Council aims to bring missed bin collections down to 10 a day

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Bin bags put out on collection day in Mayland last week Bin bags put out on collection day in Mayland last week

Nearly 1,700 rubbish collections were missed in six months.

The figure, which includes black bags, food waste and recyclables, equates to nearly 63 missed collections per 100,000 in the six months from April 1 last year or about 12 to 13 a day.

A Maldon District Council spokesman said: “Although this is relatively low, it is of little comfort to those who have been inconvenienced and we are working towards a figure of 50 per 100,000 collections (roughly 10 per day) which is generally accepted as good practice in the industry.

“The good news is that this indicator has a strong downward trend and we have already made good progress.”

Missed collections were blamed on residents not putting out rubbish by 7am, changes to routes, badweather conditions, accidents and vehicle breakdowns, and human error.

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5:06pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Jack222 says...

I've certainly seen people putting the rubbish our after 7 and then ringing up to complain ; not all of these figures are 'missed'.
I've certainly seen people putting the rubbish our after 7 and then ringing up to complain ; not all of these figures are 'missed'. Jack222
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5:23pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Jonwaller says...

When I worked for onyx, who took over the contract when mrs had it taken away due to there incompetence if we had more than ten missed bins in a week we were in trouble, and threatened w@sickipediabot: **** cricket! All this way to see this load of ****. Can't wait to get home to see how my beloved Manchester United are getting on.ith fines from the council, funny how it's all changed, also funny how mrs got the contract back, also funny how it went from mrs to enterprise, who after getting the contract again then become alma...!!
When I worked for onyx, who took over the contract when mrs had it taken away due to there incompetence if we had more than ten missed bins in a week we were in trouble, and threatened w@sickipediabot: **** cricket! All this way to see this load of ****. Can't wait to get home to see how my beloved Manchester United are getting on.ith fines from the council, funny how it's all changed, also funny how mrs got the contract back, also funny how it went from mrs to enterprise, who after getting the contract again then become alma...!! Jonwaller
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5:26pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Jonwaller says...

When I worked for onyx, who took over the contract when mrs had it taken away due to there incompetence if we had more than ten missed bins in a week we were in trouble, and threatened w
ith fines from the council, funny how it's all changed, also funny how mrs got the contract back, also funny how it went from mrs to enterprise, who after getting the contract again then become alma...!!
When I worked for onyx, who took over the contract when mrs had it taken away due to there incompetence if we had more than ten missed bins in a week we were in trouble, and threatened w ith fines from the council, funny how it's all changed, also funny how mrs got the contract back, also funny how it went from mrs to enterprise, who after getting the contract again then become alma...!! Jonwaller
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5:28pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Jonwaller says...

Oops...lol
Oops...lol Jonwaller
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7:40am Wed 8 Jan 14

Latchingdon says...

They OFTEN "forget" to collect our rubbish (and it's put out the night before!). We would welcome a better service!
They OFTEN "forget" to collect our rubbish (and it's put out the night before!). We would welcome a better service! Latchingdon
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7:40am Wed 8 Jan 14

Latchingdon says...

We would welcome a better service as they often forget to collect ours!!
We would welcome a better service as they often forget to collect ours!! Latchingdon
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8:40am Wed 8 Jan 14

Grumpy36 says...

In Southminster we have only ever had a missed recycling collection - never rubbish.

i feel sorry for the bin men with the amount of people who put their bins out the night before and the bags are destroyed by cats and foxes - the house owners do not clean up the mess. It makes the streets look disgusting.
In Southminster we have only ever had a missed recycling collection - never rubbish. i feel sorry for the bin men with the amount of people who put their bins out the night before and the bags are destroyed by cats and foxes - the house owners do not clean up the mess. It makes the streets look disgusting. Grumpy36
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12:53pm Wed 8 Jan 14

strawberry1 says...

Have to agree with you grumpy! Used to live in a big town so everyone had proper wheelie bins and recycling used to just be in plastic bags, nice and easy to clean up ! Now however we get stupid poxy little plastic boxes for our recycling, and when I purchased a bin to keep my rubbish in , I had missed collections constantly as bin men were too bloody lazy to take out of my bin! Now I leave it out of my bin before I go to work in the mornings, and in that short space of time the bloody cats still get to it and leave a mess!!!!!!

NOTE TO MALDON COUNCIL:

I THINK WE PAY ENOUGH IN COUNCIL TAX FOR YOU TO GET WITH THE TIMES AND PURCHASE WHEELIE BINS!!!!!
Have to agree with you grumpy! Used to live in a big town so everyone had proper wheelie bins and recycling used to just be in plastic bags, nice and easy to clean up ! Now however we get stupid poxy little plastic boxes for our recycling, and when I purchased a bin to keep my rubbish in , I had missed collections constantly as bin men were too bloody lazy to take out of my bin! Now I leave it out of my bin before I go to work in the mornings, and in that short space of time the bloody cats still get to it and leave a mess!!!!!! NOTE TO MALDON COUNCIL: I THINK WE PAY ENOUGH IN COUNCIL TAX FOR YOU TO GET WITH THE TIMES AND PURCHASE WHEELIE BINS!!!!! strawberry1
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12:46pm Thu 9 Jan 14

zerowasteisthewaytogo says...

It is a shame when Councils don't collect from an ordinary sized bin. Wheelie bins are far too big and are a H&S issue for collectors to remove bags from. New vehicles have to be used - which can be too big for the streets.

We should be trying to reduce our waste and making sure that we do recycle as much as possible so that anything that can be reused is rather than being landfilled and incinerated. Plastic milk bottles are now made from... plastic milk bottles.

the food waste systems being rolled out make a great difference as any waste that you have is put straight into another container and the black sack is far less likely to be ripped open. Also you are less likely to have a dripping and smelly black sack. When you see what you are wasting you can see what you can do to help yourself save money on food.
It is a shame when Councils don't collect from an ordinary sized bin. Wheelie bins are far too big and are a H&S issue for collectors to remove bags from. New vehicles have to be used - which can be too big for the streets. We should be trying to reduce our waste and making sure that we do recycle as much as possible so that anything that can be reused is rather than being landfilled and incinerated. Plastic milk bottles are now made from... plastic milk bottles. the food waste systems being rolled out make a great difference as any waste that you have is put straight into another container and the black sack is far less likely to be ripped open. Also you are less likely to have a dripping and smelly black sack. When you see what you are wasting you can see what you can do to help yourself save money on food. zerowasteisthewaytogo
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11:30pm Fri 31 Jan 14

zerowasteisthewaytogo says...

Why can't people flatten empty cardboard boxes?

You only have to undo the ends of a lot of them and you can flatten them and have so much more room in your recycling box. Leave them unflattened and you are filling your box or black bag with boxed air!
Why can't people flatten empty cardboard boxes? You only have to undo the ends of a lot of them and you can flatten them and have so much more room in your recycling box. Leave them unflattened and you are filling your box or black bag with boxed air! zerowasteisthewaytogo
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