WikiWirral is where great friendships are made.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,030,563
Topics75,879
Members13,793
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs2
Most Online14,906
Nov 23rd, 2019
Who's Online Now
33 registered members (5020Chris, 9 invisible), 1,306 guests, and296 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
TV programme
by casper. 13th Apr 2021 4:32pm
Outside pool
by cools. 30th Mar 2021 10:06am
Very quiet Wikiwirral.
by Fidelio. 9th Feb 2021 12:00pm
Racism again
by casper. 11th Nov 2020 11:39am
New Wirral History
Hoylake and West Kirby's Tribute to a V.C.
by mikeeb. 20th Apr 2021 9:26am
Moreton Shore
by monikav. 4th Apr 2021 5:08pm
2 old maps
by mikeeb. 30th Mar 2021 2:54pm
Vine Street Birkenhead
by ManxCat. 19th Feb 2012 5:44pm
The New Brighton Pier
by leelad03. 23rd Feb 2011 8:32pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
New Brighton Artwork
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
Topic Replies
Hoylake and West Kirby's Tribute to a V.C.
by bert1. 20th Apr 2021 7:23pm
M53 closure
by mikeeb. 20th Apr 2021 9:12am
Clatterbridge tip
by cools. 19th Apr 2021 2:21pm
weekend break
by Gibbo. 19th Apr 2021 12:50pm
Super glue on glasses lens
by Excoriator. 19th Apr 2021 9:09am
Bidston Hill Underground Tunnels Part 2
by Dregek. 17th Apr 2021 9:59pm
What song are you listening to?
by snowhite. 17th Apr 2021 9:20am
When Did Wearing Masks End
by Gibbo. 16th Apr 2021 12:54pm
Price Street, New Ferry
by bri445. 15th Apr 2021 1:14pm
April
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rating 1
Brown Bin Collections #1069404
7th Jun 2019 8:46am
7th Jun 2019 8:46am
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral
G
granny Offline OP
Wiki Master
granny  Offline OP
Wiki Master
G
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral


Anyone failed to have their brown bin emptied this week ? The new financial year has begun for Berty Brown Bin.
I paid his membership, which was accepted and collected from my bank a week before Berty's next collection.

Up to that point no ' membership sticker' had arrived, but that shouldn't make much difference because Berty's collectors have IT on board to tell them who has paid and who hasn't.

To cut a short story even shorter, the Berty's Collectors didn't empty him but only about 2 hours later the 'membership sticker' arrived . It would seem that a number of neighbours had the same problem but all received their stickers in the same morning post as I did.

According to Street Scene, numerous people have called to report no collection on that particular morning and if we left the bins out they would be emptied before 5pm the next day.

Well, it hasn't happened, and they haven't yet been collected this morning either .

This of course does not sound like a major problem, objection being... I bet the bins will be emptied on Saturday morning, when the men are on triple wages .


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Google Ads
Re: Brown Bin Collections [Re: granny] #1069417
7th Jun 2019 2:22pm
7th Jun 2019 2:22pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,514
Wallasey
Capt_America Offline
Forum Addict
Capt_America  Offline
Forum Addict
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,514
Wallasey
Same problem, sticker arrived in post after they hadn't emptied the bin.


See you in cyberspace!
Re: Brown Bin Collections [Re: granny] #1069432
7th Jun 2019 5:21pm
7th Jun 2019 5:21pm
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 982
Greasby
G
Greenwood Online content
Guardian
Greenwood  Online Content
Guardian
G
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 982
Greasby
On my daughter's road in West Kirby quite a few hadn't been emptied today, including one belonging to her neighbour who had definitely paid but had not got round to putting the new sticker on the bin. Collectors are supposed to have an electronic record of who's paid with them on the wagon, so that should not have been a problem!

Re: Brown Bin Collections [Re: granny] #1069464
7th Jun 2019 11:55pm
7th Jun 2019 11:55pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral
G
granny Offline OP
Wiki Master
granny  Offline OP
Wiki Master
G
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral

Selfish maybe, but pleased it's not only this road.

Update : Street Scene said they would be here before 5pm on Thursday... no, they didn't arrive.

Phoned again today, and told they would be here by 5 pm today...... no, they didn't arrive.

And yes Greenwood they do have electronic gadgets to tell them who have paid or who haven't, so someone, somewhere can't quite get things right.

We wait in anticipation. frown


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Brown Bin Collections [Re: granny] #1069468
8th Jun 2019 9:13am
8th Jun 2019 9:13am
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 13,912
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline
Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 13,912
Birkenhead
The guy that thought this up is a genius.

You pay for rubbish removal through council tax.
You pay an extra fee for brown bin.
You reduce the amount of rubbish the council collects in grey bin.
You reduce the amount of landfill tax the Council pays.
You increase the recycling amount for the Council's recycling target.
You provide the Council with free compost for their use.
You provide the Council with free compost they sell.

Basically if you are recycling, not only are you are getting penalised for recycling you are also helping the Council in other ways. Those that don't do this don't get penalised.


The further you are down the pay scale, the more 'essential' you are when the s--- hits the fan... Sue Farbysmith 2020

Insults are engendered from vulgar minds, like toadstools from a dunghill - Charles Caleb Colton

We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn
Re: Brown Bin Collections [Re: diggingdeeper] #1069481
8th Jun 2019 11:26am
8th Jun 2019 11:26am
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 307
wirral
M
muzzy2 Offline

Old Hand
muzzy2  Offline

Old Hand
M
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 307
wirral
What did you all do with garden rubbish before brown bins? People still had just the same grass cuttings, hedges etc. So why pay all that money now?

Re: Brown Bin Collections [Re: granny] #1069582
8th Jun 2019 10:41pm
8th Jun 2019 10:41pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral
G
granny Offline OP
Wiki Master
granny  Offline OP
Wiki Master
G
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral
We used to put garden waste in the general waste bins for years. Then they provided white sacs for collecting garden waste . Then we were given brown bins which we had to put garden waste in. Next they started to charge for the emptying of brown bins . Now they increase the prices up each year.

Like many others I need brown bins x 2. Too much garden and a lot more than grass cuttings . frown


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Brown Bin Collections [Re: granny] #1069584
9th Jun 2019 6:33am
9th Jun 2019 6:33am
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 307
wirral
M
muzzy2 Offline

Old Hand
muzzy2  Offline

Old Hand
M
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 307
wirral
Yes, but what did you do before, when there where NO bags or bins? You found a corner at the back of your garden and piled it there usually to rot down. No one complained about having to do that then and no harm came from it!

Re: Brown Bin Collections [Re: granny] #1069640
9th Jun 2019 9:09pm
9th Jun 2019 9:09pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral
G
granny Offline OP
Wiki Master
granny  Offline OP
Wiki Master
G
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral

There have always been bins. We had metal bins once upon a time and it depends on what is to rot down. Conifer clippings, hedge cuttings, yew (poisonous) and wood from many trees take three years or longer to rot . Wood left in piles can also result in diseases and kill other plants and trees. Then there's all the dead stuff to be cut back at the end on the flowering season. The bins were emptied weekly and systematically the garden waste could be included. ( back in the day) Now there are environmental issues which we have to abide by.
We used to have bonfires, but as neighbours trees grew out of control and overhang each others gardens , it's more likely to start a burning inferno now . (in my case at least) . What pisses me off more than anything, is that I pay for 2 x bins, and regularly fill one of them with next doors rubbish that I have to keep cutting back.


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Brown Bin Collections [Re: granny] #1069748
10th Jun 2019 11:31pm
10th Jun 2019 11:31pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral
G
granny Offline OP
Wiki Master
granny  Offline OP
Wiki Master
G
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral


Still not been collected.


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Brown Bin Collections [Re: granny] #1069806
11th Jun 2019 9:50pm
11th Jun 2019 9:50pm
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,044
Heswallish
F
fish5133 Offline
Forum Guardian
fish5133  Offline
Forum Guardian
F
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,044
Heswallish
Granny wrote "And yes Greenwood they do have electronic gadgets to tell them who have paid or who haven't, so someone, somewhere can't quite get things right."

Is that like the TV Detector van technology. !

I was doing a garden in New Brighton of someone who wont pay for their brown bin. Saw the bin lorry coming and just put it out as they were approaching...no problem straight on the bin lorry.. A customer in noctorum didnt get theirs emptied as it was too heavy..compacted wet mown grass.

Re: Brown Bin Collections [Re: granny] #1069814
12th Jun 2019 9:55am
12th Jun 2019 9:55am
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral
G
granny Offline OP
Wiki Master
granny  Offline OP
Wiki Master
G
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral

They are said to have data on the vehicles that can pick up who has paid and who hasn't paid. Considering I paid on the 25th May and the bin collection should have been on 5th June, no one can say it was a late payment.
You're comment is interesting Fish, as it would seem certain areas are being cleared without payment !!

Here we pay and nothing happens.

Phoned Street Scene again yesterday, one guy seemed very helpful . Said he would make enquiries and call me back.. That was 24 hours ago.... and so far 'nothing' !!


Last edited by granny; 12th Jun 2019 9:59am.

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Brown Bin Collections [Re: granny] #1069894
13th Jun 2019 9:41pm
13th Jun 2019 9:41pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral
G
granny Offline OP
Wiki Master
granny  Offline OP
Wiki Master
G
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral


They were in fact emptied yesterday just before 5 pm. So it took a week.


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle

Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Hoylake and West Kirby's Tribute to a V.C.
by mikeeb. 20th Apr 2021 9:26am
M53 closure
by lincle. 19th Apr 2021 10:28am
Super glue on glasses lens
by mikeeb. 16th Apr 2021 4:28pm
When Did Wearing Masks End
by BultacoAstro. 16th Apr 2021 9:50am
weekend break
by lincle. 15th Apr 2021 5:08pm
For Sale & Free
amazon fire tv BOX
by stumpyduck. 15th Apr 2021 11:10am
Computer DVD disc drive
by GingerTom. 13th Apr 2021 5:46pm
Wirral Journal Magazine - free
by Mike666. 7th Apr 2021 11:35am
Electrician needed
by paul110180. 28th Mar 2021 3:33pm
Member Spotlight
Gibbo
Gibbo
Oxton
Posts: 2,227
Joined: December 2010
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
HolidayByMistake, WikWizz, Andyhalliday, emmer, IllianaRosa
13793 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Super glue on glasses lens
by mikeeb. 16th Apr 2021 4:28pm
When Did Wearing Masks End
by BultacoAstro. 16th Apr 2021 9:50am
weekend break
by lincle. 15th Apr 2021 5:08pm
Price Street, New Ferry
by bri445. 14th Apr 2021 10:27pm
removal of TV aerial
by philmch. 4th Apr 2021 7:30pm
News : New Topics
M53 closure
by lincle. 19th Apr 2021 10:28am
Prince Philip died this morning
by mikeeb. 9th Apr 2021 12:11pm
Joe Biden sticking his nose in again.
by mikeeb. 9th Apr 2021 11:18am
Vaccine yellow card.
by mikeeb. 2nd Apr 2021 10:00am
Lost iPhone 8
by bangbang. 30th Mar 2021 11:25pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Lost Dog
by kasper. 23rd Mar 2021 8:32pm
Covid vaccinations in Wirral ?
by philmch. 23rd Mar 2021 5:55pm
cheap kindle books
by derekdwc. 17th Nov 2020 11:06am
Bidston Hill Underground Tunnels Part 2
by robbo_theman. 23rd Sep 2008 8:58pm
What song are you listening to?
by . 24th Jun 2007 10:06am
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Wed 5:56am
Sunset Wed 8:24pm
Local Time Wed 7:08pm
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1