Improve collection for bulky waste

The rubbish collection teams won't pick up anything unless it is in an orange bag, even if it is not especially large or heavy.  This then results in residents leaving uncollected waste in piles on street corners, and a separate rubbish collection has to routinely pick up these piles.  There should be a provision for the regular door collection to collect items which are not in orange bags (eg bits of wood which would tear the bags, items which are already self-contained in boxes or other bags), or a swift turnaround collection service for bulky items which could be ordered and collected within 48 hours.  The piles of rubbish on the street corners are disgusting and a den for vermin, and costly to require two sets of waste collection, but with so many residents not owning a car they have limited options for waste disposal.

Why the contribution is important

If we keep the streets cleaner it will encourage further street cleaning.  It will cut down on rats and foxes and improve the feel of the area.

by fg on November 14, 2017 at 11:20AM

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  • Posted by tashclayton January 12, 2018 at 10:43

    In Sydney there were fixed days (once a quarter I think) where residents could leave out bulky waste for collection. What happened was that traders and others trawled the streets the night before and picked up anything that could be sold or reused, thus taking it out of the waste stream, and the council had one planned round of collection which is cheaper than continual picking up of fly-tipped rubbish.

    I don't have a car so it's hard for me to take bulky things to the tip for recycling. Bits of wood, metal, difficult to compost garden waste are much more likely to end up in the general waste stream. Going to attempt two bags of garden waste balanced on my bike this afternoon, wish me luck.
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