Now for the bad news about shiny new bins

I HAVE become the owner of two, new shiny wheelie bins. Can my luck get any better, I ask.

Thursday, 27th March 2008, 2:58 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 11:44 pm

But there is a downside.

The delivery men say the bins have to be positioned on the edge of the pavement lip, facing outwards for collection, otherwise they won't be emptied.

We live in a row of terraced houses with a path that leads round the side and along the back of the homes.

The bin men would collect them only if they were brought to the front, I was told.

When I explained that the houses involved all had people aged in their mid or late 70s and two in their mid-80s, I was told to ring a number and get a form to fill out.

Has anyone seen the forms? Send for one if you want a laugh.

They apply to mostly the disabled and, even then, there is no guarantee that the men will move your bins.

Firstly, the application goes back to a committee and, if passed, your doctor has to be seen and write letters or be interviewed, and so it goes on.

Has anyone counted the number of disabled parking bays in Shoreham alone?

Imagine every disabled person applying for help to get their bins out.

We currently put out all bin bags.

They are collected in a pile and it takes a few seconds to throw the bags in the back of the dustcart, and it is away.

How long will it take to wheel the bins to the dustcart, fix them onto the arm and then put them back?

I don't blame the dustmen, although, in my day, they actually emptied all the bins and picked up any stray rubbish.

The way things are progressing, a lot of these jobs will be advertised as: supervisor wanted to supervise the public putting their own rubbish in the dustcarts.

Roy Saunders

Wood View

Shoreham

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