On Fri, 9 Aug 2019 17:12:39 +0100, Jenny M Benson <***@hotmail.co.uk>
scrawled in the dust...
Post by Jenny M Benson
My "brown bin" (which is actually, an appropriately) green (1) kept
getting missed but I didn't have that much difficulty. The first e-mail
got a reply that they'd send the again again but they didn't so I sent
another e-mail saying I would have to put all my garden waste in my
general waste bin (which is black) and that prodded them into action.
The neighbouring county of Flintshire has already introduced a yearly
charge for emptying the garden waste bins and now there are rumours ours
is going to. I think it is a very bad idea. Lots of people won't pay
and will either put green waste in with general or will fly-tip,
possibly even put their waste in others' bins. I do endeavour to be
green and to recycle where possible but I object to this charge on
principal, not to mention my lack of funds.
Powys only introduced green garden waste bins this year - previously you
had to pay £13 for 10 flimsy plastic sacks (I still have a few) which were
then collected as general waste. I have paid £35 for a large green bin
which is emptied fortnightly from May to November.
Our other recycling is collected every week, including the food waste.
General waste is 3-weekly; I use a plastic sack but neighbours on the
uphill side of out little road* have wheelie bins (and no steps).
It can all get quite confusing but there's just me so nothing gets full in
the allotted time and I don't put them all out at once. Last week it was
garden waste, general waste and the food bin. That's three separate trucks.
Our general waste was not collected so I went to the website to get the
number to phone (in the past they have sent a truck by the end of the day
after I phoned). You can now report on a form - it took ages to register
and fill in the form. I expected some email acknowledgement - none came.
Two days later I got an email acknowledgement of my request and was told I
could see progress on 'My requests' page of website - nothing there. The
bins were emptied later that day.
Another email telling me they'd done as I asked and asking me to fill in a
feedback survey. As usual with these things, the questions were silly but
there was a freeform box where I gave them the feedback I thought they
*It's a small unadopted road and often gets missed by one crew or another
during 'holiday' times.
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959