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#449740 - 6th Dec 2010 11:42am Bin Collections
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Wirral Council is anticipating further disruption to bin collections this week following more extreme weather.

Since the cold weather started, gritters have been out on primary and secondary transport routes, which are prioritised by all local authorities to make the roads safer for motorists.  However, rain and snowfall has frozen, making many residential streets across the borough too icy for the wagons.

Despite being unable to collect in most streets today (Monday), Biffa crews managed to clear over 10,000 missed collections this weekend and are reviewing the situation hourly.

Councillor Lesley Rennie, Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Transport explained:


"We have worked hard to grit Wirral's busiest roads but, due to the ice and snow over the weekend, many pavements and footways are too slippery for residents and bin crews.  Anyone who has put their bin out, should leave it where it is and, if we can collect, we will.  In the meantime, we have also arranged for people on Community Payback to grit pavements in and around shopping areas and our car parks."

"We will catch up as soon as possible and will of course also accept additional side waste providing it is bagged properly. I would like to thank residents for their understanding. We are doing all we can under extremely challenging circumstances, which are unfortunately outside of our control.

"We will make sure that people are kept informed and regular updates will be available on the Council’s website: www.wirral.gov.uk and Twitter www.twitter.com/WirralCouncil."

When they are unable to undertake household waste collections, Biffa crews are working alongside Wirral Community Payback Service and the Council’s Parks & Gardens team to grit the pavements and main shoppers’ car parks. The Council is also restocking grit bins, which have been well used by residents trying to improve conditions outside their homes.

Latest information:

Green and grey bin collections
BIFFA were out at the weekend and managed to catch up on over 10,000 missed collections.

They will continue to attempt all missed and scheduled collections, however, conditions on residential streets, are currently too treacherous for the large and heavy vehicles, so it is likely that collections will primarily take place along the borough’s busiest roads. Biffa will be reviewing the situation on an hourly basis.

There is a plan in place to clear any backlog caused by the ice and this will be implemented as soon as it is safe to do so. Green bins will take priority over grey recycling bins during any catch up.

Brown bin collections
Any brown garden waste bins that were missed between 29/11/10 and Friday 3/12/10 should be taken back onto your property. These collections have not been rescheduled to enable Biffa to catch up on household waste collections.

All brown bin collections scheduled for this week (6/12/10 to 10/12/10) have also been cancelled for the same reason.

If you are able to do so safely, please take your garden waste to the household waste recycling centres. Alternatively, please store it until your next scheduled collection.

 
http://www.wirral.gov.uk/news/06-12-2010/update-bin-collections

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#449742 - 6th Dec 2010 11:52am Re: Bin Collections [Re: ]
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We'll be screwed if any real bad weather comes.

How does this country fail so much when a little bit of cold arrives? confused


Edited by polo_phil (6th Dec 2010 11:52am)

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#449750 - 6th Dec 2010 12:13pm Re: Bin Collections [Re: polo_phil]
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Originally Posted By: polo_phil
We'll be screwed if any real bad weather comes.

How does this country fail so much when a little bit of cold arrives? confused


Borrowed from elsewhere...


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#449752 - 6th Dec 2010 12:24pm Re: Bin Collections [Re: Silverback]
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I had mine done on thursday (green) but the road behind me didn't. Outside my house is like a sheet of ice.

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#449888 - 6th Dec 2010 10:02pm Re: Bin Collections [Re: milie]
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Hoe could they not have emptied the bins on Wednesday last week? There was no ice, it wasn't even slippy! These poor binmen must be made of glass, are they scared of the cold?
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#449920 - 7th Dec 2010 7:48am Re: Bin Collections [Re: DavidB]
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they are made of the same stuff as council gardeners !
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#449923 - 7th Dec 2010 8:01am Re: Bin Collections [Re: jabber_Ish]
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In their defence my street was still like an ice rink all last week

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#449951 - 7th Dec 2010 9:02am Re: Bin Collections [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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I don't think we can blame the actual people who collect the bins. I bet the vast majority of them want to get on with it. They love having a rummage this time of year looking for christmas gifts wink

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#449952 - 7th Dec 2010 9:03am Re: Bin Collections [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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Originally Posted By: Softy_Southerner
In their defence my street was still like an ice rink all last week


mine had one snowflake freeze on it and they didn't come
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#449960 - 7th Dec 2010 9:10am Re: Bin Collections [Re: polo_phil]
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our roads not slippy but i suppose thered be more complaints if a large bin wagon went smashing into a line of parked cars. the bin crews are supposed to be out gritting car parks & shopping centres.
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#450000 - 7th Dec 2010 11:06am Re: Bin Collections [Re: starakita]
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shud be out gritting the pavements so pedestrians can walk on them !
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#450037 - 7th Dec 2010 1:04pm Re: Bin Collections [Re: jabber_Ish]
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Originally Posted By: jabber
shud be out gritting the pavements so pedestrians can walk on them !


And then have claims when people slip over.

All about insurance now.

No grit = no claim

grit = claim.
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#450126 - 7th Dec 2010 7:41pm Re: Bin Collections [Re: MrPhil]
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2 green Bins at the traffic lights in Duke St/Park Rd North. Been there for a couple of weeks now, crap overflowing all round them, not outside any particular premises, unless you count the post office. Council have stuck a notice on them and then that is it. The place will start looking even more like a tip as they are left there longer and people start ditching shoit all round them.


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#450131 - 7th Dec 2010 8:01pm Re: Bin Collections [Re: BandyCoot]
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I live on a bus route and our road with 300+ homes on it is perfectly clear i can understand that they cannot safely clear the bins from the side roads but would it not be better to clear the bins they can rather than letting the backlog build up even more
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#450200 - 8th Dec 2010 12:43am Re: Bin Collections [Re: johncon]
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I see it this way, if the roads are too icy to drive down and the pavements are too slippy for the binmen to walk on, then they are too icy and too slippy for us the taxpayer to drive and walk on and they should be gritted! I know the bin lorries are heavy but so are buses and fire-engines and they have to cope! I'm fed up of paying more and more out and getting less and less back!

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