UPDATED With video... Council says extra rubbish lorries were brought in over Christmas period

THE council say that extra rubbish lorries were brought in over Christmas to deal with increased demand recycling was sorted at the depot.

This footage shows a refuse worker seemingly emptying a paper bag into a black box before tossing it into the back of the vehicle.

However a council spokesperson explained: "Due to the large amount of recycling left out during Christmas and New Year additional trucks were added to the system to speed up collections.  The council stresses that the recycling was sorted at the recycling depots where it was separated."

 

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4:47pm Thu 9 Jan 14

jimstevo says...

For some reason that seemed to be a normal Bin Wagon ,not the new purpose built Recycling Vehicles that have separate compartments for Cans/Plastic/Glass and Cardboard! Maybe the Crews had no alternative but to put it all in together! Can't see what they could do differently with that wagon!
For some reason that seemed to be a normal Bin Wagon ,not the new purpose built Recycling Vehicles that have separate compartments for Cans/Plastic/Glass and Cardboard! Maybe the Crews had no alternative but to put it all in together! Can't see what they could do differently with that wagon! jimstevo
  • Score: 2

6:10pm Thu 9 Jan 14

leanne.mcloone says...

Same happened on our street, the collection inbetween Christmas and new year. I was annoyed as I had spent time seperating it all for it to be then all thrown in together. On contacting the council I was told it was all sorted and seperators back at the depot. The recycling was collected in this way to save time apparently!
Same happened on our street, the collection inbetween Christmas and new year. I was annoyed as I had spent time seperating it all for it to be then all thrown in together. On contacting the council I was told it was all sorted and seperators back at the depot. The recycling was collected in this way to save time apparently! leanne.mcloone
  • Score: 3

10:00pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Jonny Lee says...

Any chance of them calling round to my house ? 3 bin collections in 3 months :)
Any chance of them calling round to my house ? 3 bin collections in 3 months :) Jonny Lee
  • Score: 1

8:36am Fri 10 Jan 14

MLHP says...

Gotta say, mostly the blokes do a decent job, it's a difficult task to do what they do, all weathers for long periods, that said sometimes the simple things elude them as in this case, WE the taxpayer are paying for this reduced service, all the time still being told to separate all our rubbish into containers only for someone else to have to do it at a later stage. THEE biggest annoyance is when they don't secure our bags correctly, I've seen a number of blue bags just flung back somewhere near the property for them to Blow away, as on my case, my blue bag was left out yesterday (Thursday) and seems to have grown legs and vanished!
There are so many things still to be ironed out with this recycling service, timekeeping and quality of service being the big ones
Gotta say, mostly the blokes do a decent job, it's a difficult task to do what they do, all weathers for long periods, that said sometimes the simple things elude them as in this case, WE the taxpayer are paying for this reduced service, all the time still being told to separate all our rubbish into containers only for someone else to have to do it at a later stage. THEE biggest annoyance is when they don't secure our bags correctly, I've seen a number of blue bags just flung back somewhere near the property for them to Blow away, as on my case, my blue bag was left out yesterday (Thursday) and seems to have grown legs and vanished! There are so many things still to be ironed out with this recycling service, timekeeping and quality of service being the big ones MLHP
  • Score: 2

2:51pm Fri 10 Jan 14

SausageHogger says...

After spending time seperating the recycling, then for it to sit on the path outside of the house for days as they did not turn up as promised by the schedule, it was all put in one bin and then in one old style bin wagon. My moneys on, straight to land fill.
After spending time seperating the recycling, then for it to sit on the path outside of the house for days as they did not turn up as promised by the schedule, it was all put in one bin and then in one old style bin wagon. My moneys on, straight to land fill. SausageHogger
  • Score: 2

11:38pm Sat 11 Jan 14

disillusionedsthelenser says...

All to landfill would cost too much. Can't even see an organisation like a council paying that.

I imagine it's all to do with contracts and procurement and all that they do in the trucks is START the separation process which saves money later in the process when it's separated further.

Best system i've seen locally is Knowlsey Council. I think they work by 2 bins - one for recyclables, one for none recyclables. First bin takes all recycable stuff - so card board, cans, bottles, plastics etc. Quicker collection on streets means more time at depot to separate it - and proper bins means less backs blowing open and boxes tipping over and less rubbish to be collected by street cleaners later.
All to landfill would cost too much. Can't even see an organisation like a council paying that. I imagine it's all to do with contracts and procurement and all that they do in the trucks is START the separation process which saves money later in the process when it's separated further. Best system i've seen locally is Knowlsey Council. I think they work by 2 bins - one for recyclables, one for none recyclables. First bin takes all recycable stuff - so card board, cans, bottles, plastics etc. Quicker collection on streets means more time at depot to separate it - and proper bins means less backs blowing open and boxes tipping over and less rubbish to be collected by street cleaners later. disillusionedsthelenser
  • Score: 1

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