You have your say on new plans for bins
PLANS for householders in Gwynedd to be slapped with fines for putting their bins out on the wrong day have met with unanimous opposition from readers of our sister paper, the Daily Post.
The local authority is setting up a task team to look at whether or not punishments should be introduced for putting bins out on the wrong day and disposing of waste incorrectly.
But residents didn’t think much of the council’s proposals.
Janet Williams wrote on Facebook: “They need to find a system that works and give us proper bins to cope with the recycling. “Does any other council use trolley boxes? “Stop blaming the general public for bad organisation.
“We are the ones that have to fund their brainwaves.”
Joanna “Lea” Wood said: “Great, does that mean I can send them a fine for not emptying my bin on the right day, which happens often!
“Or can I fine them for half the recycling that they drop on the floor while emptying the boxes and can’t be bothered to pick up.”
Shaun Owen described the proposals as a “money grab”.
“People are going to get sick of this kind of rubbish (pardon the pun),” he said. “The whole recycling issue has been badly thought out. The collection of rubbish (which is not rocket science) has become a farce.
“Can’t put your bin out the day before if you’re going away, several different bags, half a dozen different wagons, green waste one week, rubbish the next, waste food in another container, glass in another.
“On top of which, if you happen to accidentally put a tin in with the glass, the council will fine you.”
Kat Nat Tostevin said: “I always put mine out the night before, like I imagine most do, and you have to realise some people have health issues and memory problems, etc.
“It’s taken me long enough to remember the bin day since they shuffled the days about. I have to think twice. The council are useless anyway. The bin men drop and leave more rubbish than they collect half the time.
“You only have to take a look at the bottom of our road and see the poor neighbours’ gardens, full of trash.”
Emma Wyn Davies commented: “Haven’t the council got better things to do, like tackle dog fouling around our area, litter on roads, bins overflowing down alleyways causing rats infestation, etc.
“Don’t they realise that people have busy lives and may at one time forget what bin to put out? It’s a joke!”
A report outlining the proposals was due to be discussed by members of the council’s Communities Scrutiny Committee yesterday.
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