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Residents reminded to leave your bins out on time
12:20pm Thursday 18th October 2012 in News
BROMSGROVE residents are being urged to ensure bins are left out for collection on time after residents in some areas were found leaving their bins out late.
Bromsgrove District Council has issued the reminder after collection crews reported people putting bins out late, causing the crew to have to return to these areas.
By leaving out the bin late, residents risk a crew missing their collection.
The council say the issue has got so bad collection crews will be posting notices to houses where it has become a big problem.
To ensure wheelie bins are emptied, the council advise all residents to put their wheelie bin out by 7am on collection day, or the night before if possible.
Collection crews visit 40,000 houses weekly, and can encounter various issues such as roadworks or even unexpected obstacles in the road.
This means they need the flexibility to be able to change the order of their rounds on a day-to-day basis.
By returning to roads which have failed to put their bins out, this flexibility is disrupted.
Councillor Mike Webb, portfolio holder for environmental services at Bromsgrove District Council, said: “Residents really need to start taking responsibility for their bin collections.
“If a bin isn’t put out on time, it not only means our collection crews cannot do their job, it also wastes the council’s valuable time and resources which could be put to better use elsewhere.”
Anyone experiencing problems with their bin collections, should call 01527 881288.