a little.

I look around me and see 2-weekly bin collections as basically successful. A tiny minority seem to not be able to cope with it and resort to moaning or threats of putting recyclable waste in the grey bins or fly-tipping. The same people, no doubt, that chuck their grass clippings, leaves and hedge trimmings away and then toddle off to B&Q to bring back bags of compost!

My goodness what would our grandparents think!
Jeez...just heap up your green waste and leave it in a pile! This whole discussion is a demonstration of what's happening in public services...we all want want want. Maybe we cannot afford endless mollycoddling from public services. Maybe in economically difficult times we have to make do and mend' a little. I look around me and see 2-weekly bin collections as basically successful. A tiny minority seem to not be able to cope with it and resort to moaning or threats of putting recyclable waste in the grey bins or fly-tipping. The same people, no doubt, that chuck their grass clippings, leaves and hedge trimmings away and then toddle off to B&Q to bring back bags of compost! My goodness what would our grandparents think! yorkshirelad
  • Score: 0

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