‘Waste of money’ claim over £13k green bin sticker bill

‘Waste of money’ claim over £13k green bin sticker bill

‘Waste of money’ claim over £13k green bin sticker bill

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A ROW has erupted over a £13,000 bill for delivering stickers to house-holders – telling refuse collectors which bins to empty.

Under a controversial new charging system, bin men can only take one load of garden waste per home. Those with more green waste have to pay £35 a year for a second green bin and a time-dated sticker showing they have paid for it.

But there is nothing to stop the system being abused by neighbours swapping extra green bins between each other to avoid the charge.

So now York Council is issuing a second smaller sticker to house-holders to stick on the single garden waste bin that is free.

From Friday, May 5, only bins with the nine-inch square “paid for” sticker or four-inch “free of charge” roundel will be emptied.

But Lib Dem Cllr Ann Reid said the bill for delivering the stickers was £13,000 and she questioned whether providing them was value for money for charge payers.

She said: “I was quite surprised – when I questioned how this would work last year I was told there would only be stickers for the paid for green bins. It seems to me a waste of precious resources. Because everyone is allowed one free bin, it is pretty obvious one is free when you put two out.

“Ours came hand-delivered by a representative of an external company. I don’t see why the bin men can’t hand them out and do we really need them?”

John O’Connell, Director of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “Council tax bills have almost doubled over the last decade but the services provided seem to be in decline. Waste collection is the most visible and frequent service that most residents will use, so to start charging extra without cutting council tax bills raises questions about the council’s spending priorities.

“ If the council wants to encourage responsible disposal of garden waste, it should reward households that do so rather than adding extra charges and fiddly demands to put the right stickers on the right bin.”

But Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Cllr David Levene, said: “All-weather stickers will be used for all green bins to ensure service changes are properly implemented and residents are in no doubt over which bins will be emptied without charge and which additional bins will be charged for.

“This involves a cost but the changes save the taxpayer by making much more significant savings to the budget, which is essential if the council is to balance its budget in the face of massive cuts from Cllr Reid’s party in Government.”

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10:15am Thu 17 Apr 14

yorkiemum says...

And this councillor is now going to be in charge of Transport...bodes well not
And this councillor is now going to be in charge of Transport...bodes well not yorkiemum
  • Score: -74

10:21am Thu 17 Apr 14

manofreason says...

how is the emptying of the first bin "FREE" this is paid for through our council tax
how is the emptying of the first bin "FREE" this is paid for through our council tax manofreason
  • Score: -77

10:25am Thu 17 Apr 14

Just zis guy, you know? says...

manofreason wrote:
how is the emptying of the first bin "FREE" this is paid for through our council tax
Ah yes, but brown envelopes don't fill themselves and outrageous salaries for pointless non-jobs for Fat Boy Jim's mates won't pay themselves either.

Plus, it seems to be standard operating procedure for council tax payers to get it in the neck to cover the council's own fiscal ineptitude.
[quote][p][bold]manofreason[/bold] wrote: how is the emptying of the first bin "FREE" this is paid for through our council tax[/p][/quote]Ah yes, but brown envelopes don't fill themselves and outrageous salaries for pointless non-jobs for Fat Boy Jim's mates won't pay themselves either. Plus, it seems to be standard operating procedure for council tax payers to get it in the neck to cover the council's own fiscal ineptitude. Just zis guy, you know?
  • Score: -82

10:26am Thu 17 Apr 14

jaycee says...

Disgraceful waste of money -wouldn't have happened if Merrett had been in charge !!
Disgraceful waste of money -wouldn't have happened if Merrett had been in charge !! jaycee
  • Score: -114

10:27am Thu 17 Apr 14

windowlicker says...

Hey, Mr Merritt maybe has some ideas how to improve the service, they probably need to install cctv and lots of warning signs, and maybe even an "enforcement officer" to keep their eye on things and issue penalty notices...
Hey, Mr Merritt maybe has some ideas how to improve the service, they probably need to install cctv and lots of warning signs, and maybe even an "enforcement officer" to keep their eye on things and issue penalty notices... windowlicker
  • Score: -79

10:47am Thu 17 Apr 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

Excellent waste of money from the council. Lets punish people for being green! Or maybe no one will pay £35 for the extra one and just put it all for landfill for free?

Taxed for doing the right thing... they really are desperate for extra income to continue the lavish spending on sh@te...They will argue that money will be generated but i doubt that over 371 people will be paying for additional money for green bins...
Excellent waste of money from the council. Lets punish people for being green! Or maybe no one will pay £35 for the extra one and just put it all for landfill for free? Taxed for doing the right thing... they really are desperate for extra income to continue the lavish spending on sh@te...They will argue that money will be generated but i doubt that over 371 people will be paying for additional money for green bins... Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: -57

10:47am Thu 17 Apr 14

eeoodares says...

This lot will try to blow every penny York has before they get voted out.

Is it going to be like the note Liam Byrne left when Labour was voted out: “I’m afraid to tell you there’s no money left.”?
This lot will try to blow every penny York has before they get voted out. Is it going to be like the note Liam Byrne left when Labour was voted out: “I’m afraid to tell you there’s no money left.”? eeoodares
  • Score: -66

11:00am Thu 17 Apr 14

Micklegate says...

Based on Lendal Bridge, when Merrett takes charge of rubbish he will probably close the bins so the lids can't open.
Based on Lendal Bridge, when Merrett takes charge of rubbish he will probably close the bins so the lids can't open. Micklegate
  • Score: -47

11:03am Thu 17 Apr 14

MrMr says...

HANG ON!
Last year, we had to pay to have our green bins emptied!?!
I had a note stuck to my bin telling me that they would empty it on this occasion, however I would need to pay for it in future!
Now we are back to having it emptied without paying extra?
What are they playing at????
I am not complaining that we are back to having it emptied, but why didn't we know this was being changed again???

I suggest we bring in mandatory drug tests for these fools, they really must be on drugs

#Merrettout
#Alexanderout


Get some dignity and resign guys!
HANG ON! Last year, we had to pay to have our green bins emptied!?! I had a note stuck to my bin telling me that they would empty it on this occasion, however I would need to pay for it in future! Now we are back to having it emptied without paying extra? What are they playing at???? I am not complaining that we are back to having it emptied, but why didn't we know this was being changed again??? I suggest we bring in mandatory drug tests for these fools, they really must be on drugs #Merrettout #Alexanderout Get some dignity and resign guys! MrMr
  • Score: -16

11:05am Thu 17 Apr 14

Vine Weevil says...

Can we have a statement from the Council as to who has more than one Green Bin ? I have yet to see more than one outside any house in the City. This seems to be a back door method of introducing charging for all Green Bin collections. Now we all have bins with bar codes on them it will be nice and simple.
Can we have a statement from the Council as to who has more than one Green Bin ? I have yet to see more than one outside any house in the City. This seems to be a back door method of introducing charging for all Green Bin collections. Now we all have bins with bar codes on them it will be nice and simple. Vine Weevil
  • Score: -31

11:14am Thu 17 Apr 14

His Nibs says...

Another "great" idea brought in by this set of clowns who could not even run a bath!

My Neighbour (bless him) lives on the corner plot where two roads meet. To help keep the area looking tidy & maintained when out cutting his own grass, also cuts the grass on the local authority land on the two sides adjacent to said roads. He asked for and received a SECOND Green Bin to
put these additional cuttings in.

He is now going to be charged the £35 per year for this second bin to be emptied so has stated that he is not prepared to pay this and "let the council cut their own grass then" is his attitude now and I don't blame him.

It may not be acres we are talking about here but to send Council Employees out to maintain this small piece of land is going to cost a lot more then £35 per year.

How many other road junctions in York could this be the case with?

Surely, there must be an way that we, the good people of York, can bring in a vote of no confidence in these Clowns and seek to have them thrown out and an election brought forward?
Another "great" idea brought in by this set of clowns who could not even run a bath! My Neighbour (bless him) lives on the corner plot where two roads meet. To help keep the area looking tidy & maintained when out cutting his own grass, also cuts the grass on the local authority land on the two sides adjacent to said roads. He asked for and received a SECOND Green Bin to put these additional cuttings in. He is now going to be charged the £35 per year for this second bin to be emptied so has stated that he is not prepared to pay this and "let the council cut their own grass then" is his attitude now and I don't blame him. It may not be acres we are talking about here but to send Council Employees out to maintain this small piece of land is going to cost a lot more then £35 per year. How many other road junctions in York could this be the case with? Surely, there must be an way that we, the good people of York, can bring in a vote of no confidence in these Clowns and seek to have them thrown out and an election brought forward? His Nibs
  • Score: 27

11:22am Thu 17 Apr 14

imassey says...

My "all weather" sticker is already beginning to peel off, after just one week. I wonder how much I will be charged for a replacement when it disappears.

My green bin stood full to bursting from the week collections stopped last year to the week they started again. Throughout the Winter, all our small animal bedding was put in the black bin instead, adding to landfill. We generally don't fill the black bin once a fortnight but during the Winter you couldn't get the lid down on it by rubbish day.

"Rubbish" - good word for the service we are getting.
My "all weather" sticker is already beginning to peel off, after just one week. I wonder how much I will be charged for a replacement when it disappears. My green bin stood full to bursting from the week collections stopped last year to the week they started again. Throughout the Winter, all our small animal bedding was put in the black bin instead, adding to landfill. We generally don't fill the black bin once a fortnight but during the Winter you couldn't get the lid down on it by rubbish day. "Rubbish" - good word for the service we are getting. imassey
  • Score: 33

11:38am Thu 17 Apr 14

Prob says...

imassey wrote:
My "all weather" sticker is already beginning to peel off, after just one week. I wonder how much I will be charged for a replacement when it disappears. My green bin stood full to bursting from the week collections stopped last year to the week they started again. Throughout the Winter, all our small animal bedding was put in the black bin instead, adding to landfill. We generally don't fill the black bin once a fortnight but during the Winter you couldn't get the lid down on it by rubbish day. "Rubbish" - good word for the service we are getting.
Was about to say the same. It's pretty much come off already.
[quote][p][bold]imassey[/bold] wrote: My "all weather" sticker is already beginning to peel off, after just one week. I wonder how much I will be charged for a replacement when it disappears. My green bin stood full to bursting from the week collections stopped last year to the week they started again. Throughout the Winter, all our small animal bedding was put in the black bin instead, adding to landfill. We generally don't fill the black bin once a fortnight but during the Winter you couldn't get the lid down on it by rubbish day. "Rubbish" - good word for the service we are getting.[/p][/quote]Was about to say the same. It's pretty much come off already. Prob
  • Score: 22

11:42am Thu 17 Apr 14

Rosieposie says...

Agree re not being emptied during autumn and winter, our was really foul and when it was emptied..it wasn't, because half the stuff was stuck in the bin. For this I pay £1020 council tax..oh and no I don't live in a mansion....I am an F and mansions are an H....yet they cost a million at least more than my house.

Transparency and less of a jobs worth attitude is needed by the council and its employees.
Agree re not being emptied during autumn and winter, our was really foul and when it was emptied..it wasn't, because half the stuff was stuck in the bin. For this I pay £1020 council tax..oh and no I don't live in a mansion....I am an F and mansions are an H....yet they cost a million at least more than my house. Transparency and less of a jobs worth attitude is needed by the council and its employees. Rosieposie
  • Score: 11

11:53am Thu 17 Apr 14

wimtroch says...

As with everything Nasty Labour does, a waste of taxpayers' money. It is not their money, so waste it. Who cares if we go bust, we (the councillors and the scroungers) will have had a good time wasting our taxpayers' money. As I said before, Labour couldn't run a whelk stall. Utterly incompetent people as 13 years in power have shown. And still people vote for this shower? Beggars belief
As with everything Nasty Labour does, a waste of taxpayers' money. It is not their money, so waste it. Who cares if we go bust, we (the councillors and the scroungers) will have had a good time wasting our taxpayers' money. As I said before, Labour couldn't run a whelk stall. Utterly incompetent people as 13 years in power have shown. And still people vote for this shower? Beggars belief wimtroch
  • Score: 29

11:57am Thu 17 Apr 14

wimtroch says...

Anyway Rosieposie, your council tax is cheap. I pay £1,300 and live in a C; Plus of course full private rent, not subsidised like the council house dwellers who also get 'tenant's choice'. I also get tenant's choice as in 'pay more rent or you're out' or 'if you want anything done, do and pay for it yourself'
Anyway Rosieposie, your council tax is cheap. I pay £1,300 and live in a C; Plus of course full private rent, not subsidised like the council house dwellers who also get 'tenant's choice'. I also get tenant's choice as in 'pay more rent or you're out' or 'if you want anything done, do and pay for it yourself' wimtroch
  • Score: 11

12:43pm Thu 17 Apr 14

magicadey says...

oh well my other green bin will just sit and wont be filled. was already in the hose when we moved there so didn't ask for it and im not paying them 35 for it.
oh well my other green bin will just sit and wont be filled. was already in the hose when we moved there so didn't ask for it and im not paying them 35 for it. magicadey
  • Score: 11

1:11pm Thu 17 Apr 14

speakinpublic says...

For all those of you who get a green bin emptied, then you are very lucky.

We got the recycling scheme pushed onto us last year, but it's not including glass (although we got the box) or garden waste.

I've exchanged emails with the Council & despite homes on the road half a mile either side of us getting green bins collected, the Council have missed a few homes near us out on the schedule & have no plans to collect. I have a larger than average garden & have 4 large composting bins & burn the occasional dry items. I now have to try and cram more waste into the alternate week black bin or risk damaging my car by bagging it up and taking it to the tip in bags myself (not great for the environment if we all have to make extra tip journeys in petrol cars).

They also told me Council tax payments do not come into it. Council tax pays for various services, but we all do not necessarily make use of all services (e.g. not everyone has kids, but some Council tax contributions go to schools).

This Council is a joke on multiple levels.
For all those of you who get a green bin emptied, then you are very lucky. We got the recycling scheme pushed onto us last year, but it's not including glass (although we got the box) or garden waste. I've exchanged emails with the Council & despite homes on the road half a mile either side of us getting green bins collected, the Council have missed a few homes near us out on the schedule & have no plans to collect. I have a larger than average garden & have 4 large composting bins & burn the occasional dry items. I now have to try and cram more waste into the alternate week black bin or risk damaging my car by bagging it up and taking it to the tip in bags myself (not great for the environment if we all have to make extra tip journeys in petrol cars). They also told me Council tax payments do not come into it. Council tax pays for various services, but we all do not necessarily make use of all services (e.g. not everyone has kids, but some Council tax contributions go to schools). This Council is a joke on multiple levels. speakinpublic
  • Score: 23

1:16pm Thu 17 Apr 14

againstthecuts says...

Is councillor merrett In charge of environmental services? And was he in charge of the lendal bridge fiasco before that?
Is councillor merrett In charge of environmental services? And was he in charge of the lendal bridge fiasco before that? againstthecuts
  • Score: 21

1:22pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Warren Z says...

The most expensive delivery service I could find online was £110/thousand. Thus,either they had around 120,000 stickers delivered or they paid far to much(or enough to include unofficial bonuses)
The most expensive delivery service I could find online was £110/thousand. Thus,either they had around 120,000 stickers delivered or they paid far to much(or enough to include unofficial bonuses) Warren Z
  • Score: 18

1:45pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Black Fox says...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who's sticker is already lifting around the edges.

You'd think the Council would have checked to see if they stick to the bins properly before paying the £13,000.

Looks like they are going to have to send out a load more!
I'm glad I'm not the only one who's sticker is already lifting around the edges. You'd think the Council would have checked to see if they stick to the bins properly before paying the £13,000. Looks like they are going to have to send out a load more! Black Fox
  • Score: 23

1:50pm Thu 17 Apr 14

buzzy_bee says...

This Labour led Council certainly has a talent for finding new ways to waste taxpayers' money.
This Labour led Council certainly has a talent for finding new ways to waste taxpayers' money. buzzy_bee
  • Score: 25

1:58pm Thu 17 Apr 14

courier46 says...

The first thing we said was "what a waste of money ,first bit of bad weather and the things will peel off" blow me it wasn`t bad weather, it was the hot sunshine that is peeling it off.
Looks like we have another idiot in Levene.
The first thing we said was "what a waste of money ,first bit of bad weather and the things will peel off" blow me it wasn`t bad weather, it was the hot sunshine that is peeling it off. Looks like we have another idiot in Levene. courier46
  • Score: 21

2:07pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Waspish1 says...

Vine Weevil wrote:
Can we have a statement from the Council as to who has more than one Green Bin ? I have yet to see more than one outside any house in the City. This seems to be a back door method of introducing charging for all Green Bin collections. Now we all have bins with bar codes on them it will be nice and simple.
The QR code on the label just provides a link to the council website, it's not specific to each bin.
[quote][p][bold]Vine Weevil[/bold] wrote: Can we have a statement from the Council as to who has more than one Green Bin ? I have yet to see more than one outside any house in the City. This seems to be a back door method of introducing charging for all Green Bin collections. Now we all have bins with bar codes on them it will be nice and simple.[/p][/quote]The QR code on the label just provides a link to the council website, it's not specific to each bin. Waspish1
  • Score: 4

2:25pm Thu 17 Apr 14

PKH says...

Vine Weevil wrote:
Can we have a statement from the Council as to who has more than one Green Bin ? I have yet to see more than one outside any house in the City. This seems to be a back door method of introducing charging for all Green Bin collections. Now we all have bins with bar codes on them it will be nice and simple.
I have seen a second green bin in Huntington with a paid up to date on it.
[quote][p][bold]Vine Weevil[/bold] wrote: Can we have a statement from the Council as to who has more than one Green Bin ? I have yet to see more than one outside any house in the City. This seems to be a back door method of introducing charging for all Green Bin collections. Now we all have bins with bar codes on them it will be nice and simple.[/p][/quote]I have seen a second green bin in Huntington with a paid up to date on it. PKH
  • Score: 4

2:55pm Thu 17 Apr 14

beretta says...

QUESTION
Do people who live in flats and back to back houses where no green bin is needed, do they get a £35-00 reduction in their council tax?????????
QUESTION Do people who live in flats and back to back houses where no green bin is needed, do they get a £35-00 reduction in their council tax????????? beretta
  • Score: 15

3:40pm Thu 17 Apr 14

non pedalling pete says...

Berreta , no I live in a terrace house no green bin no reduction but I do have a sticker for my non existent green garden waste bin.WHAT ANOTHER TOTAL WASTE OF OUR MONEY.
Berreta , no I live in a terrace house no green bin no reduction but I do have a sticker for my non existent green garden waste bin.WHAT ANOTHER TOTAL WASTE OF OUR MONEY. non pedalling pete
  • Score: 17

4:57pm Thu 17 Apr 14

bolero says...

So Alexander is simply swapping one useless idiot for another. Anyone else got a good idea for wasting money?
So Alexander is simply swapping one useless idiot for another. Anyone else got a good idea for wasting money? bolero
  • Score: 17

5:06pm Thu 17 Apr 14

AnotherPointofView says...

At £13,000 it would need 371 residents to pay for an extra bin - just to cover the delivery of these labels. Plus all the other admin involved in collecting the money etc etc. This is just to break even. It probably costs more to introduce the scheme rather than just empty peoples second green bin. The other alternative is just put it in your black wheely bin, which costs he council more!

What a waste of money when we all pay for the collections already through our council tax anyway.

Roll on the elections next year. They can't come soon enough!
At £13,000 it would need 371 residents to pay for an extra bin - just to cover the delivery of these labels. Plus all the other admin involved in collecting the money etc etc. This is just to break even. It probably costs more to introduce the scheme rather than just empty peoples second green bin. The other alternative is just put it in your black wheely bin, which costs he council more! What a waste of money when we all pay for the collections already through our council tax anyway. Roll on the elections next year. They can't come soon enough! AnotherPointofView
  • Score: 18

5:09pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Pinto1978 says...

so if I don't put this sticker on (why should I it's unsightly)
what will or won't happen if I put the bin out ??
and if it doesn't get collected & I leave it on the street what happends ??
what a waste of time and money !!!
I wonder how to go about getting rid of this fiasco of a council
you can take a horse to warter but you can't make it drink !!!!
so if I don't put this sticker on (why should I it's unsightly) what will or won't happen if I put the bin out ?? and if it doesn't get collected & I leave it on the street what happends ?? what a waste of time and money !!! I wonder how to go about getting rid of this fiasco of a council you can take a horse to warter but you can't make it drink !!!! Pinto1978
  • Score: 12

5:11pm Thu 17 Apr 14

AnotherPointofView says...

bolero wrote:
So Alexander is simply swapping one useless idiot for another. Anyone else got a good idea for wasting money?
Yes, make part of the inner ring road a bus street. Then fine people for using it, then find out it's not legal. Then you have to pay everyone back.

No, that could never happen, could it? It's just too unbelievable.
[quote][p][bold]bolero[/bold] wrote: So Alexander is simply swapping one useless idiot for another. Anyone else got a good idea for wasting money?[/p][/quote]Yes, make part of the inner ring road a bus street. Then fine people for using it, then find out it's not legal. Then you have to pay everyone back. No, that could never happen, could it? It's just too unbelievable. AnotherPointofView
  • Score: 15

5:33pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Sillybillies says...

non pedalling pete wrote:
Berreta , no I live in a terrace house no green bin no reduction but I do have a sticker for my non existent green garden waste bin.WHAT ANOTHER TOTAL WASTE OF OUR MONEY.
Suggest you flog it on Ebay, it's worth £35 per year.
[quote][p][bold]non pedalling pete[/bold] wrote: Berreta , no I live in a terrace house no green bin no reduction but I do have a sticker for my non existent green garden waste bin.WHAT ANOTHER TOTAL WASTE OF OUR MONEY.[/p][/quote]Suggest you flog it on Ebay, it's worth £35 per year. Sillybillies
  • Score: 14

5:52pm Thu 17 Apr 14

wigginton reader says...

Lots on encouragement not to use the green bins but dump all waste in the grey bins. Nice one COY. Does anyone know how we benefit for recycling ? My rates keep going up.?
Lots on encouragement not to use the green bins but dump all waste in the grey bins. Nice one COY. Does anyone know how we benefit for recycling ? My rates keep going up.? wigginton reader
  • Score: 12

6:02pm Thu 17 Apr 14

dudbertman says...

£13000 You stupid people Labour. What happens when they come off or someone helps themselves? Bin men have enough to do without looking for stickers. What happens if we all stick them on the bottom of bin. Better still stick em Labours - - - - -
£13000 You stupid people Labour. What happens when they come off or someone helps themselves? Bin men have enough to do without looking for stickers. What happens if we all stick them on the bottom of bin. Better still stick em Labours - - - - - dudbertman
  • Score: 11

6:41pm Thu 17 Apr 14

coytaxpayer says...

No worries if my sticker comes off today THREE were posted through my door. how many other houses got multiple stickers!!!!!!!!
No worries if my sticker comes off today THREE were posted through my door. how many other houses got multiple stickers!!!!!!!! coytaxpayer
  • Score: 14

6:48pm Thu 17 Apr 14

magicadey says...

anyone got a spare sticker going around then?? maybe we can do a sticker exchange :P
anyone got a spare sticker going around then?? maybe we can do a sticker exchange :P magicadey
  • Score: 10

9:32pm Thu 17 Apr 14

UsernameNotAvailable says...

I wonder how many others don't even have green bin, like myself and non-pedalling pete above. What a waste of money. Anyone want to buy a green bin sticker? ;)
I wonder how many others don't even have green bin, like myself and non-pedalling pete above. What a waste of money. Anyone want to buy a green bin sticker? ;) UsernameNotAvailable
  • Score: 10

9:33pm Thu 17 Apr 14

mmarshal says...

Is there no way that we can teach CYC that the monies they receive in council tax are not to be frittered on mad ideas. It's not rocket science to work out that the 'free' bin does not need a sticker. If I have 2 or more bins then I surely need nothing to identify the 1 which will be collected as a service paid from my council tax. Only additional bins need to show that I have paid for them.
Is there no way that we can teach CYC that the monies they receive in council tax are not to be frittered on mad ideas. It's not rocket science to work out that the 'free' bin does not need a sticker. If I have 2 or more bins then I surely need nothing to identify the 1 which will be collected as a service paid from my council tax. Only additional bins need to show that I have paid for them. mmarshal
  • Score: 10

10:10pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Silver says...

Ha this idea will never work for an obvious reason. The bin crews are on task and finish. Some, not all rush round their routes, so how long as they finish the round. So how long are they going to spend checking for stickers?
Ha this idea will never work for an obvious reason. The bin crews are on task and finish. Some, not all rush round their routes, so how long as they finish the round. So how long are they going to spend checking for stickers? Silver
  • Score: 9

11:05pm Thu 17 Apr 14

missbouquet says...

So what if my sticker is nicked by a stickerless nicking neigbour ? stupid idea.
So what if my sticker is nicked by a stickerless nicking neigbour ? stupid idea. missbouquet
  • Score: 11

11:14pm Thu 17 Apr 14

wallman says...

windowlicker wrote:
Hey, Mr Merritt maybe has some ideas how to improve the service, they probably need to install cctv and lots of warning signs, and maybe even an "enforcement officer" to keep their eye on things and issue penalty notices...
you forgot they wont be collected between 10.30am and 5.00 pm
[quote][p][bold]windowlicker[/bold] wrote: Hey, Mr Merritt maybe has some ideas how to improve the service, they probably need to install cctv and lots of warning signs, and maybe even an "enforcement officer" to keep their eye on things and issue penalty notices...[/p][/quote]you forgot they wont be collected between 10.30am and 5.00 pm wallman
  • Score: 8

11:39pm Thu 17 Apr 14

missbouquet says...

What if my sticker is nicked by a stickerless sticker nicking neighbour?
What if my sticker is nicked by a stickerless sticker nicking neighbour? missbouquet
  • Score: 9

8:53am Fri 18 Apr 14

Spoutinoff says...

I have 2 green bins but refuse to pay £35.00 for the 'additional service'. In order to alternate these so that one of them isn't either rendered completely useless or will become another compost bin (we already have 2 compost bins which are used to full capacity) I will be asking these muppets for a second 'free bin' sticker. No doubt that will trigger another muppet management meeting. Can I have a second sticker or not? Will I have to pay for it? Etc etc. I'm thinking that rather than confuse them I'll just say my original sticker has become unstuck and flown away. If I don't get my second 'free bin' sticker I may sell my second green bin on eBay.
I have 2 green bins but refuse to pay £35.00 for the 'additional service'. In order to alternate these so that one of them isn't either rendered completely useless or will become another compost bin (we already have 2 compost bins which are used to full capacity) I will be asking these muppets for a second 'free bin' sticker. No doubt that will trigger another muppet management meeting. Can I have a second sticker or not? Will I have to pay for it? Etc etc. I'm thinking that rather than confuse them I'll just say my original sticker has become unstuck and flown away. If I don't get my second 'free bin' sticker I may sell my second green bin on eBay. Spoutinoff
  • Score: 6

9:51am Fri 18 Apr 14

the-e-man says...

wimtroch wrote:
As with everything Nasty Labour does, a waste of taxpayers' money. It is not their money, so waste it. Who cares if we go bust, we (the councillors and the scroungers) will have had a good time wasting our taxpayers' money. As I said before, Labour couldn't run a whelk stall. Utterly incompetent people as 13 years in power have shown. And still people vote for this shower? Beggars belief
Could not put it better. The frightening thing is that Milliband and Balls, who must take their fair share of the blame for the the state we are now recovering from, are trying to get re ellected into Government so they can do it all over again.
[quote][p][bold]wimtroch[/bold] wrote: As with everything Nasty Labour does, a waste of taxpayers' money. It is not their money, so waste it. Who cares if we go bust, we (the councillors and the scroungers) will have had a good time wasting our taxpayers' money. As I said before, Labour couldn't run a whelk stall. Utterly incompetent people as 13 years in power have shown. And still people vote for this shower? Beggars belief[/p][/quote]Could not put it better. The frightening thing is that Milliband and Balls, who must take their fair share of the blame for the the state we are now recovering from, are trying to get re ellected into Government so they can do it all over again. the-e-man
  • Score: 7

10:01am Fri 18 Apr 14

the-e-man says...

eeoodares wrote:
This lot will try to blow every penny York has before they get voted out.

Is it going to be like the note Liam Byrne left when Labour was voted out: “I’m afraid to tell you there’s no money left.”?
And they are proud of it !!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]eeoodares[/bold] wrote: This lot will try to blow every penny York has before they get voted out. Is it going to be like the note Liam Byrne left when Labour was voted out: “I’m afraid to tell you there’s no money left.”?[/p][/quote]And they are proud of it !!!!!! the-e-man
  • Score: 6

10:06am Fri 18 Apr 14

Spoutinoff says...

Spoutinoff wrote:
I have 2 green bins but refuse to pay £35.00 for the 'additional service'. In order to alternate these so that one of them isn't either rendered completely useless or will become another compost bin (we already have 2 compost bins which are used to full capacity) I will be asking these muppets for a second 'free bin' sticker. No doubt that will trigger another muppet management meeting. Can I have a second sticker or not? Will I have to pay for it? Etc etc. I'm thinking that rather than confuse them I'll just say my original sticker has become unstuck and flown away. If I don't get my second 'free bin' sticker I may sell my second green bin on eBay.
Latest price on ebay between .
£30 & £50 .
[quote][p][bold]Spoutinoff[/bold] wrote: I have 2 green bins but refuse to pay £35.00 for the 'additional service'. In order to alternate these so that one of them isn't either rendered completely useless or will become another compost bin (we already have 2 compost bins which are used to full capacity) I will be asking these muppets for a second 'free bin' sticker. No doubt that will trigger another muppet management meeting. Can I have a second sticker or not? Will I have to pay for it? Etc etc. I'm thinking that rather than confuse them I'll just say my original sticker has become unstuck and flown away. If I don't get my second 'free bin' sticker I may sell my second green bin on eBay.[/p][/quote]Latest price on ebay between . £30 & £50 . Spoutinoff
  • Score: 5

12:31pm Fri 18 Apr 14

mitch2nd says...

Hey dont panic the knumbty that did the Lendal bridge is taking over he will waste fair more money than this Hooray

PS the letter talked about free collection HELLO we pay council tax so its not a free collection,

I moved to York from Harrogate always wanting to live here, what a mistake that was, the council is the worst I have come across
Hey dont panic the knumbty that did the Lendal bridge is taking over he will waste fair more money than this Hooray PS the letter talked about free collection HELLO we pay council tax so its not a free collection, I moved to York from Harrogate always wanting to live here, what a mistake that was, the council is the worst I have come across mitch2nd
  • Score: 6

12:34pm Fri 18 Apr 14

mitch2nd says...

YOU KNOW WHAT I AM GOING TO SEND THEM MY BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS AND THE COUNCIL CAN JUST TAKE MY MONEY AND WASTE IT WHEN THEY WANT

I VE SAID IT A THOUSAND TIMES IT NEEDS PEOPLE LIKE ME THAT HAVE RUN MULTI MILLION POUND COMPANIES TO RUN THE COUNCILS, AT LEAST I KNOW WHAT I AM DOING
YOU KNOW WHAT I AM GOING TO SEND THEM MY BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS AND THE COUNCIL CAN JUST TAKE MY MONEY AND WASTE IT WHEN THEY WANT I VE SAID IT A THOUSAND TIMES IT NEEDS PEOPLE LIKE ME THAT HAVE RUN MULTI MILLION POUND COMPANIES TO RUN THE COUNCILS, AT LEAST I KNOW WHAT I AM DOING mitch2nd
  • Score: 3

1:58pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Warren Z says...

mitch2nd wrote:
YOU KNOW WHAT I AM GOING TO SEND THEM MY BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS AND THE COUNCIL CAN JUST TAKE MY MONEY AND WASTE IT WHEN THEY WANT

I VE SAID IT A THOUSAND TIMES IT NEEDS PEOPLE LIKE ME THAT HAVE RUN MULTI MILLION POUND COMPANIES TO RUN THE COUNCILS, AT LEAST I KNOW WHAT I AM DOING
You say you know what you are doing mitch, however you are going to give away all your money to the council via your bank account .I hope you have a plan B and don't have to sell your house due to lack of funds.
[quote][p][bold]mitch2nd[/bold] wrote: YOU KNOW WHAT I AM GOING TO SEND THEM MY BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS AND THE COUNCIL CAN JUST TAKE MY MONEY AND WASTE IT WHEN THEY WANT I VE SAID IT A THOUSAND TIMES IT NEEDS PEOPLE LIKE ME THAT HAVE RUN MULTI MILLION POUND COMPANIES TO RUN THE COUNCILS, AT LEAST I KNOW WHAT I AM DOING[/p][/quote]You say you know what you are doing mitch, however you are going to give away all your money to the council via your bank account .I hope you have a plan B and don't have to sell your house due to lack of funds. Warren Z
  • Score: 3

2:53pm Fri 18 Apr 14

mitch2nd says...

Warren Z wrote:
mitch2nd wrote:
YOU KNOW WHAT I AM GOING TO SEND THEM MY BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS AND THE COUNCIL CAN JUST TAKE MY MONEY AND WASTE IT WHEN THEY WANT

I VE SAID IT A THOUSAND TIMES IT NEEDS PEOPLE LIKE ME THAT HAVE RUN MULTI MILLION POUND COMPANIES TO RUN THE COUNCILS, AT LEAST I KNOW WHAT I AM DOING
You say you know what you are doing mitch, however you are going to give away all your money to the council via your bank account .I hope you have a plan B and don't have to sell your house due to lack of funds.
Well they are going to screw us all anyway just saving them the time
[quote][p][bold]Warren Z[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mitch2nd[/bold] wrote: YOU KNOW WHAT I AM GOING TO SEND THEM MY BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS AND THE COUNCIL CAN JUST TAKE MY MONEY AND WASTE IT WHEN THEY WANT I VE SAID IT A THOUSAND TIMES IT NEEDS PEOPLE LIKE ME THAT HAVE RUN MULTI MILLION POUND COMPANIES TO RUN THE COUNCILS, AT LEAST I KNOW WHAT I AM DOING[/p][/quote]You say you know what you are doing mitch, however you are going to give away all your money to the council via your bank account .I hope you have a plan B and don't have to sell your house due to lack of funds.[/p][/quote]Well they are going to screw us all anyway just saving them the time mitch2nd
  • Score: 4

2:53pm Fri 18 Apr 14

mitch2nd says...

Warren Z

Its called sarcasm
Warren Z Its called sarcasm mitch2nd
  • Score: 2

3:00pm Tue 22 Apr 14

meme says...

I'm all for going green and recycling etc but how can it cost this much for stickers?
Who is really in charge and sanctioning this spend when CoYC need money.
Perhaps we should just all be told to get rid of our own rubbish and be paid to take full bins to recycling depots.... it would be cheaper than the present system
I'm all for going green and recycling etc but how can it cost this much for stickers? Who is really in charge and sanctioning this spend when CoYC need money. Perhaps we should just all be told to get rid of our own rubbish and be paid to take full bins to recycling depots.... it would be cheaper than the present system meme
  • Score: -2

4:57pm Tue 22 Apr 14

pault42 says...

My stickers been nicked :-( Now what? Help....
What a great idea (Sarcasm), How much will this idea really save? How much extra traffic going to the tip, all that extra pollution, was this Cllr Merrett's idea to start his latest role with a farcical scheme....
My stickers been nicked :-( Now what? Help.... What a great idea (Sarcasm), How much will this idea really save? How much extra traffic going to the tip, all that extra pollution, was this Cllr Merrett's idea to start his latest role with a farcical scheme.... pault42
  • Score: 2

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