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messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by Penguin68 August 01, 10:39AM

i really cant see how this system is going to work !

It'll work for the council all right - they'll get their 'off the books' money - and if you don't get the service, or other people 'steal' it from you - well your problem to sort out, not theirs. This isn't all about you, you know, indeed it isn't at all about you, It's about them.

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by mynamehere August 01, 03:18PM

mynamehere Wrote:
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> Does anyone know if they will continue to collect
> in labeled brown bins? Mine wasnít collected.


I meant UNlabled brown bins

Will they continue to take these away??? I have one surplus

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by Jules-and-Boo August 01, 04:29PM

mine wasn't labelled and has been emptied.

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by Callie August 01, 04:57PM

DulwichFox Wrote:
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> Countrlass22 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Yes took our big brown bin I have new food
> waste
> > larger bin there emptying it fine weekly
> labelled
> > mine I simply place top my green bin they empty
> > put it back in yard for me.
> > Garden waste I'd if loved opt of smaller brown
> bin
> > half size for small gardens.
> >
> > As I never filled old big brown one.
> >
> I shall do bag system for garden waste when have
> some.
>
> A few weeks back. Dulwich Library said they had
> no garden waste bags and would not be getting any
> more.
> They said there was some at Kingswood Library
> until they run out.
>
> I was told they would be available to buy from
> Southwark Council but would not be collected
> unless you had paid the £25.00 and had a Brown
> bin sticker.
>
> You would be able to take the bags to Devon
> Street.
>
> DulwichFox


The paper bags cost £15 for 20. Collection is 'free' but you need to book it yourself either online or over the phone. Works out cheaper than having a large brown bin if you don't use it much.

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by Countrlass22 August 01, 06:09PM

Yes I know u pay for bags.
Only 15 for 20 bags fine but prefer smaller half size brown bin option at half subscribe cost.
Maybe Southwark will consider it to get more subscribers

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by cella August 01, 10:26PM

What are the rules about large bits of cardboard and delivery residue? Up to now I've carefully compressed and folded it down to stack tidily beside the bins. The bin men collected this in the usual way. Over the last few weeks they've just flung this out of the way and then left it strewn across the front of the house. There wouldnt be room in the blue bin to store it so what do we do?

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by Callie August 02, 07:04AM

cella Wrote:
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> What are the rules about large bits of cardboard
> and delivery residue? Up to now I've carefully
> compressed and folded it down to stack tidily
> beside the bins. The bin men collected this in the
> usual way. Over the last few weeks they've just
> flung this out of the way and then left it strewn
> across the front of the house. There wouldnt be
> room in the blue bin to store it so what do we do?
I do same as you with large cardboard that wonít fit in the bin & they always take it away so I think youíve been unlucky also if you leave the cardboard to get wet/rained on it will soften up & you can tear it up easily into smaller pieces to go in the bin.

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by herne hilly August 02, 08:22PM

i watched them this morning empty my unlabelled bin. they were a crew of 3; 2 guys went up the road tipping food waste in their bins from each side of the street and then the driver, got out and did my garden waste. He got back in the lorry then saw he missed another garden waste bin. That poor guy is going to be in and out of that lorry no end, he looked very fed up. Seems like a rubbish system. ps. still have my bin

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by KidKruger August 06, 07:13AM

Donít forget to fill your brown bin to the brim before the council come and collect it for good !

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by Countrlass22 August 06, 07:20AM

They collected loads in glengarry road but get this they then didn't actually remove from road they dumped the lot in several peoples front yards where space some houses have 10 brown bins dumped in front there own bins.
Absolutely a muck up.
Surely not all do that and not emptied either.

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by herne hilly August 06, 08:24AM

What an absolute farce. No movement at all in SE24.
Every week I have been filling mine thinking it will be the last week. i have trimmed everything within an inch of its life. lol. its all looking very manicured.
I guess this saga continues, I would have been very annoyed if I had paid, as I've practically finished all my major trimming for the year. My only issue is come autumn, I used to fill about 2 bins of leaves from the massive trees on the pavement that fell into my front garden. Now I will just sweep them in the road.

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by Froglander August 06, 09:20AM

herne hilly Wrote:
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> What an absolute farce. No movement at all in
> SE24.
> Every week I have been filling mine thinking it
> will be the last week. i have trimmed everything
> within an inch of its life. lol. its all looking
> very manicured.
> I guess this saga continues, I would have been
> very annoyed if I had paid, as I've practically
> finished all my major trimming for the year. My
> only issue is come autumn, I used to fill about 2
> bins of leaves from the massive trees on the
> pavement that fell into my front garden. Now I
> will just sweep them in the road.

Unless you get rid of all your greenery, then what will you do next year if you donít have a brown bin?

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by Penguin68 August 06, 11:57AM

According to my Veolia mole, the lorry collecting the large brown bins has a maximum capacity of 260. They are then taken to Colchester for containerisation and recycling. So only 260 bins taken at a time. I don't think Southwark was expecting the low uptake they have got on this scheme.

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by Sue August 06, 12:02PM

Froglander Wrote:
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> Unless you get rid of all your greenery, then what
> will you do next year if you donít have a brown
> bin?


Take it to the recycling centre in Devon Street.

Or else order brown bags and pay for a collection.

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by B&G August 06, 12:12PM

They were taking the brown bins away on our street last Thursday - the very hot day. Poor guys hopping on and off that lorry carrying those huge bins around whilst being beeped at by every other car, because the van they were driving looked like a regular truck and people were being impatient and intolerant.

Has anyone resorted to padlocking their stickered brown bin yet, to avert brown waste fly tipping in the dead of night?

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by ianr August 06, 03:07PM

Countrlass22 Wrote today:
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> They collected loads in glengarry road but get
> this they then didn't actually remove from road
> they dumped the lot in several peoples front yards
> where space some houses have 10 brown bins dumped
> in front there own bins.
> Absolutely a muck up.
> Surely not all do that and not emptied either.

I saw some being loaded onto a lorry fairly full of them in East Dulwich Grove this morning. They seemed to be stacked. If so they presumably have to remove the wheels from each one.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was august 06, 03:13pm by ianr.

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by mimifantasia87 August 06, 03:32PM

im not paying 30 for a bin!!! it should be included in my council tax grrrrr !!!

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by Countrlass22 August 06, 08:31PM

Yes Dulwich fox

As I came home this afternoon noticed all dumped brown bins in others yards had in fact been collected 1 week later..

Good news poor people unable get own bins out.

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by fishbiscuits August 07, 10:55AM

I paid. Not received a label yet. This morning they took my bin away! No contact details on southwark website. WTF am I supposed to do now!!

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by Penguin68 August 07, 10:59AM

I paid. Not received a label yet. This morning they took my bin away! No contact details on southwark website. WTF am I supposed to do now!!

Contact your local councillor. This is clearly just an administrative error, but no the less irksome for that.

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by fishbiscuits August 07, 11:05AM

Not a bad idea pingu.

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by peckman August 07, 11:20AM

I actually dont mind paying .. its less than a quid a week . Cant believe all these people who who desperately finding other ways to avoid it . I enjoy our garden and feel privalkedged to be able yo use the brown bin but ive paid for mine and its been taken away !

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by sandyman August 07, 11:21AM

Same problem here.

And where are we supposed to put rotting food at the moment when we don't have a brown bin (or brown caddy)

Penguin68 Wrote:
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> I paid. Not received a label yet. This morning
> they took my bin away! No contact details on
> southwark website. WTF am I supposed to do now!!
>
> Contact your local councillor. This is clearly
> just an administrative error, but no the less
> irksome for that.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was august 07, 11:22am by sandyman.

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by peckman August 07, 12:06PM

Herne hilly .. how very community minded of you

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by gumshoe August 07, 01:32PM

fishbiscuits Wrote:
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> I paid. Not received a label yet. This morning
> they took my bin away! No contact details on
> southwark website. WTF am I supposed to do now!!

You may also want to email environment@southwark.gov.uk - they sorted my issue out pretty promptly.

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by herne hilly August 07, 09:47PM

peckman Wrote:
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> Herne hilly .. how very community minded of you.

Im guessing you are talking about the leaves, after 20 yrs of sweeping them up and the £1000s spent due to subsidence from the trees. Im not going to pay for a bin as well. I don't believe I am obligated to get rid of the leaves.

Personally my garden is not huge and will be happy to have one less bin and will just pay for bags when i need them.

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by cjanker August 08, 08:19AM

Discounted compost bins are available for about the cost of a year of bags. They aren't the most elegant but if you aren't too fussed, and have space, they might be part of a solution for you.

[www.southwark.gov.uk]

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by Penguin68 August 08, 10:14AM

My Veolia mole again - problems with some collections may be down to the removal of a (blue/ green bin) lorry from the circuit, and then its replacement (when there was found to be too much work) by an entirely new crew - just given a map of where to collect from. So they have no 'crew' knowledge of their routes and therefore aren't replacing bins correctly because (if they're using runners ahead of the lorry), they don't know where exactly they've been pulled out from. I found 3 blue bins in my drive on Tuesday, only one of which was mine! I think I re-homed them correctly. Normally crews are replaced piecemeal (except where an emergency crew is on) so route knowledge is passed on within a team. Hey ho!

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by PSJ August 08, 11:23AM

They removed my labelled bin! :D

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by sally buying August 08, 11:29AM

What happens when people are away on holiday and bins are just plonked anywhere and can stay there forever.

I have had bins parked on my front steps that do not belong to me.

Nobody in my area would even think of putting bins back where they came from even when they have numbers painted on.

Most places in my area are three flat victorian conversions with young renters who do not give a damm.

Most workable and tried and tested systems evolve over time unlike now by a untested PC idea.

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