Wimborne Residents To Get New Recycling And Rubbish Collection

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By DomCar | Thursday, May 24, 2012, 10:23

Dorset County Council have recently published changes to their existing recycling and rubbish collection services which are due to come into effect in Wimborne on Monday the 29th October 2012.

Putting your bin bags out at night so the foxes can rip them apart and spill their contents over a wide area before they are collected in the morning will now be a thing of the past. In their place each household will receive three new wheelie bins and the option to purchase a forth for garden waste. It is a much better system, much tidier and healthier for all concerned. All we need to do know is figure out where to put them all.

One obvious downside to the new changes is the household rubbish collection going from a weekly to a fortnightly service. Is the average household going to create too much waste for a 140-litre bin over a fortnight? When I lived in Merley it was always an effort to get even a week's rubbish into one of those bins, I can't imagine the struggle it's going to take to get two weeks worth in there. This begs an important question: will the refuse collectors dispose of extra bags left loose by the bins if they won't all fit in, or will they refuse to collect them? From past experiences refuse collectors are extremely fussy about only emptying bins that are closed properly, refusing to collect them if they were overflowing to the point where the lids couldn't be shut.

What do you think of the new plans and is a fortnightly collection enough?



  • Profile image for wimbornelad

    Thanks Frankie, not sure what you mean by councillor though? The dorsetforyou website promises "alternatives" but can't get through to anyone as yet. Three flats share one front door; I'm not sure I want to "share" bins, nor should I have to really! They don't seem to have considered flats as yet - bit of a schoolboy error, really.

    By wimbornelad at 17:26 on 25/05/12

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    I have no idea where I'm going to keep my bins either...in the garage? That would mean walking a 100 feet to where my garage is, which is fine in good weather but not in bad. In my back garden? It's small and I work hard on making it look nice and I would like to continue to be able to sit out in it and enjoy its beauty and not have to look at three ugly bins. In the house? Not practical. Front garden? Chance of them getting nicked and it'll make my house look untidy too. Decisions, decisions?

    By McAngry at 10:18 on 25/05/12

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    Wimborne Lad if they do give you bins I'd leave them out on the street and then just throw your rubbish out of the window...it'll save your back.

    By McAngry at 10:14 on 25/05/12

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    wimbornelad - perhaps they'll do a community bin of some sort for you and your neighbors to share?

    frankiep - good point, I have always felt what we could recycle in Wimborne was never enough, so it's good to see we can now recycle more. It will certainly cut down on our household waste.

    By DomCar at 09:57 on 25/05/12

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    Wimbornelad if you are having a problem with access then you should speak with your local councillor. A number of people I know have had similar issues and most have been resolved to their satisfaction. I hope you too are able to find a solution.

    By frankiep at 07:51 on 25/05/12

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