All households should now have had a (geeen - cunning hint, eh) leaflet to explain the new wheelie bin scheme that starts on 3rd October.
One thing it doesn't tell you (that may be of interest, as far as the practicalities of storage) is the size of the bins: 1100mm high x 580mm wide x 720 deep.
Who knows whether the concept of fortnightly collections of rubbish will work, as far as smell and volume? The Council say it has worked elsewhere, so we shall have to see, though many doubt it.
Don't forget to use the Freepost form to tell the Council if you anticipate any difficulties: whether you won't be able to move a bin or have nowhere unobtrusive to keep one.
I understand, from correspondence I have had, that there is an expectation that bins should be hidden away, not left on public display in front gardens, side alleys etc. So if you won't be able to do this, tell them and insist on alternative arrangements. Otherwise Purbeck will look like a third world country in no time.
This is what I was told: "Ordinarily we would expect people to store their refuse, in their bin, wherever they store it at present. Individual difficulties will have to be resolved as the scheme progresses, but colleagues at other authorities have assured staff at Purbeck that most properties can find somewhere unobtrusive to store their bin."
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Posted by Mike Hadley