Every year I moan!
Every year I complain to the council – but nothing is ever done about it!
Our refuse collections are dire over the Christmas period, a time when most households produce at least twice as much rubbish than they would normally!!
We have a small black bin for normal rubbish, and despite my requests for a larger one they refuse – instead sending me another small one with a chip. We do have a larger blue bin for recycling, but collections are bi-weekly so that’s always full to bursting too.
My last black bin collection was Tuesday 18th December, meaning the next one was due on Christmas Day. Obviously the bin men were off (I’d expect that), but you would have thought the local council would organise a catch up collection – no, they give them all annual leave between Christmas and New Year.
My next collection falls on New Years Day, so guess what – no collection, which means I am going three weeks without one. My porch is filling up already and I am already contemplating stealing hubby’s car and taking a load down the tip, but why should I??
We pay through the nose for our services by way of council tax. Already they have implemented an extra charge for having a green bin too (garden waste) which I really begrudge paying as it was always a free service before.
Both previous years we have had similar issues and collections were cancelled due to snow and ice, which is ridiculous. I know we only have these issues once a year, but it still really really gets my goat!!
Do other people have a similar issue, or is it just me?