WikiWirral is where great friendships are made.
Forum Stats
12448 Members
65 Forums
73741 Topics
996665 Posts
100 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
64 registered (8HBob, 15 invisible), 1339 Guests and 269 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
John Lewis advert 1167
The EU and us. 832
Insecure sites. 538
What is your Daily Exercise ? 356
Is this crime against humanity 311
Cheap body repair / painting local? 268
inporting contacts 247
Wanted Wii consul 234
Games for children 203
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets? 202
New General Forums
Are you a Mathematician ?
by granny
15th Nov 2017 8:59am
Poor Bruce
by diggingdeeper
15th Nov 2017 1:15am
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
14th Nov 2017 8:03pm
What is your Daily Exercise ?
by granny
13th Nov 2017 2:25pm
New Wirral History
Downloadable oldwirral pdfs
by derekdwc
9th Oct 2017 12:26pm
Tunnel Flyovers Part 1
by Norton
15th Jul 2017 5:40pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Empty for years. Waste.
clipper yachts arriving for round the world race
Topic Replies
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
where to get cheap carpet
by mickturner
Games for children
by granny
John Lewis advert
by Dilly
10:06 PM
The EU and us.
by diggingdeeper
09:05 PM
Bath Lifts
by granny
08:19 PM
Anyone read this ?
by fish5133
08:16 PM
Human brain tissue in rats
by venice
04:59 PM
Samsung Galaxy S7 Titanium Silver + Extras
by j_demo
04:21 PM
November
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
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 ?
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
Yesterday at 01:05 PM
bonfire night
by snowhite
3rd Nov 2017 5:40pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#383907 - 26th Jan 2010 9:06am Investigation after bins ‘emptied in wrong wagon’
_jase_
Unregistered


Wirral Council investigation after bins ‘emptied in wrong wagon’



AN INVESTIGATION has been launched in Wirral after allegations that bin collectors have emptied recycling bins into waste headed for landfill.

The council said it had been informed of the allegations and was investigating the claims – and, if true, those responsible could face disciplinary action.


Conservative councillor Chris Blakeley had passed on one of the reports that the contents of a grey bin – used for recycling paper, cans, and glass and plastic bottles – had been emptied into the same bin wagon as a green bin, which takes non-recyclable waste.

A letter from one of his constituents last week said: “My complaint is that, having waited since December 27 for a green bin collection and January 2 for a grey bin collection, a vehicle turned up today and emptied both green and grey bins into the same vehicle.

“I understand the disruption, but I am really annoyed that my efforts to recycle are treated with such contempt.” Cllr Blakeley said he was told by the authority there had been three separate claims that this had happened and the council was in contact with Biffa, who have the waste and recycling contract for Wirral.

Cllr Blakeley said: “I was told this was the third report they had received and there have been interviews with crews.”

He said: “If people see recycling waste being put in with waste from the green bins, they are going to start asking why they are bothering to recycle at all, and we may as well return to weekly collections.”

Bin collections in Wirral, and across Merseyside, had been hit by the snowfall and some residents said they had gone for almost a month without having their bins collected.

As crews battled to catch up on missed collections, the council asked people to store recyclables in a dry place, as that refuse was not being prioritised.

According to council figures, Wirral is currently reusing, recycling or composting over 39% of household waste.

However, a spokeswoman for Wirral Council said: “We do not under any circumstances allow green and grey bins waste to go into the same wagon.”

She said mixing the waste would be a disciplinary offence for the bin collectors, and added: “This is being investigated, and appropriate action will be taken if it is found this has happened.”


THE POST

Top
Google Ads
#383908 - 26th Jan 2010 9:07am Re: Investigation after bins ‘emptied in wrong wagon’ [Re: ]
MissGuided Offline

Awesome
Wiki Guardian

Registered: 18th Jul 2008
Posts: 9995
Loc: Back of the wardrobe
FFS!
_________________________


Top
#383910 - 26th Jan 2010 9:13am Re: Investigation after bins ‘emptied in wrong wagon’ [Re: MissGuided]
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
Hardly the end of the world

I think the environmental cost will be offset against the days the bin lorrys couldnt get out due to the snow..... smile
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#383918 - 26th Jan 2010 9:38am Re: Investigation after bins ‘emptied in wrong wagon’ [Re: StuyMac]
scoops Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 27th Oct 2008
Posts: 531
Loc: Lurking
The sad thing is the tw@ts who complained would have whined about the fact that their grey bins were still full if the lads hadn't emptied them. And as for their "efforts to recycle" I'll give you any odds that their green bins had recyclables in them anyway.
_________________________
If it's stupid and it works, it ain't stupid.

Top
#383935 - 26th Jan 2010 10:39am Re: Investigation after bins ‘emptied in wrong wagon’ [Re: ]
bobi1 Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 5th Dec 2009
Posts: 572
Loc: wirral
I'm certain it happened in our road cos I only heard one wagon turn up but when I went to retrieve what I thought was my empty green bin, the grey one was also empty. It's unfortunate but in the circumstances it isn't the end of the world, like Beaker said.

Top
#384060 - 26th Jan 2010 4:19pm Re: Investigation after bins ‘emptied in wrong wagon’ [Re: bobi1]
AR_One Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 14th Nov 2007
Posts: 436
Loc: Wirral
For all of you "weekly collection zealots" ther may be hope.

Recent advances in technology may allow recylcable waste to be separated out of a single stream from households but I wonder if Wirral will sort that out.....

Top
#384099 - 26th Jan 2010 5:39pm Re: Investigation after bins ‘emptied in wrong wagon’ [Re: AR_One]
RUDEBOX Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Aug 2008
Posts: 19265
Loc: Here.
I got fed up with the sheer amount of recyclable rubbish+ in the end put it in black bags to be collected with the green. So shoot me!
If i still had a car id have took it to asda.


Edited by _jase_ (26th Jan 2010 5:45pm)
_________________________
Mia Mabel

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! Jer-e-my Cor-byn


Top
#384101 - 26th Jan 2010 5:50pm Re: Investigation after bins ‘emptied in wrong wagon’ [Re: RUDEBOX]
RUDEBOX Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Aug 2008
Posts: 19265
Loc: Here.
I got fed up with the sheer amount of recyclable rubbish+ in the end put it in black bags to be collected with the green. So shoot me!
If i still had a car id have took it to asda.
_________________________
Mia Mabel

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! Jer-e-my Cor-byn


Top
#384102 - 26th Jan 2010 6:16pm Re: Investigation after bins ‘emptied in wrong wagon’ [Re: RUDEBOX]
Softy_Southerner Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 2nd May 2008
Posts: 4093
Loc: Back in Devon
Strikes me that they can't do right for doing wrong

Top
#384108 - 26th Jan 2010 6:44pm Re: Investigation after bins ‘emptied in wrong wagon’ [Re: Softy_Southerner]
Wench Offline

H4H County Volunteer
Wiki Veteran

Registered: 9th Aug 2008
Posts: 8616
Loc: Second Circle of Hell.
Originally Posted By: Softy_Southerner
Strikes me that they can't do right for doing wrong

withthat If they'd come out in the ice and crashed into cars people would have said they shouldn't have come out so you're right Softy yes
_________________________
Sometimes Police Officers give more than just speeding tickets!

It’s hard to be fit as a fiddle when you’re shaped like a cello!

Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Games for children
by granny
01:35 AM
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
11:52 PM
Bath Lifts
by locomotive
06:22 PM
Anyone read this ?
by venice
03:22 PM
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
01:05 PM
For Sale & Free
where to get cheap carpet
by mickturner
White radiator single panel 1400 x 600 - good cond
by gerrymoore
09:16 AM
Samsung Galaxy S7 Titanium Silver + Extras
by j_demo
15th Nov 2017 7:29pm
Vaping set
by paul110180
15th Nov 2017 2:37pm
Wanted wii consul box
by dodie
15th Nov 2017 12:19pm
Featured Member
Registered: 23rd Oct 2012
Posts: 71
Newest Members
DarioLo, JohnG74, kerryanne1980, Rooster202, Scruffy
12448 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Games for children
by granny
01:35 AM
Bath Lifts
by locomotive
06:22 PM
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
01:05 PM
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets?
by fish5133
15th Nov 2017 5:31pm
Help a 12 year old
by paul110180
8th Nov 2017 9:08am
News : New Topics
Anyone read this ?
by venice
03:22 PM
Is this crime against humanity
by granny
13th Nov 2017 4:04pm
Wedding for Cancer Research !
by Katemargaret
11th Nov 2017 10:38pm
The EU and us.
by Excoriator
11th Nov 2017 8:44am
Police, St Josephs Primary, Woodchurch Road
by diggingdeeper
7th Nov 2017 3:55pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
Yesterday at 11:52 PM
Taltalk Broadband Dying
by diggingdeeper
15th Nov 2017 3:40am
Replacement Key Fob casing
by fish5133
14th Nov 2017 7:45pm
Insecure sites.
by venice
13th Nov 2017 3:54pm
ATP Finals - London - Federer vs Sock
by diggingdeeper
13th Nov 2017 2:32am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Games for children 203
Bath Lifts 107
Are there any doctors or nurses on here. 51
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Fri 7:42am
Sunset Fri 4:11pm
Local Time Fri 5:20pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .