Bin collection changes set for next week
Published 10 Oct 2012 14:05 8 Comments
FIFE Council is preparing to roll out a new bin collection system this Monday.
Binmen will now be working longer hours, meaning that bins could be emptied anytime between 6am and 9pm.
Every household in Fife has now received an information leaflet about the changes, and a bin collection calendar explaining what their new bin collection day will be.
The Council have also been planting reminder notes on bins this week asking residents to check their new bin calendar as the day and time their bins are emptied may have changed.
The new longer working day was agreed following a review of household waste collection services earlier this year.
Households will receive the same number of bin collections as they do currently and businesses will continue to have their waste collected seven days a week.
However, by making full use of bin lorries the Council hopes to save over £800,000 of public money while preserving jobs.
Over the next few days before the new system starts, they are urging people remember to check what their new collection day is as it's likely to have changed), put bins out by 6am and leave unemptied bins out until 9pm.
You can check your new bin day and download your new bin calendar at www.fifedirect.org.uk/binchanges or by calling the Recycling Helpline on 08451 55 00 22.
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 10 Oct 12
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Oct 10, 18:05
Oct 11, 08:35
Oct 11, 16:01
i cant wait to see what the binmen will do along our street if they come after 5 as one sideof the road is nose to tail cars with no space in between to get a bucket through and i cant see them pushing them along to the end of the road as it is a long road
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Oct 12, 08:37
Oct 12, 08:59
Robrobbo, you've already made that comment, as i said before hahahahahaha, a law suit, you love to granstand eh?
You will get recompence for any damage, you wont get 10 grand for damage to your £300 Vectra......
A law suit, brilliant!
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Oct 12, 09:11
Smarmygit....u certainly live up to ur username
Thank u for your compliment...it is a brilliant idea is it not!
As for my vectra, well given my car is 6 months old and vectras are now used for lawnmower engines, I think I know what I am talking about
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Oct 12, 09:19
Oct 13, 09:57
If you want to see this sort of thing really being screwed up, just take a trip to Edinburgh. They are only now introducing fortnightly bin collections, which we've had for some time with far fewer teething troubles than they seem to be experiencing. Time will tell, but this looks like a pretty well managed process to me.
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