Bin Rubbish Piled Up!

Often as City Councillors, we get complaints about residents that do not follow advice and guidance when it comes to sorting out and placing domestic refuse in the right coloured bins.

This then leads to the waste disposal team, leaving the contaminated bin or bins, in situ or on the street. With the resident being responsible to sort and place the right refuse in the right coloured bins.The disputed rubbish then hangs around for at least a week or more. Before the bin is emptied.

Recently one of these disputes built up over weeks. Your Councillors intervened following other residents complaints, and we persuaded the Authority to act. The Authority have now told me that “We have emptied the bins today. The bins were full and the recycling bin had domestic rubbish in it.”

They have gone on and informed me that they have “also arranged for the small brown bin on site to be picked up by one of our bin collection teams. There has also been a leaflet sent out in the post to the residents called ‘know your bins’. This leaflet gives information on what needs to go in each of the bins and also explains their responsibilities as the resident.”

I want to say that there is a responsibility on residents to get this right. When these disputes take place, it leads to other residents concerns for an increase in vermin. As was the situation with this particular case. Please try and keep within the rules every one. left and dumped rubbish is a really awful eyesore, and an attraction to all sorts of vermin.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more