Raising a din over bins
November 9, I placed the recycling out as usual in the morning around 7.45am at my property.
This remained there on the kerbside all day until 6.30pm when it still had not been collected and I took the bins back into my yard
Imagine my surprise when at 8.30pm that evening I hear the clink of glass bottles in the distance and I realised that the recycling truck is just around the corner, a mad rush to put the bins back out for collection.
Then to my surprise two containers of plastics (milk bottles) etc were left out on the curb.
Now I do concede that these were not in approved collection bins and as explained by the collection driver they can’t collect from unapproved bins.
However, this issue was overcome by decanting the contents of the unapproved bins into mine and the neighbours empty approved bins, which were then placed across the road and collected when the recyclers did the other side of the street.
Never in the last 10 yrs have the S.W Achievement Centre not taken the contents of any bin/container that has been put out for collection after conscientiously recycling for all this time
I also note that we were the last few houses to be collected from for the Friday evening and that the collectors were back out in our area on Saturday at 7.30am, which makes me wonder how many others may have brought the recycling in on Friday night thinking it wasn’t to be collected and may have therefore missed the collection on Saturday morning and now have the recycling to dispose of themselves. D Phayer Tokoroa refused any recycling. I feel that you are not doing me any favours, I am doing you a favour by recycling and having less to go to the dump.
I suppose now once the council bins are full the rest will have to go into the council rubbish bag or the wheelie bin which defeats the purpose of recycling.
Your new system sucks. J Dadley Tokoroa