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Quite frankly local councils take the biscuit but apparently not the rubbish these days. They just haven't got a clue and to be honest this fortnightly rubbish collection idea is just crazy. I've just read an article in the news about a guy who now has a criminal record - for overfilling his wheelie bin by four inches believe it or not!
What on earth are they playing at? Apparently Copeland Council sent an employee out there to take a photograph of the offending bin, then a couple of days later officers with stab vests turned up to read this poor guy his rights and issue him with an on the spot fine.
More fines, more council tax wasted...
Is it just me, or has the whole world gone barking mad? Surely local councils can find a better way to spend their bloated tax coffers than hunting down residents and making criminals out of them.
Apparently in Nottingham it's now a crime to leave your bin out on the street too long after the rubbish has been collected. More fines, more council tax wasted. If they collected the flipping rubbish every week instead of just once a fortnight then we wouldn't be in this mess in the first place! Maybe that was the plan all along. Let's save money by collecting less frequently, then we'll sting them with fines. That'll stitch them up nicely thank you very much. Grrrrr...
Well Mr Corkhill of Whitehaven, Cumbria; here's a suggestion for you. Why don't you fill up your bin to the prescribed level and put the remaining rubbish into a large wheel barrow. Then once a fortnight take it up and dump it right on the doorstep of your local council offices. Let's see then if the can place hand on heart and say that fortnightly collections are such a good idea.