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The reduction in rubbish collections has caused public outrage in Britain. Over 150 councils are switching from weekly to fortnightly refuse collections. Will this improve recycling rates as the government has claimed or will it result in mounting piles of rubbish, putting our health at risk?

Binwatch wants to see your bins! Are they overflowing with rubbish? Attracting local vermin? Or perhaps the new system is resulting in a greener approach to your rubbish disposal.

Send us your bin stories, photos and videos - good or bad!

’Dispatches: Bin Wars’ is on Channel 4 on Mon 24th May at 9pm


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All the bags start appearing the night before bin day..

Because the houses in the picture are classed as 'restricted access' they don't have bins but use bags instead. Elsewhere in the city bins are in use so bin bags tend to appear here through the night from other areas.

Regularly a car turns up at around 2am and deposits 2 or 3 bags of rubbish for collection.
The environmental services department are surprisingly not interested about this when you report it to them.

Not really an issue until the three bags contain garden refuse and the bin men won't take them and leave them at the end of the road.

You phone to complain and get told that they don't take garden refuse, you explain that it was dumped there by somebody else and they tell you it is not their problem...

posted by Sir Findo Gask
7th May 2007, 12:07  

Gary Farmer(garyfarmer-at-weymouth-dot-gov-dot-uk) says:

Looking at that photo i would say that the area is perfectly suitable for wheeled bins and if the resident got evidence of cars deposting waste in the area then enviromental health should do something about it.

22nd May 2007, 09:57

highlander says:

If you know that somebody is regularly tunring up to leave additional bags and that environmental health won't act - why don't you organise yourself and a few of your neighbours to stay up and challenge the person (safety in numbers)? Over the course of a few weeks I daresay they will get the message.

25th May 2007, 11:15

you could take photos of the people doing it, that is if your awake.:)
and report them that way,

but those houses do look like they have enough space and/or acces to places where bins could be used.

25th May 2007, 11:20

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