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Re: Have you got the space for 3 Wheelie Bins! ?
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2013, 12:32:45 PM »
Bloody mess and tell me if im wrong but those look like fairly large bins.

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Re: Have you got the space for 3 Wheelie Bins! ?
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2013, 02:56:51 PM »
Indeed....................and we are supposed to get 3 of the b****y things each!  :o

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Re: Have you got the space for 3 Wheelie Bins! ?
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2013, 11:07:25 PM »
Update:

http://birminghamnewsroom.com/2013/02/wheelie-bin-pilot-wards-are-named/


MMMM...carefully selected if you ask me. No trial in Small Heath, Alum Rock or Aston i notice. I should think most people in Harborne and Brandwood will have gardens or entries to push the bins out of the way....not so easy in the places i mention, or in parts of Stirchley with terrace houses.

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Re: Have you got the space for 3 Wheelie Bins! ?
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2013, 08:05:39 AM »
I think we are being stiched up again.

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Re: Have you got the space for 3 Wheelie Bins! ?
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2013, 09:47:39 AM »
We are:

http://www.thebirminghampress.com/2013/02/07/say-goodbye-to-free-waste-bags-in-birmingham/

Green waste collections: In line with many other local authorities, the council will introduce a chargeable service from February/March 2014. This will be an optional service, and those wishing to take advantage will be given a free 240-litre wheeled bin. The annual collection charge, to be paid in advance, will be £35. Those not wishing to take up the service will have the option of buying a composter, at cost, via the council’s website. Fees charged by other councils who provide this service generally range from £18 to £56.

Bulky waste: providing households with ONE free collection per year (maximum 6 items). For each subsequent collection (maximum 6 items), there will be a charge of £25 per collection. This compares to the existing system of 3 free collections per year, with a maximum of 6 items per collection. The new charge is in line with fees charged by other councils (that typically range from £15 to £44).


Special street collections: A city-wide subsidy is being dropped, meaning that individual districts will have to use their own budgets if they wish to continue this service, which is a service uncommon amongst local authorities. These collections are a service that gives residents in an area a fixed day(s) beyond regular bin collection dates on which to put out additional bulky waste items out, to be collected by the council at no cost to the households taking advantage.

The provision of black and green sacks: The council spends £1million per year issuing one sack per week to households. Many residents already buy their own waste sacks. Residents will now be required to provide all of their own sacks from April 1, ahead of the council plan to roll out wheelie bins at a later date.
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Time to fight back yet??? 

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Re: Have you got the space for 3 Wheelie Bins! ?
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2013, 08:43:12 PM »
Yea bring it on Dave.  >:(

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Re: Have you got the space for 3 Wheelie Bins! ?
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2013, 12:39:11 PM »
At the moment, you can have up to three large items (fridges wardrobes etc) picked up about three times a year for free, wonder how long that will last? if they start charging, then you will see an increase in fly tipping.
Over the past few years, when the students in selly oak leave, they have a major area clean up, for free, or should I say, we pick up the bill for all the landlords in Selly oak.
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Re: Have you got the space for 3 Wheelie Bins! ?
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2013, 03:24:44 PM »
Till April I guess.
"Bulky waste: providing households with ONE free collection per year (maximum 6 items). For each subsequent collection (maximum 6 items), there will be a charge of £25 per collection. This compares to the existing system of 3 free collections per year, with a maximum of 6 items per collection. The new charge is in line with fees charged by other councils (that typically range from £15 to £44)."

I'm also guessing the majority of BCC residents are unaware of these changes.
Now IF the changes were of a positive nature that improved peoples perceptions of BCC then we would have been inundated with mail announcing them.
As it is we are paying the same Council Tax ( with some having to pay when once they didn't) for a poorer service overall.
If we were buying goods we would take our custom elsewhere :(

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Re: Have you got the space for 3 Wheelie Bins! ?
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2013, 09:57:13 AM »
and the fly tipping with go though the roof!

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Re: Have you got the space for 3 Wheelie Bins! ?
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2013, 01:09:01 AM »
More:

http://www.birminghampost.net/news/politics-news/2013/02/22/spend-birmingham-s-wheelie-bin-cash-on-front-line-lib-dem-paul-tilsley-65233-32854808/

Spend Birmingham's wheelie bin cash on front line - Lib Dem Paul Tilsley

Two thirds of the £30 million set aside for the introduction of wheelie bins could be spent protecting front line council services according to Birmingham’s Liberal Democrats.

Lib Dem leader Paul Tilsley says the £20 million, awarded to the council by government in November, has not been legally ring fenced for spending on refuse collection, and should be used to head off the worst effects of spending cuts.

In an alternative budget he also calls for an axe to be taken to 70 full time union officials employed by the council, saving £1.7 milllion, and demands that the council accept a £2.1 million council tax benefit relief grant rather than cut benefits to the unemployed.

He said: “It is no use spending tens of millions on a political project like wheelie bins, which the overwhelming majority of Birmingham residents do not want, when frontline services like libraries, leisure centres, Connexions and voluntary group funding is at risk.

Read More http://www.birminghampost.net/news/politics-news/2013/02/22/spend-birmingham-s-wheelie-bin-cash-on-front-line-lib-dem-paul-tilsley-65233-32854808/#ixzz2LrvKTIIV




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Re: Have you got the space for 3 Wheelie Bins! ?
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2013, 10:44:49 PM »
Update:

If you want your views on wheelie bins to be known :

"Consultation with householders regarding new wheelie bin services in Birmingham"

https://www.ors.org.uk/online/index.php?sid=891449&lang=en