On 24 Jun 2014 at 12:56pm Rookie wrote:
Does anyone else think it's high time everyone in Lewes was provided with a wheelie bin? Or at least encouraged to get one .
Walking down the high street at 6am yesterday morning, and today, the birds/foxes/cats had got at the bin bags making a hell of a mess. Yesterday outside of Prezzo was particularly bad. I think everyone in Brighton gets a wheelie bin gratis. Why not Lewes?
On 24 Jun 2014 at 1:07pm Historian wrote:
Wouldn't wheelie bins enhance the pavements of the terraces in Lewes ? Expecting householders to drag them through their houses won't happen. It was bin day and before the bin men had done their stuff. Get your own bin, if you want, don't expect the whole town to get a free one too !
On 24 Jun 2014 at 1:52pm Town Flyer wrote:
Why are bags out at 6 am?? The refuse collectors do not come that early.
It is the responsibility of the householder to ensure their bags don't get left on the street so early that they get ripped open.
On 24 Jun 2014 at 2:02pm Humbert wrote:
But Town Flyer, all the funny people who make the lifestyle choice to leave their house before 7am to commute to London and note get back for another 12+ hours have to put them out before they go.
On 24 Jun 2014 at 2:06pm DJ wrote:
It's littering, simple.
On 24 Jun 2014 at 2:17pm Town Flyer wrote:
Those funny people to whom your refer (misguided and pointless comment BTW) still should not leave rubbish bags out anywhere they like knowing full well that the contents will be strewn by animals.
Use animal proof sacks. They do exist you know. Or take it to the tip yourself at the weekends. Or get a wheelie as previously suggested. No-one wants to see your litter all over the pavement.
On 24 Jun 2014 at 2:32pm Sjep76 wrote:
Wealden and West Sussex council provide wheelie bins free of charge!!
On 24 Jun 2014 at 2:41pm belladonna wrote:
There was litter alla cross the street by St Thomas Church Monday morning. It hadcome froman overflowing public bin. That is the council responsibility. I wish they would also sweep the streets in Lewes, the binmen who collect the food waste often drop some of it and there's hundreds of fag ends everywhere. I noticed some of the drains are starting to get blocked by general dust and detrtus along Cliffe High St.
On 24 Jun 2014 at 2:59pm Rookie wrote:
Thank you Historian for exactly the type of inane comment I was expecting. For your information I don't need a wheelie bin as I am in the fortunate position of being able to put my bag out minutes before the bin men arrive.
Anyway, give me bins over litter any day.
On 24 Jun 2014 at 3:41pm TDA wrote:
Wheelie bins are an eyesore, they block pavements and you end up having 3 or 4 at home, once the council get excited about you separating all your rubbish.
I'd imagine not many Lewes residents have room in their gardens for them.
Then there are the many houses without alleyways, so you have to pull the giant green plastic sluggy dirty smelly things through your front room. No thanks.
On 24 Jun 2014 at 6:17pm Bloke wrote:
We get foxes around our way so I bought a bin. When I was a kid everybody seemed to have their own rubbish bin - not sure what changed. They don't really work in the town centre though where there's no side or rear access to gardens and you'd have to drag them through the house.
On 24 Jun 2014 at 8:41pm Roly Mo wrote:
Monday morning my husband put the rubbish out at 7.30am, 20 minutes later I looked out of the window and saw several seagulls ripping the bags open (we live in Ringmer). What are we supposed to do, guard the bags until the bin men arrive? Wheelie bin has now been ordered from Amazon. I really don't think the Council will provide bins at £40 a pop, when people are losing their jobs.
On 24 Jun 2014 at 9:06pm thinker wrote:
Well, I drag mine through the house - and I'm an OAP; then I clean up after those smash and grab outsourced dustbin men have left. They move so fast that they leave litter constantly. Last week there had to be a council street clean after they left....sign of the times. I would be happy if it were the seagulls!
On 24 Jun 2014 at 10:03pm confucius wrote:
Confucius says, "If your an OAP; you should not have to drag a wheelie bin through the house. You should have the wisdom of years to be recycling most of your rubbish and eating too much processed pre-packaged food. Thus generating a small bag of rubbish.
Therefor, Thinker; you are either Lying about being an OAP or not thinking. Therefor NOT a thinker.
On 24 Jun 2014 at 10:06pm confucius wrote:
Confucius also says, "wheelie bins roll more easily then they Drag. So, if thinker was truly a thinker; they would turn it around and use the wheels."
On 24 Jun 2014 at 10:51pm uncle Bulgaria wrote:
Belladonna - The bin by the church happens most mornings, and I think you'll find it's full of household waste from local residents and shop keepers who use it on a daily basis for their waste disposal. The bins are there for litter (litter bin printed on it) and not for household and shop waste and therefore I think you'll find this is classed as fly tipping!
On 25 Jun 2014 at 7:18am Fly Boy wrote:
Confuscious - you crack me up - keep up the good work
On 25 Jun 2014 at 8:58am Rookie wrote:
It seems the consensus is that bins of any description are not viable in the high street and we have to live with ripped open bags and rubbish strewn everywhere. Not good.
By the way, the bin men seem very good to me. I was a bit late getting my bag out the other day and was prompted by the sound of the wagon outside. I grabbed the bag, opened the door to see one of the guys walking up the drive looking for it. He cheerfully took it from me on the doorstep. Excellent.
On 25 Jun 2014 at 9:13am The Old Mayor wrote:
I beg to differ town flyer. The bin men come to ours at 6.30am Mondays. The bag has to go out the night before. We always ensure there are no enticing aromas to attract any kind of vermin. And we have never had any spillage or mess left, so we assume.
On the very odd occasion when I have seen the bin men in action I noticed they actually walk ahead of the truck with a very large wheelie bin and put the bags into it. Then I assume the truck grabs and flips it into the back. Like everything else refuge collection has become automated, god forbid a council worker/contractor had an injury hoisting a bin on their back anymore ! So I suppose that's why wheelie bins are favoured by the councils, and then that's progress.
On 25 Jun 2014 at 11:29am DJ wrote:
It's fairly simple. It's down to the individual or business to put their rubbish out for collection. If it ends up all over the pavement then it's their responsibility. If it's a problem get the animal proof bags previously mentioned, a dustbin or pay a littering fine. Businesses that overload their bins are a real problem.
On 25 Jun 2014 at 3:56pm Dusty wrote:
If the Spice Merchant in West St is anything to go by when discussing the issue of Wheelie Bins, then there's no hope for the pedestrian at all. They clog the whole pavement with their debris for most of the week!
I've been nearly run over several times negotiating my way way around their bins.
On 26 Jun 2014 at 8:08am DJ wrote:
This morning School Hill, Market Street, Fisher Street and West Street are strewn with rubbish. Southover High Street is just as bad. Something has to be done. Judging by the rubbish on view a lot of people aren't recycling properly.
On 26 Jun 2014 at 2:58pm Trick Recyclist wrote:
On 26 Jun 2014 at 7:18pm belladonna wrote:
Crikey. After mentioning the lack of street cleaners what do I see the very next morning ? A little street sweeping van. Although it didn't seem to have much effect just whirled all the ciggie butts round a bit and completely missed the drainage covers....
On 26 Jun 2014 at 11:48pm Dusty wrote:
Have a thumbs up from me Belladonna don't know why someone can give your post a thumbs down though, it must have been a dirty rat or something.
On 28 Jun 2014 at 6:14am Deelite 2 wrote:
I have the same problem here in Barcombe with the LDC bin men leaving rubbish strewn over our drive and the road. We put the bags out last thing on a Monday night as the refuse collection lorry often turns up before 6.30am on Tuesday. For two years all has been fine but over the last couple of months I've had to clear up the crap left all over the place on my way to work.
We live down a third of a mile rough track so I've rung them a few times to ask if they could come down it to collect the refuse from the three houses that use it (then I could invest in a wheelie bin, something that isn't possible under present circumstances). Despite assurances that they will, they have never rung me back to discuss it.
On 28 Jun 2014 at 9:08am DJ wrote:
Plastic dustbins are between £10-£15. Must be worth having one just to save yourself having to clean up your rubbish. The crap you mention is your crap, not sure why you can't see that.
On 28 Jun 2014 at 12:37pm Deelite 2 wrote:
The issue is getting a dustbin (or wheely bin) up a third of a mile track. They are a darn site harder to transport than bags.
I put my rubbish out as late as I possibly can and it is safely contained in bags. It is the bin men who spread it over the road. Not sure why can't you see that?
On 30 Jun 2014 at 8:21am DJ wrote:
It isn't the bin men at all. Are you honestly suggesting they tear the bags open and spread the rubbish about to save them having to collect it. It's your responsibility, solve the problem yourself, you chose to live there.
On 30 Jun 2014 at 12:05pm Well Done wrote:
And the prize for stupidest comment of the week goes to.................drum roll...................Deelite 2!
On 30 Jun 2014 at 12:23pm Deelite 2 wrote:
I am suggesting that the bin men have not been taking enough care and that it is they who are spreading it up the road. I am not suggesting that they do this deliberately to save them having to collect it. I can't see why you'd think that. Bizarre.
On 2 Jul 2014 at 12:18pm Well Done wrote:
Because, it is pretty clear to anyone that looks, that the rubbish is spread all over the road BEFORE the bin men get there.
On 2 Jul 2014 at 9:00pm Deelite 2 wrote:
That would be a surprise as the rubbish was not strewn around in the way an animal might but looked more like the bag had been carried leaking up the road. But you appear certain. Do you travel along Barcombe Mills Road between 10.30pm Monday and 6.30am Tuesday every week then?
On 3 Jul 2014 at 2:40pm Well Done wrote:
Well D2, I thought this thread was about rubbish in general, not a specific bag that you may or may not have put out. I presume from what you say therefore that you have actually seen the bin men spreading your rubbish about? If not, how can you be so certain? Do you keep a constant watch on the Barcombe Mills Road between 10.30pm Monday and 6.30am Tuesday every week then?
You originally said your rubbish was spread over the road, but now it seems it is not, but actually consistent with having leaked out of a bag being carried up the road. Do you actually know?
On 3 Jul 2014 at 4:04pm DJ wrote:
Why not chain a wheelie bin at the end of your 586.66 yard drive then. Make a nice looking wooden box to take your rubbish to, difficult to say what the answer is when you refuse (see what I've done there) to see it's your problem to sort out.
Outside Pizza Express this week was disgusting, caused by them overfilling their bins.
On 3 Jul 2014 at 10:56pm Deelite 2 wrote:
Its not a drive, its a track. Its not owned by me so I can't build stuff on it. Please don't hound me mate.