I live in a small block of flats. We have our own recycle and rubbish bins in a room attached to the building. Southwark Council have put 3 recycling bins on the pavement adjacent to the block. The recycle bins are used by people from the area to deposit domestic and at times commercial rubbish in the bins or mostly dumping on the pavement near the bins. I’ve seen open bags of raw and cooked meats, a large pile of syringes. No recycle material is deposited. Veiola never empty the bins as they are ‘contaminated’ and put
labels on as such. The refuse vans drive by as they see ‘recycle’. Result: piles of rubbish that are only removed when someone calls the council. I’ve sent maybe 15 emails to council who are saying that the ‘recycle’ bins must
stay. It’s being monitored, but I don’t hold up much hope. The bins are under my lounge window. I am stressed and depressed by the situation. I have been copying Neil Coyle to done emails and he has shown some interest but the situ seems deferred to the council. Any suggestions? Thx.
I don't have suggestions or solutions but do make sure you take photos of everything. You probably have already but had to say.
I think a good photo of a bag fullof syringes and a 'contaminated' label could have an affect.
Communal bins are a magnet for mindless fly-tipping, and worse. The one by our block entrance is used by shameless blokes as a public convenience. Constant source of annoyance. Depending on your scruples, you could spray paint a made-up street name on the bins then push them into the next borough. Or bombard the council with fly-tipping reports every day.