Bolton residents encouraged to swap big wheelie bin for smaller one

The Bolton News: Recycling officer Chris Neal with the normal bin on the left and the smaller one on the right. Recycling officer Chris Neal with the normal bin on the left and the smaller one on the right.

RESIDENTS will be encouraged to swap their large grey bin for a smaller one in the latest bid to boost recycling in Bolton.

Bolton Council bosses have laid out plans to give people the chance to swap their current 240-litre grey bin for one nearly half the size to reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill.

Cllr Nick Peel, the executive member in charge of bins and the environment, said: “What we hope to do is encourage more use of the smaller bins — it’s better because it means there are fewer bins taking up space in gardens and it’s also reflecting the fact that people are making full use of the recycling bins.”

Recycling rates in Bolton rose by seven per cent in seven months last year following the switch to fortnightly black bin collections.

The percentage of household waste sent for recycling or composting rose from 31 to 38 per cent.

Before the changes, Bolton’s recycling rates were in the bottom 15 per cent of the country.

It was also the second worst in Greater Manchester, with only Salford Council behind it at 29 per cent.

The authority is following in the footsteps of Bury Council, which ran a campaign to provide the smaller containers for free, as people get used to recycling their household waste.

The council will soon only charge £10 for a new 140-litre bin, compared with the old rate of £31 for replacing missing, stolen or vandalised containers.

But the charge for the traditional 240-litre bins will rise to £40.

Town hall chiefs say the new charges could save the council more than £6,000 a year.

But they estimate that about 500 people will initially take up the offer — costing the council £2,325.

Cllr Peel said he hopes the scheme will mean less rubbish is sent to landfill.

He added: “We’ll be offering people the chance to swap their 240 bin for a 140, and there’s no charge for that.

“There is no compulsion on this. Our recycling system, which is doing very well, is tailored to individual needs as much as possible — so if there’s a family that needs a 240 litre bin, that’s fine.”

But Tory leader Cllr David Greenhalgh said it was ironic that this move had been accepted after the Conservatives first proposed it.

The group had called on the council last year to adopt the Trafford model and introduce a smaller size bin — and keep weekly bin collections.

He added: “You cannot underestimate the psychological impact on residents of the physical presence of a smaller grey bin, hence a smaller weekly capacity, hence the need to recycle.

“By reducing the weekly capacity by 100 litres, residents are encouraged to recycle more and be mindful of waste minimisation.”

Cllr Roger Hayes, leader of the Liberal Democrats, welcomed the move to boost recycling.

He said: “If it’s voluntary I think it’s a good thing — it has been shown that if you reduce capacity then that helps recycling.

“If this was the start towards the move of monthly grey bin collections, it is something that would have to be looked at very carefully and I would oppose.”

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7:08am Sat 17 May 14

mililly says...

I do recycle there are 5 of us in our house and my grey bin is always full the week before its due to be emptied. I think smaller bins will cause more rubbish to be piled up and more rats and mice...
I do recycle there are 5 of us in our house and my grey bin is always full the week before its due to be emptied. I think smaller bins will cause more rubbish to be piled up and more rats and mice... mililly
  • Score: 89

7:22am Sat 17 May 14

thomas222 says...

Good idea for once because many have large bins they dont get half full. My Dads estate are all OAPs, either singe or a couple. All have large bins they dont really need as a small one would do as well.
Good idea for once because many have large bins they dont get half full. My Dads estate are all OAPs, either singe or a couple. All have large bins they dont really need as a small one would do as well. thomas222
  • Score: 1

7:28am Sat 17 May 14

Hulton Park says...

i'd have thought that, if on occasion people didn't have enough space in their grey bin, they'd be more tempted to use the recycling ones inappropriately.

It is well known that much of the content of our eco-bins in fact ends up as landfill in India, due to contamination by the wrong materials.
i'd have thought that, if on occasion people didn't have enough space in their grey bin, they'd be more tempted to use the recycling ones inappropriately. It is well known that much of the content of our eco-bins in fact ends up as landfill in India, due to contamination by the wrong materials. Hulton Park
  • Score: 17

7:34am Sat 17 May 14

breightmet kid says...

Now I know the idiots have taken over the asylum. Smaller bins mean more rubbish dumped on the streets which are already dirty and full of litter. How much will it cost to buy new bins, transport them to site , and how are the old bins to be disposed of?

Every house in Bolton has a grey bin.

This is an exercise in spending more money on re-cycling. Its absolutely ridiculous when our Council Tax could be spent much more wisely cleaning up all the grot spots in the borough.

By the way will the Town Hall be given smaller grey bins? Have a look at the small door on the South side of the building any morning and see the number of grey bins that are filled with all manner of rubbish, and these bins are emptied every day. No re-cycling here is there Councillor Peel.
Now I know the idiots have taken over the asylum. Smaller bins mean more rubbish dumped on the streets which are already dirty and full of litter. How much will it cost to buy new bins, transport them to site , and how are the old bins to be disposed of? Every house in Bolton has a grey bin. This is an exercise in spending more money on re-cycling. Its absolutely ridiculous when our Council Tax could be spent much more wisely cleaning up all the grot spots in the borough. By the way will the Town Hall be given smaller grey bins? Have a look at the small door on the South side of the building any morning and see the number of grey bins that are filled with all manner of rubbish, and these bins are emptied every day. No re-cycling here is there Councillor Peel. breightmet kid
  • Score: 68

8:19am Sat 17 May 14

oftbewildered2 says...

families do need a large bin - but lots of single people may feel they need only a small one. I asked for a small one when I became a single householder, but was persuaded to keep the large one. Most bin days it is only half full - only occasionally (as when I have a good clear out etc.) does it become more full. I am sure I could deal with that. Yes, I do recycle.
families do need a large bin - but lots of single people may feel they need only a small one. I asked for a small one when I became a single householder, but was persuaded to keep the large one. Most bin days it is only half full - only occasionally (as when I have a good clear out etc.) does it become more full. I am sure I could deal with that. Yes, I do recycle. oftbewildered2
  • Score: 13

8:28am Sat 17 May 14

pbarton1 says...

Oh dear! I've just paid £31 for a small bin last week. I wish if waited until they reduced it to £10! I was told it would be at my front door last Monday but I'm still waiting. My kitchen is full of bin bags - and I've got a rat already!!!
Oh dear! I've just paid £31 for a small bin last week. I wish if waited until they reduced it to £10! I was told it would be at my front door last Monday but I'm still waiting. My kitchen is full of bin bags - and I've got a rat already!!! pbarton1
  • Score: 4

8:35am Sat 17 May 14

oftbewildered2 says...

oftbewildered2 wrote:
families do need a large bin - but lots of single people may feel they need only a small one. I asked for a small one when I became a single householder, but was persuaded to keep the large one. Most bin days it is only half full - only occasionally (as when I have a good clear out etc.) does it become more full. I am sure I could deal with that. Yes, I do recycle.
PS - I have voted 'yes I would swap for a smaller bin', but certainly not for the reasoning given by Nick Peel, which to me seems to be all smoke and mirrors
[quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: families do need a large bin - but lots of single people may feel they need only a small one. I asked for a small one when I became a single householder, but was persuaded to keep the large one. Most bin days it is only half full - only occasionally (as when I have a good clear out etc.) does it become more full. I am sure I could deal with that. Yes, I do recycle.[/p][/quote]PS - I have voted 'yes I would swap for a smaller bin', but certainly not for the reasoning given by Nick Peel, which to me seems to be all smoke and mirrors oftbewildered2
  • Score: -4

8:38am Sat 17 May 14

Harkin about says...

Are these councillors on the same planet as the rest of us ?, what next - give us all a shovel and ask us to bury the rubbish in the back garden.

Having met Nick Peel on a number of occasions (who bears a more than passing resemblance to Plug from the Beano), it baffles me how such a raving halfwit can hold such high office.
Are these councillors on the same planet as the rest of us ?, what next - give us all a shovel and ask us to bury the rubbish in the back garden. Having met Nick Peel on a number of occasions (who bears a more than passing resemblance to Plug from the Beano), it baffles me how such a raving halfwit can hold such high office. Harkin about
  • Score: 36

8:45am Sat 17 May 14

Jacob C says...

How will they encourage us exactly ? smaller council tax bills would be a good idea but I feel this is very unlikely
a new housing area in Bolton have just been given these smaller bins , these family houses have small children ,nappies and food rotting in summer for 2 weeks is revolting and will encourage flies rats and fly tipping
bad idea it is all about saving money and giving fines for fly tipping and not for the good of the environment at all
How will they encourage us exactly ? smaller council tax bills would be a good idea but I feel this is very unlikely a new housing area in Bolton have just been given these smaller bins , these family houses have small children ,nappies and food rotting in summer for 2 weeks is revolting and will encourage flies rats and fly tipping bad idea it is all about saving money and giving fines for fly tipping and not for the good of the environment at all Jacob C
  • Score: 20

9:19am Sat 17 May 14

Gomacadeshez says...

how do smaller bins encouraging recycling?

Until a bigger range of goods can be put in the recycling bins (like plastic containers) this is just an ideological fools errand.
how do smaller bins encouraging recycling? Until a bigger range of goods can be put in the recycling bins (like plastic containers) this is just an ideological fools errand. Gomacadeshez
  • Score: 31

10:20am Sat 17 May 14

piszoff says...

Jacob C wrote:
How will they encourage us exactly ? smaller council tax bills would be a good idea but I feel this is very unlikely
a new housing area in Bolton have just been given these smaller bins , these family houses have small children ,nappies and food rotting in summer for 2 weeks is revolting and will encourage flies rats and fly tipping
bad idea it is all about saving money and giving fines for fly tipping and not for the good of the environment at all
You have to upgrade for a small cost.
[quote][p][bold]Jacob C[/bold] wrote: How will they encourage us exactly ? smaller council tax bills would be a good idea but I feel this is very unlikely a new housing area in Bolton have just been given these smaller bins , these family houses have small children ,nappies and food rotting in summer for 2 weeks is revolting and will encourage flies rats and fly tipping bad idea it is all about saving money and giving fines for fly tipping and not for the good of the environment at all[/p][/quote]You have to upgrade for a small cost. piszoff
  • Score: -3

10:23am Sat 17 May 14

anngee says...

Yes I would be willing to swap my large grey bin for a smaller one, as I
do recycle and the bin is only half full even after 2 weeks.
I would also prefer a small red bin.
Yes I would be willing to swap my large grey bin for a smaller one, as I do recycle and the bin is only half full even after 2 weeks. I would also prefer a small red bin. anngee
  • Score: 9

10:27am Sat 17 May 14

brooks72 says...

since we don't get the grey bin emptied every week how are we going to cope with a smaller bin they wont take extra bin bags and wont empty it if its to full yes its fine if u live on your own but for family's not practical
since we don't get the grey bin emptied every week how are we going to cope with a smaller bin they wont take extra bin bags and wont empty it if its to full yes its fine if u live on your own but for family's not practical brooks72
  • Score: 27

10:36am Sat 17 May 14

whitewall76 says...

I can't help but think that these bigger bins might start to mysteriously dissappear.... Am I being cynical?
I can't help but think that these bigger bins might start to mysteriously dissappear.... Am I being cynical? whitewall76
  • Score: 33

11:14am Sat 17 May 14

davidjb says...

my bin fills up in the week and i use strict recycling with the red green and yellow bin, ive been told i cant stick certain plastic and card in the respective bins and told i couldn't put wood in the green bin (logs) so whats the point in recycling??
my bin fills up in the week and i use strict recycling with the red green and yellow bin, ive been told i cant stick certain plastic and card in the respective bins and told i couldn't put wood in the green bin (logs) so whats the point in recycling?? davidjb
  • Score: 21

11:21am Sat 17 May 14

Donkey Stone says...

People either re-cycle or don't. The size of the bin won't change that fact. Fly tipping would increase if made compulsory.
People either re-cycle or don't. The size of the bin won't change that fact. Fly tipping would increase if made compulsory. Donkey Stone
  • Score: 21

11:32am Sat 17 May 14

boltonnut says...

Why not give people the choice,if they need a large bin give them one,if they need a smaller one,give them one.It's simple,well it's simple for normal people,maybe not for Bolton council.
Why not give people the choice,if they need a large bin give them one,if they need a smaller one,give them one.It's simple,well it's simple for normal people,maybe not for Bolton council. boltonnut
  • Score: 20

12:09pm Sat 17 May 14

Donkey Stone says...

Harkin about wrote:
Are these councillors on the same planet as the rest of us ?, what next - give us all a shovel and ask us to bury the rubbish in the back garden.

Having met Nick Peel on a number of occasions (who bears a more than passing resemblance to Plug from the Beano), it baffles me how such a raving halfwit can hold such high office.
Keep the rubbish and bury Nick Peel in the back garden:)
[quote][p][bold]Harkin about[/bold] wrote: Are these councillors on the same planet as the rest of us ?, what next - give us all a shovel and ask us to bury the rubbish in the back garden. Having met Nick Peel on a number of occasions (who bears a more than passing resemblance to Plug from the Beano), it baffles me how such a raving halfwit can hold such high office.[/p][/quote]Keep the rubbish and bury Nick Peel in the back garden:) Donkey Stone
  • Score: 26

12:19pm Sat 17 May 14

pbarton1 says...

pbarton1 wrote:
Oh dear! I've just paid £31 for a small bin last week. I wish if waited until they reduced it to £10! I was told it would be at my front door last Monday but I'm still waiting. My kitchen is full of bin bags - and I've got a rat already!!!
Someone from the council must have read my post. My bin arrived this morning. Thank you.
[quote][p][bold]pbarton1[/bold] wrote: Oh dear! I've just paid £31 for a small bin last week. I wish if waited until they reduced it to £10! I was told it would be at my front door last Monday but I'm still waiting. My kitchen is full of bin bags - and I've got a rat already!!![/p][/quote]Someone from the council must have read my post. My bin arrived this morning. Thank you. pbarton1
  • Score: 2

12:52pm Sat 17 May 14

fay clarke says...

Well that is one way to stop other people filling up my bin . I suppose now they will just dump their rubbish at the side of my small bin.
Well that is one way to stop other people filling up my bin . I suppose now they will just dump their rubbish at the side of my small bin. fay clarke
  • Score: 8

12:52pm Sat 17 May 14

atlas123 says...

Do i get a reduction in my council tax for a smaller bin? No? Oh well I'll stick with my larger bin for the rare occasions when I fill it more than a fraction full.
Do i get a reduction in my council tax for a smaller bin? No? Oh well I'll stick with my larger bin for the rare occasions when I fill it more than a fraction full. atlas123
  • Score: 8

12:54pm Sat 17 May 14

Delyth says...

You can always put less in a big bin but you can't put more in a small one! We all have bins why go to the extra cost of replacing them? Swap for a smaller on if you like when the big one is beyond repair until then stick to what we have got. Bolton Council could use the money more effectively.
You can always put less in a big bin but you can't put more in a small one! We all have bins why go to the extra cost of replacing them? Swap for a smaller on if you like when the big one is beyond repair until then stick to what we have got. Bolton Council could use the money more effectively. Delyth
  • Score: 17

1:27pm Sat 17 May 14

Diamonintherough says...

I have to make a trip to the tip once a week to ensure i can still use my bin during the two weeks as i have two children in nappies and my next door neighbours are constantly filling my bin due to theirs not being emptied as they don't understand the recycling bins which iv attempted to explain several times ( their english is next to none). I've also had my recycling bins stolen and when i ask for new they never turn up. I certainly wont be paying to keep replacing bins.
I have to make a trip to the tip once a week to ensure i can still use my bin during the two weeks as i have two children in nappies and my next door neighbours are constantly filling my bin due to theirs not being emptied as they don't understand the recycling bins which iv attempted to explain several times ( their english is next to none). I've also had my recycling bins stolen and when i ask for new they never turn up. I certainly wont be paying to keep replacing bins. Diamonintherough
  • Score: 10

1:30pm Sat 17 May 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

After my council tax rise this year I AM KEEPING MY BIG GREY BIN!!!!!!!!!!!!
After my council tax rise this year I AM KEEPING MY BIG GREY BIN!!!!!!!!!!!! FreedomOfSpeech1945
  • Score: 16

1:34pm Sat 17 May 14

MarkAllRead says...

"Cllr Nick Peel, the executive member in charge of bins and the environment, said: “What we hope to do is encourage more use of the smaller bins — it’s better because it means there are fewer bins taking up space in gardens"

Er... Cllr Peel clearly doesn't understand the difference between "smaller" and "fewer".
"Cllr Nick Peel, the executive member in charge of bins and the environment, said: “What we hope to do is encourage more use of the smaller bins — it’s better because it means there are fewer bins taking up space in gardens" Er... Cllr Peel clearly doesn't understand the difference between "smaller" and "fewer". MarkAllRead
  • Score: 19

1:34pm Sat 17 May 14

MarkAllRead says...

"...swap their current 240-litre grey bin for one nearly half the size to reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill."

And increase the fly-tipping problem.
"...swap their current 240-litre grey bin for one nearly half the size to reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill." And increase the fly-tipping problem. MarkAllRead
  • Score: 14

2:03pm Sat 17 May 14

catsden says...

Have this lot who are running our Council got any brains at all, they now want us to have a small bin and still do 2 weekly collections, the mind boggles, I give up with lot, wonder what they will come up with next
Have this lot who are running our Council got any brains at all, they now want us to have a small bin and still do 2 weekly collections, the mind boggles, I give up with lot, wonder what they will come up with next catsden
  • Score: 12

2:49pm Sat 17 May 14

rnorris says...

Send me one.....NOW !
Send me one.....NOW ! rnorris
  • Score: -8

3:51pm Sat 17 May 14

redjack says...

For us as three member family, new bin smaller grey bins are welcomed as our big grey bin never gets filled we should be able to have the choice of small plastic & paper bins also.
For us as three member family, new bin smaller grey bins are welcomed as our big grey bin never gets filled we should be able to have the choice of small plastic & paper bins also. redjack
  • Score: 1

4:19pm Sat 17 May 14

MrsMonk says...

I've just moved from Bolton to Darwen. Thought I'd struggle with their smaller household waste bin, being a family of 5. Surprisingly we manage pretty well. The 140L waste bin gets emptied weekly, the 240L recycling bin gets emptied fortnightly. We've never had an issue with overflowing bins.
I've just moved from Bolton to Darwen. Thought I'd struggle with their smaller household waste bin, being a family of 5. Surprisingly we manage pretty well. The 140L waste bin gets emptied weekly, the 240L recycling bin gets emptied fortnightly. We've never had an issue with overflowing bins. MrsMonk
  • Score: -2

4:32pm Sat 17 May 14

wassupp says...

Looks like a sure-fire recipe for further boosting flytipping.
Looks like a sure-fire recipe for further boosting flytipping. wassupp
  • Score: 7

5:55pm Sat 17 May 14

Think About This! says...

Am I missing something here? "To reduce the amount of rubbish sent to landfill". What is Raikes Lane incinerator for???
Am I missing something here? "To reduce the amount of rubbish sent to landfill". What is Raikes Lane incinerator for??? Think About This!
  • Score: 15

6:15pm Sat 17 May 14

boydell says...

What would happen if everyone opted for a small bin and then the council decided to change from ONE collection every two weeks to ONE collection every four weeks.
OR..... if a single person or a couple ordered a small bin to meet their needs, then moved house.....then a young couple moves into that property with a large family, would the council provide them with a large bin free of charge.
I personally think that the council should give this idea a long push over a short pier !!
What would happen if everyone opted for a small bin and then the council decided to change from ONE collection every two weeks to ONE collection every four weeks. OR..... if a single person or a couple ordered a small bin to meet their needs, then moved house.....then a young couple moves into that property with a large family, would the council provide them with a large bin free of charge. I personally think that the council should give this idea a long push over a short pier !! boydell
  • Score: 9

6:24pm Sat 17 May 14

holloway_david says...

This Labour controlled council have already saved money by putting up council tax for less service . Is this idea about spending the surplus they have gained.
This Labour controlled council have already saved money by putting up council tax for less service . Is this idea about spending the surplus they have gained. holloway_david
  • Score: 4

6:32pm Sat 17 May 14

Barbara44 says...

Don't get me started on bins yet again this week my bin was not emptied, I live in a flat and my bin has to be taken up steps onto the road for them to empty it this they used to do and bring it back to my door now for no reason they have stopped, I am 70 and the lady in the next flat is 80yrs old I have reported this twise and they say they will sort it and take the bins onto the road but yesterday my collection day they left it full again at my door it's like I'm asking for a miracle and all I want is my bin EMPTIED !
Don't get me started on bins yet again this week my bin was not emptied, I live in a flat and my bin has to be taken up steps onto the road for them to empty it this they used to do and bring it back to my door now for no reason they have stopped, I am 70 and the lady in the next flat is 80yrs old I have reported this twise and they say they will sort it and take the bins onto the road but yesterday my collection day they left it full again at my door it's like I'm asking for a miracle and all I want is my bin EMPTIED ! Barbara44
  • Score: 11

7:00pm Sat 17 May 14

AndyMorton says...

I will put nick peel in a wheelie bin he wont fit in a smaller bin. Wheel him down smithills dean road
I will put nick peel in a wheelie bin he wont fit in a smaller bin. Wheel him down smithills dean road AndyMorton
  • Score: 11

7:13pm Sat 17 May 14

Barbara44 says...

P.S. Nick Peel my bin is a small one but I can't even get this emptied!
P.S. Nick Peel my bin is a small one but I can't even get this emptied! Barbara44
  • Score: 4

8:59pm Sat 17 May 14

Beyond News Forum says...

I have an idea... How about we square this up and offer yes a smaller bin for those that need them and either two grey bins or a much larger grey bin for those that need them.

Despite the AMOUNT of LARGE SCALE recycling we do on behalf of the council profiteering, we have to move our grey bin rubbish to the business bin every week. We are lucky to have that resource or we would be screwed and/or just talking the rubbish to the tip, where it would have to be burned in EXACTLY THE SAME WAY it would be if we just had the weekly collections.

Also to add... I really do not give two shhhits about TRO if he want to come and attack my post with his.her recycling BS. I and my family are about as green as it gets, but there is only so much we can do before things go nuts and get out of control with the grey bin.

Also, the grey bins should be subject to how many people live in a household. Quite frankly I do not know how this council can suggest on one hand a person(s) can request a smaller bin... this suggests that knowingly the council know that larger families are struggling. It is a bit like saying 5 birds cr@p less than one... pure and blatant horseshittery going on.
I have an idea... How about we square this up and offer yes a smaller bin for those that need them and either two grey bins or a much larger grey bin for those that need them. Despite the AMOUNT of LARGE SCALE recycling we do on behalf of the council profiteering, we have to move our grey bin rubbish to the business bin every week. We are lucky to have that resource or we would be screwed and/or just talking the rubbish to the tip, where it would have to be burned in EXACTLY THE SAME WAY it would be if we just had the weekly collections. Also to add... I really do not give two shhhits about TRO if he want to come and attack my post with his.her recycling BS. I and my family are about as green as it gets, but there is only so much we can do before things go nuts and get out of control with the grey bin. Also, the grey bins should be subject to how many people live in a household. Quite frankly I do not know how this council can suggest on one hand a person(s) can request a smaller bin... this suggests that knowingly the council know that larger families are struggling. It is a bit like saying 5 birds cr@p less than one... pure and blatant horseshittery going on. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 1

11:09pm Sat 17 May 14

ccjone says...

Make it small then throw it away! People do not think before discarding!
Make it small then throw it away! People do not think before discarding! ccjone
  • Score: -2

11:14am Sun 18 May 14

tinypet says...

good god, weather a house hold has the bigger or small what difference does it make, each household is difference and has different needs, peel the idiot only seems to come up with idea's,He doesn't think properly about. Anyway big bin, little bin they both have wheels on to make the job easier, i remember being a kid and having a bin that was big and round with no wheels on and was lifted on the backs of the bin men, maybe they should bring them back lol
good god, weather a house hold has the bigger or small what difference does it make, each household is difference and has different needs, peel the idiot only seems to come up with idea's,He doesn't think properly about. Anyway big bin, little bin they both have wheels on to make the job easier, i remember being a kid and having a bin that was big and round with no wheels on and was lifted on the backs of the bin men, maybe they should bring them back lol tinypet
  • Score: 3

1:36pm Sun 18 May 14

w1ggan says...

Jacob C wrote:
How will they encourage us exactly ? smaller council tax bills would be a good idea but I feel this is very unlikely
a new housing area in Bolton have just been given these smaller bins , these family houses have small children ,nappies and food rotting in summer for 2 weeks is revolting and will encourage flies rats and fly tipping
bad idea it is all about saving money and giving fines for fly tipping and not for the good of the environment at all
There's half the problem, turn back the clock and wash nappies. It would greatly reduce landfill usage. There should be a separate bin for nappies with a charge to dispose of them.

I don't agree with reducing the size of the grey bin though because they are occasionally filled to capacity due to missing the bin day due to work, un recyclable packaging etc.

As for paying for replacement well that's all b@lls
[quote][p][bold]Jacob C[/bold] wrote: How will they encourage us exactly ? smaller council tax bills would be a good idea but I feel this is very unlikely a new housing area in Bolton have just been given these smaller bins , these family houses have small children ,nappies and food rotting in summer for 2 weeks is revolting and will encourage flies rats and fly tipping bad idea it is all about saving money and giving fines for fly tipping and not for the good of the environment at all[/p][/quote]There's half the problem, turn back the clock and wash nappies. It would greatly reduce landfill usage. There should be a separate bin for nappies with a charge to dispose of them. I don't agree with reducing the size of the grey bin though because they are occasionally filled to capacity due to missing the bin day due to work, un recyclable packaging etc. As for paying for replacement well that's all b@lls w1ggan
  • Score: -1

6:04pm Sun 18 May 14

tillyflop53 says...

I wont vote for a smaller bin. My grey bin is always full after two weeks and I also re cycle so what would i do with rubbish that wouldnt fit in a small bin. Just out of curiosity what would the council do with all the larger bins they swap??
I wont vote for a smaller bin. My grey bin is always full after two weeks and I also re cycle so what would i do with rubbish that wouldnt fit in a small bin. Just out of curiosity what would the council do with all the larger bins they swap?? tillyflop53
  • Score: 5

6:41pm Sun 18 May 14

Lesmathes17 says...

What about all those people who claim the 25% reduction in council tax ( because 1 adult lives there) get a small bin? Less people = less rubbish. To be honest we only put our grey bin out every four weeks anyway but I'm not going to swap for a small bin because I don't see why I should.
What about all those people who claim the 25% reduction in council tax ( because 1 adult lives there) get a small bin? Less people = less rubbish. To be honest we only put our grey bin out every four weeks anyway but I'm not going to swap for a small bin because I don't see why I should. Lesmathes17
  • Score: 1

7:18pm Sun 18 May 14

gingerjack89 says...

My bin is always full at the end of the first week. There are 4 of us in our house and we have a disabled daughter. all the extras we have to put take up all the room. i complained to the council when they switched it to fortnightly. if the bins get smaller what will i do then. more tip trips at my cost. its a disgrace.
you may be trying to save money but look at it this way... people who dont have cars to do tip trips will just pour their rubbish into the streets, or over there back fences. therefore causing the more major problem of rats!!!
My bin is always full at the end of the first week. There are 4 of us in our house and we have a disabled daughter. all the extras we have to put take up all the room. i complained to the council when they switched it to fortnightly. if the bins get smaller what will i do then. more tip trips at my cost. its a disgrace. you may be trying to save money but look at it this way... people who dont have cars to do tip trips will just pour their rubbish into the streets, or over there back fences. therefore causing the more major problem of rats!!! gingerjack89
  • Score: 5

10:53pm Sun 18 May 14

ccjone says...

It's not about the size of the bins, it is the mentality of the people who don't want to contribute to making Bolton a place to be proud of. May I suggest that the whingers take a good look at their bins and question 'could I have got more in here by making things smaller?' - okay it takes time, plastic take away cartons that cannot be recycled, along with yogurt, butter and myriad other plastics all bulky items, but when snipped at, a cubic metre of garbage becomes 3 cubic centimeters when made smaller! As for the 'if I have a smaller bin I want to pay less council tax' -look at the bigger picture- we live in a democracy. More bins to be emptied equates with more men to empty said bins which equates with extra council tax to employ people to empty bins!
It's not about the size of the bins, it is the mentality of the people who don't want to contribute to making Bolton a place to be proud of. May I suggest that the whingers take a good look at their bins and question 'could I have got more in here by making things smaller?' - okay it takes time, plastic take away cartons that cannot be recycled, along with yogurt, butter and myriad other plastics all bulky items, but when snipped at, a cubic metre of garbage becomes 3 cubic centimeters when made smaller! As for the 'if I have a smaller bin I want to pay less council tax' -look at the bigger picture- we live in a democracy. More bins to be emptied equates with more men to empty said bins which equates with extra council tax to employ people to empty bins! ccjone
  • Score: -1

1:40pm Mon 19 May 14

Kerrybubbles says...

You've got to be joking!!!! I am a recycling freak but my grey bin is still full before it is due to be collected. I am being plagued by flies. There are 25 on my kitchen ceiling alone at the moment. They are constantly attacking me. It was never like this before the fortnightly collection was introduced. I have phoned Environmental Health...as have others...but I have heard nothing more from them. I dread to think what it would be like if there was even more rubbish in the street.
You've got to be joking!!!! I am a recycling freak but my grey bin is still full before it is due to be collected. I am being plagued by flies. There are 25 on my kitchen ceiling alone at the moment. They are constantly attacking me. It was never like this before the fortnightly collection was introduced. I have phoned Environmental Health...as have others...but I have heard nothing more from them. I dread to think what it would be like if there was even more rubbish in the street. Kerrybubbles
  • Score: 3

9:44pm Mon 19 May 14

eatmytruth says...

Its all good and well until you have more rubbish than usual for whatever reason. Our black bin is usually a quarter full and the recycling ones more or less full every fortnight. But every so often the black bin is full. Why not let us enjoy the facility without repercussions. You know, 'just incase'
Its all good and well until you have more rubbish than usual for whatever reason. Our black bin is usually a quarter full and the recycling ones more or less full every fortnight. But every so often the black bin is full. Why not let us enjoy the facility without repercussions. You know, 'just incase' eatmytruth
  • Score: 1

9:46am Tue 20 May 14

devs says...

My bin is about half full when its get emptyed but it could be full on occasions , also what will happen if it don't get empted then its 4wk I keeping my bin
My bin is about half full when its get emptyed but it could be full on occasions , also what will happen if it don't get empted then its 4wk I keeping my bin devs
  • Score: 0

12:07pm Wed 21 May 14

johnnyjackson says...

There is no chance of this happening at my house. Even if my bin was empty every week, id purposely not swap for a smaller bin until they reduce my council tax. Cockroaches.
There is no chance of this happening at my house. Even if my bin was empty every week, id purposely not swap for a smaller bin until they reduce my council tax. Cockroaches. johnnyjackson
  • Score: 0

12:46pm Wed 21 May 14

johnnyjackson says...

ccjone wrote:
It's not about the size of the bins, it is the mentality of the people who don't want to contribute to making Bolton a place to be proud of. May I suggest that the whingers take a good look at their bins and question 'could I have got more in here by making things smaller?' - okay it takes time, plastic take away cartons that cannot be recycled, along with yogurt, butter and myriad other plastics all bulky items, but when snipped at, a cubic metre of garbage becomes 3 cubic centimeters when made smaller! As for the 'if I have a smaller bin I want to pay less council tax' -look at the bigger picture- we live in a democracy. More bins to be emptied equates with more men to empty said bins which equates with extra council tax to employ people to empty bins!
The council tax will never be reduced, regardless of how many bin men are employed and regardless of the sign of the bins.

Wake up!
[quote][p][bold]ccjone[/bold] wrote: It's not about the size of the bins, it is the mentality of the people who don't want to contribute to making Bolton a place to be proud of. May I suggest that the whingers take a good look at their bins and question 'could I have got more in here by making things smaller?' - okay it takes time, plastic take away cartons that cannot be recycled, along with yogurt, butter and myriad other plastics all bulky items, but when snipped at, a cubic metre of garbage becomes 3 cubic centimeters when made smaller! As for the 'if I have a smaller bin I want to pay less council tax' -look at the bigger picture- we live in a democracy. More bins to be emptied equates with more men to empty said bins which equates with extra council tax to employ people to empty bins![/p][/quote]The council tax will never be reduced, regardless of how many bin men are employed and regardless of the sign of the bins. Wake up! johnnyjackson
  • Score: 1

5:32pm Thu 22 May 14

fisherman1959 says...

If there is 2 cars parked opposite in our street the bin men reverse out of the street and don't come back till next week. Even when they drive off we still get large delivery wagons up the street that are no bigger than the bin wagon so we don't want a smaller bin as many a time we would end up with no space for 2 weeks worth of rubbish.
If there is 2 cars parked opposite in our street the bin men reverse out of the street and don't come back till next week. Even when they drive off we still get large delivery wagons up the street that are no bigger than the bin wagon so we don't want a smaller bin as many a time we would end up with no space for 2 weeks worth of rubbish. fisherman1959
  • Score: 0

5:34pm Thu 22 May 14

fisherman1959 says...

fisherman1959 wrote:
If there is 2 cars parked opposite in our street the bin men reverse out of the street and don't come back till next week. Even when they drive off we still get large delivery wagons up the street that are no bigger than the bin wagon so we don't want a smaller bin as many a time we would end up with no space for 2 weeks worth of rubbish.
Sorry no smaller than the bin wagon not no larger than.
[quote][p][bold]fisherman1959[/bold] wrote: If there is 2 cars parked opposite in our street the bin men reverse out of the street and don't come back till next week. Even when they drive off we still get large delivery wagons up the street that are no bigger than the bin wagon so we don't want a smaller bin as many a time we would end up with no space for 2 weeks worth of rubbish.[/p][/quote]Sorry no smaller than the bin wagon not no larger than. fisherman1959
  • Score: 0

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