Wait goes on to empty bins

This Is Wiltshire: Bins in Moredon, which were not emptied yesterday  because of strike action Bins in Moredon, which were not emptied yesterday because of strike action

RESIDENTS who missed out on a rubbish collection following Thursday’s strike action have been told they may have to wait until the end of next week until their household waste is taken away.

Parts of North Swindon, including Moredon, Abbey Meads, Haydon Wick and Taw Hill, were affected as many collectors were taking action over low pay.

Now the council has said residents must put out household waste from Monday and it will be picked up by the end of the week, although at this stage they cannot say exactly which day.

Those who have paid to be part of the green waste collection are also being told to put their rubbish out.

However, recyclables and plastics will not be picked up until the next scheduled collection which will take place on July 24.

Any excess which does not fit into the orange boxes is to be put in plastic bags but not cardboard boxes.

Because of the number of workers on strike, only ten per cent of the collections scheduled for yesterday were able to take place.

Coun Brian Ford (Con, Wroughton and Wichelstowe), the cabinet member in charge of waste collection, said: “As we plan to collect as quickly as possible, we’re unable to confirm which day your waste will be collected, so please leave it out until it is emptied.

“Council officers are working very hard to fix this problem which was not of our making.

“We could have left this all until the next collection date but we aren’t and all household waste will be taken by the end of next week.

“We are doing this because we want to make sure the people of Swindon get a good service.”

The strike was carried out by a number of unions including Unison, Unite, the NUT and the GMB.

Some teachers were among those who walked out, which affected schools across the town. Among those which did not open was Isambard School, meaning North Swindon bore the brunt of the industrial action.

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson said: “It was very frustrating for hard working local residents and shows just how out of step with public opinion the militant unions really are.

“I am encouraged that Swindon Council will be doing everything it can to catch up with the green and black waste collections which is a huge relief to a lot of people.”

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8:32am Sat 12 Jul 14

Morsey says...

Justin ... I think it is YOU and YOUR party who are out of step? You would only had asked opinions of your supprters, so how are you able to draw a conclusion that the strikers had no support ... get statistics, please!

This town is a sh1t tip anyway, so my rubbish can stay outside my home for as long as it takes ... noticeably, and true to form, the blue bag upper classes had their rubbish taken away on time as a priority!

Your party are using austerity to your own ends and the electorate will wake up one day!
Justin ... I think it is YOU and YOUR party who are out of step? You would only had asked opinions of your supprters, so how are you able to draw a conclusion that the strikers had no support ... get statistics, please! This town is a sh1t tip anyway, so my rubbish can stay outside my home for as long as it takes ... noticeably, and true to form, the blue bag upper classes had their rubbish taken away on time as a priority! Your party are using austerity to your own ends and the electorate will wake up one day! Morsey
  • Score: -5

10:13am Sat 12 Jul 14

Robh says...

here we go again on the Left Right march. It doesn't matter which of the parties is in power as we found out in the seventies.

I paid extra to have the green waste bin so that should be emptied regardless.
here we go again on the Left Right march. It doesn't matter which of the parties is in power as we found out in the seventies. I paid extra to have the green waste bin so that should be emptied regardless. Robh
  • Score: 10

10:56am Sat 12 Jul 14

fuzzey says...

I cannot myself see any green bins out for collection in adver photo but plenty of shrubs and bushes ?do not see how this new service can be deemed a success ?and extae cash going into landfill from all the garden waste going into black bins .Do not now believe our council cares about recycling Hope you get your bins collected soon .
I cannot myself see any green bins out for collection in adver photo but plenty of shrubs and bushes ?do not see how this new service can be deemed a success ?and extae cash going into landfill from all the garden waste going into black bins .Do not now believe our council cares about recycling Hope you get your bins collected soon . fuzzey
  • Score: 34

11:00am Sat 12 Jul 14

Davey Gravey says...

The current waste collection arrangements are nothing but a dismal failure.
Such a shame after progress had been made previously.
The sell off, cutback and closure party are completely to blame for it as none of the others would have introduced this cutback.
The current waste collection arrangements are nothing but a dismal failure. Such a shame after progress had been made previously. The sell off, cutback and closure party are completely to blame for it as none of the others would have introduced this cutback. Davey Gravey
  • Score: 0

12:34pm Sat 12 Jul 14

house on the hill says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
The current waste collection arrangements are nothing but a dismal failure.
Such a shame after progress had been made previously.
The sell off, cutback and closure party are completely to blame for it as none of the others would have introduced this cutback.
Yeah right! Faced with the same empty coffers the last lot left behind with their spend like there is no tomorrow any party in their right mind would have made cutbacks or faced the prospect of going bankrupt. So few on here live in the real world of how do you actually pay for public services when you have limited money. If you want to spend on one thing you gave to cut somewhere else the same we all have to as our wages don't increase but prices do.
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: The current waste collection arrangements are nothing but a dismal failure. Such a shame after progress had been made previously. The sell off, cutback and closure party are completely to blame for it as none of the others would have introduced this cutback.[/p][/quote]Yeah right! Faced with the same empty coffers the last lot left behind with their spend like there is no tomorrow any party in their right mind would have made cutbacks or faced the prospect of going bankrupt. So few on here live in the real world of how do you actually pay for public services when you have limited money. If you want to spend on one thing you gave to cut somewhere else the same we all have to as our wages don't increase but prices do. house on the hill
  • Score: 0

2:30pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Davey Gravey says...

house on the hill wrote:
Davey Gravey wrote:
The current waste collection arrangements are nothing but a dismal failure.
Such a shame after progress had been made previously.
The sell off, cutback and closure party are completely to blame for it as none of the others would have introduced this cutback.
Yeah right! Faced with the same empty coffers the last lot left behind with their spend like there is no tomorrow any party in their right mind would have made cutbacks or faced the prospect of going bankrupt. So few on here live in the real world of how do you actually pay for public services when you have limited money. If you want to spend on one thing you gave to cut somewhere else the same we all have to as our wages don't increase but prices do.
Er. The current arrangements have cost more than the prevouus one.
A cut that had cost more money. Genius eh?
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: The current waste collection arrangements are nothing but a dismal failure. Such a shame after progress had been made previously. The sell off, cutback and closure party are completely to blame for it as none of the others would have introduced this cutback.[/p][/quote]Yeah right! Faced with the same empty coffers the last lot left behind with their spend like there is no tomorrow any party in their right mind would have made cutbacks or faced the prospect of going bankrupt. So few on here live in the real world of how do you actually pay for public services when you have limited money. If you want to spend on one thing you gave to cut somewhere else the same we all have to as our wages don't increase but prices do.[/p][/quote]Er. The current arrangements have cost more than the prevouus one. A cut that had cost more money. Genius eh? Davey Gravey
  • Score: 6

4:16pm Sat 12 Jul 14

PJC says...

Morsey wrote:
Justin ... I think it is YOU and YOUR party who are out of step? You would only had asked opinions of your supprters, so how are you able to draw a conclusion that the strikers had no support ... get statistics, please!

This town is a sh1t tip anyway, so my rubbish can stay outside my home for as long as it takes ... noticeably, and true to form, the blue bag upper classes had their rubbish taken away on time as a priority!

Your party are using austerity to your own ends and the electorate will wake up one day!
'Blue bag upper classes'?! I wanted wheelie bins, but was told that our street is too narrow for the trucks. It is a priority, as the bags are flimsy and get strewn about by wildlife if you leave them outside. If you have a wheelie bin, you'd have to make a horrendous amount of rubbish for this to be an inconvenience.
[quote][p][bold]Morsey[/bold] wrote: Justin ... I think it is YOU and YOUR party who are out of step? You would only had asked opinions of your supprters, so how are you able to draw a conclusion that the strikers had no support ... get statistics, please! This town is a sh1t tip anyway, so my rubbish can stay outside my home for as long as it takes ... noticeably, and true to form, the blue bag upper classes had their rubbish taken away on time as a priority! Your party are using austerity to your own ends and the electorate will wake up one day![/p][/quote]'Blue bag upper classes'?! I wanted wheelie bins, but was told that our street is too narrow for the trucks. It is a priority, as the bags are flimsy and get strewn about by wildlife if you leave them outside. If you have a wheelie bin, you'd have to make a horrendous amount of rubbish for this to be an inconvenience. PJC
  • Score: 9

4:39pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Sandor Clegane says...

It is a great shame that the public were denied the services they pay over the odds for via taxation by the actions of the public sector unions.

Hopefully they will get their members back to work this coming week and bins will actually be emptied, as we pay them to do.
It is a great shame that the public were denied the services they pay over the odds for via taxation by the actions of the public sector unions. Hopefully they will get their members back to work this coming week and bins will actually be emptied, as we pay them to do. Sandor Clegane
  • Score: 11

5:42pm Sat 12 Jul 14

MrAngry says...

Interesting that the only service that anyone seems to have missed is the bin collections. Perhaps we could do without most of the others.
Interesting that the only service that anyone seems to have missed is the bin collections. Perhaps we could do without most of the others. MrAngry
  • Score: 16

9:06pm Sat 12 Jul 14

house on the hill says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
house on the hill wrote:
Davey Gravey wrote:
The current waste collection arrangements are nothing but a dismal failure.
Such a shame after progress had been made previously.
The sell off, cutback and closure party are completely to blame for it as none of the others would have introduced this cutback.
Yeah right! Faced with the same empty coffers the last lot left behind with their spend like there is no tomorrow any party in their right mind would have made cutbacks or faced the prospect of going bankrupt. So few on here live in the real world of how do you actually pay for public services when you have limited money. If you want to spend on one thing you gave to cut somewhere else the same we all have to as our wages don't increase but prices do.
Er. The current arrangements have cost more than the prevouus one.
A cut that had cost more money. Genius eh?
that was a general comment about how short sighted and how short the memories are of the left. All this stupid left right bickering, the reality is that no one ever seems to get it right, but then politics isn't about people its about politicians!
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: The current waste collection arrangements are nothing but a dismal failure. Such a shame after progress had been made previously. The sell off, cutback and closure party are completely to blame for it as none of the others would have introduced this cutback.[/p][/quote]Yeah right! Faced with the same empty coffers the last lot left behind with their spend like there is no tomorrow any party in their right mind would have made cutbacks or faced the prospect of going bankrupt. So few on here live in the real world of how do you actually pay for public services when you have limited money. If you want to spend on one thing you gave to cut somewhere else the same we all have to as our wages don't increase but prices do.[/p][/quote]Er. The current arrangements have cost more than the prevouus one. A cut that had cost more money. Genius eh?[/p][/quote]that was a general comment about how short sighted and how short the memories are of the left. All this stupid left right bickering, the reality is that no one ever seems to get it right, but then politics isn't about people its about politicians! house on the hill
  • Score: 12

9:24pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Davey Gravey says...

house on the hill wrote:
Davey Gravey wrote:
house on the hill wrote:
Davey Gravey wrote:
The current waste collection arrangements are nothing but a dismal failure.
Such a shame after progress had been made previously.
The sell off, cutback and closure party are completely to blame for it as none of the others would have introduced this cutback.
Yeah right! Faced with the same empty coffers the last lot left behind with their spend like there is no tomorrow any party in their right mind would have made cutbacks or faced the prospect of going bankrupt. So few on here live in the real world of how do you actually pay for public services when you have limited money. If you want to spend on one thing you gave to cut somewhere else the same we all have to as our wages don't increase but prices do.
Er. The current arrangements have cost more than the prevouus one.
A cut that had cost more money. Genius eh?
that was a general comment about how short sighted and how short the memories are of the left. All this stupid left right bickering, the reality is that no one ever seems to get it right, but then politics isn't about people its about politicians!
Poor comeback. You're better than that.
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: The current waste collection arrangements are nothing but a dismal failure. Such a shame after progress had been made previously. The sell off, cutback and closure party are completely to blame for it as none of the others would have introduced this cutback.[/p][/quote]Yeah right! Faced with the same empty coffers the last lot left behind with their spend like there is no tomorrow any party in their right mind would have made cutbacks or faced the prospect of going bankrupt. So few on here live in the real world of how do you actually pay for public services when you have limited money. If you want to spend on one thing you gave to cut somewhere else the same we all have to as our wages don't increase but prices do.[/p][/quote]Er. The current arrangements have cost more than the prevouus one. A cut that had cost more money. Genius eh?[/p][/quote]that was a general comment about how short sighted and how short the memories are of the left. All this stupid left right bickering, the reality is that no one ever seems to get it right, but then politics isn't about people its about politicians![/p][/quote]Poor comeback. You're better than that. Davey Gravey
  • Score: -6

10:20pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Clippies says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
The current waste collection arrangements are nothing but a dismal failure.
Such a shame after progress had been made previously.
The sell off, cutback and closure party are completely to blame for it as none of the others would have introduced this cutback.
I agree, the current waste collection arrangements are abysmal - the New Green Waste Collection Service has cost SBC in excess of £1.6m this year and only brought in revenue of £400k, giving a net loss of at least £1.2m. Given the council stated the new service would save them £685k this year this service is running at almost £2m OVER budget...so much for cutbacks!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: The current waste collection arrangements are nothing but a dismal failure. Such a shame after progress had been made previously. The sell off, cutback and closure party are completely to blame for it as none of the others would have introduced this cutback.[/p][/quote]I agree, the current waste collection arrangements are abysmal - the New Green Waste Collection Service has cost SBC in excess of £1.6m this year and only brought in revenue of £400k, giving a net loss of at least £1.2m. Given the council stated the new service would save them £685k this year this service is running at almost £2m OVER budget...so much for cutbacks!!!! Clippies
  • Score: 18

8:47pm Sun 13 Jul 14

beach1e says...

i stopped using the orange boxes for recycling when the council decided it would take the council tax but not provide the service it was supposed to at the end of jan. yet again the council tax payer is being ripped off as the council again dont think they should provide the service that they are paid to provide. could be seen that they are fraudulently charging for a service they choose not to provide. i dont recycle green waste either unless it fits in my composter, the rest goes in the main bin....i will be leaving the plastics out , for collecion. this council is a disaster zone, they really havent a clue. the money they supposedly saved by cutting back on recycling is now being spent on trying to find another waste disposal area. Bunch of clowns at Swindon Council.
i stopped using the orange boxes for recycling when the council decided it would take the council tax but not provide the service it was supposed to at the end of jan. yet again the council tax payer is being ripped off as the council again dont think they should provide the service that they are paid to provide. could be seen that they are fraudulently charging for a service they choose not to provide. i dont recycle green waste either unless it fits in my composter, the rest goes in the main bin....i will be leaving the plastics out , for collecion. this council is a disaster zone, they really havent a clue. the money they supposedly saved by cutting back on recycling is now being spent on trying to find another waste disposal area. Bunch of clowns at Swindon Council. beach1e
  • Score: 15

11:02pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Wideangle852 says...

beach1e wrote:
i stopped using the orange boxes for recycling when the council decided it would take the council tax but not provide the service it was supposed to at the end of jan. yet again the council tax payer is being ripped off as the council again dont think they should provide the service that they are paid to provide. could be seen that they are fraudulently charging for a service they choose not to provide. i dont recycle green waste either unless it fits in my composter, the rest goes in the main bin....i will be leaving the plastics out , for collecion. this council is a disaster zone, they really havent a clue. the money they supposedly saved by cutting back on recycling is now being spent on trying to find another waste disposal area. Bunch of clowns at Swindon Council.
. . more than clowns . . utter corruption . . so the bin men were on strike about low pay. Well some of them are on over £50K a year . . . the two bosses of SCS are on over £150K each . . Look to those who are your bosses . . they are the root cause of this . . out of 50 councils Swindon is near the bottom in recycling, yet has one of the largest budgets for recycling, the largest fleet of bin lorries, two of the largest recycling centers . . and still puts near 50% into landfill . . put the recycling and bin collection out to private tender and let a separate company run it, like nearly every other decent council in England . .
[quote][p][bold]beach1e[/bold] wrote: i stopped using the orange boxes for recycling when the council decided it would take the council tax but not provide the service it was supposed to at the end of jan. yet again the council tax payer is being ripped off as the council again dont think they should provide the service that they are paid to provide. could be seen that they are fraudulently charging for a service they choose not to provide. i dont recycle green waste either unless it fits in my composter, the rest goes in the main bin....i will be leaving the plastics out , for collecion. this council is a disaster zone, they really havent a clue. the money they supposedly saved by cutting back on recycling is now being spent on trying to find another waste disposal area. Bunch of clowns at Swindon Council.[/p][/quote]. . more than clowns . . utter corruption . . so the bin men were on strike about low pay. Well some of them are on over £50K a year . . . the two bosses of SCS are on over £150K each . . Look to those who are your bosses . . they are the root cause of this . . out of 50 councils Swindon is near the bottom in recycling, yet has one of the largest budgets for recycling, the largest fleet of bin lorries, two of the largest recycling centers . . and still puts near 50% into landfill . . put the recycling and bin collection out to private tender and let a separate company run it, like nearly every other decent council in England . . Wideangle852
  • Score: 6

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