Direct Action - Council made to empty bins

#1
This is the way to do it! Direct action is the only way to get things done. The point about actions like this, is that as an individual you can be targeted or punished, but if a whole street turns out there is not much the police or council can do. Mass action is required. The council in my area are due to go on strike next week, on bin day. If my bin isn't emptied next week, then I am considering depositing the contents outside the Council offices. On my own, I'd be prosecuted as a fly tipper, but if a few hundred threatened it, the council would back down. Likewise, with this nonsense about being fined bins with the lid up an inch too high - if a whole village put the bins out too full, and refused to pay the fine, the system would fall to bits.

Wonder how long it is before ZaNu Liabour make it an offence to disobey a "public sector worker", punishable by a longer stretch in prison than for stabbing someone. As another afterthought, I bet the council will be spying on the residents to try and get them for something or other in revenge...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/256...angry-residents-over-uncollected-rubbish.html

Binmen blockaded by angry residents over uncollected rubbish

Binmen were blockaded in a cul-de-sac by angry residents after they refusing to clear a backlog of rubbish following a two-week strike.

Children and parents formed a human chain around the dustcart and one resident parked his car in its path to prevent it leaving until the waste had been removed.

Families in Longwood, Huddersfield, took matters into their own hands after a council strike last month meant they missed their fortnightly refuse collection.

Residents said that after the two-day industrial action bins were being emptied as normal but loose rubbish bags were being left to rot at the side of the road.

Despite contacting Kirklees council and being told that a "rapid response" vehicle was being sent to remove the bags the rubbish was still on the street two weeks later.

An unnamed resident said: "There were dirty nappies and all sorts in the bags that were being ripped open and strewn all over the road. It's disgusting.

"There are a lot of children who play on the street - it's really unhygienic."

The situation came to a head on Wednesday when the lorry crew arrived at Birks Road but said there was no room for the extra bags. The team also refused offers to assist in loading the excess refuse on to the truck.

Mark Copley, a father of one, then blocked the lorry with his car.

"We were offering to do the work ourselves but they were just being difficult," he said.

The binmen backed down and removed the bags but then tried to leave without emptying the bins.

Mr Copley led residents in forming of a human wall around the lorry.

Police were called out after receiving complaints that a public highway had been illegally blocked.

The wheelie bins were finally emptied at the end of an hour-long stand-off.

"I'm delighted it finished peacefully and with the situation resolved. People power worked," said Mr Copley.

Rebecca Jones, a mother of two, said: "I'm pleased they've taken the rubbish, but there was no reason for it to have come to this. This could have been resolved weeks ago if they had just been reasonable."

A council spokesman defended the binmen and said they had acted properly.

"The collection crews always do their best to collect everyone's waste," he said.

"Individual residents can sometimes become agitated and frustrated, and the aim of the crew is to deal with such situations calmly, listen to residents' concerns and then get the job of collecting everyone's refuse and emptying everyone's bins done.

"This incident was quickly resolved, in line with what we would expect of our collection crews. All the refuse was collected. We always respond to any calls we receive from householders."

Kirklees is one of around 225 local authorities - more than half the councils in Britain - to have shelved weekly bin collections in favour of fornightly collections.

A recent survey by Ipsos-Mori found that 73 per cent of people in weekly collection areas opposed moves to a fortnightly service, with just 14 per cent in favour.

Critics claim once-a-fortnight collections constitute a reduction in service and lead to more discarded rubbish littering the streets.
 

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#4
Back before we had a private contractor mine were regularly missed due to them being lazy gits so I threatened to call the press and deliver my rubbish in person to the town clercks office. Result bins emptied every week and checked. Now with a private company we can snitch on them for being lazy! I still have had to threaten to deliver my rubbish to the private contractoes local office to get things moving though!
 
#5
Thin edge of the wedge!!! more people will start to protest at the cr*p service they are paying for!
Whilst plod did not do much in this case wait for the heavy boot of the 'law' to come crashing down on anyone who dares to stand up for better services.
 
#7
The binmen who collect from my patch are fcuking useless, every monday morning is the same, bags have been dragged out and if they tear and spill they just Fcuk off and leave them :x :x They do as little as possible and finish at lunch, lazy council c*nts. Well done to the residents in this piece, fcuking well give it to them. Pr1cks :twisted:
 
#8
OLDBIGHEAD said:
The binmen who collect from my patch are fcuking useless, every monday morning is the same, bags have been dragged out and if they tear and spill they just Fcuk off and leave them :x :x They do as little as possible and finish at lunch, lazy council c*nts. Well done to the residents in this piece, fcuking well give it to them. Pr1cks :twisted:
Not a fan then? :D
 
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#9
ugly said:
Back before we had a private contractor mine were regularly missed due to them being lazy gits so I threatened to call the press and deliver my rubbish in person to the town clercks office. Result bins emptied every week and checked. Now with a private company we can snitch on them for being lazy! I still have had to threaten to deliver my rubbish to the private contractoes local office to get things moving though!
Ours have an annoying habit of refusing to empty bins that they consider 'too full' and any additional bin bags left at the side of your bin get left there as 'rules is rules mate and it's more than my jobs worth'. Similarly, on 're-cycling day' they will leave any tins, papers or bottles which they drop when in the process of emptying your bin into the bac of their truck. Bin men are becoming more full of their own 'self-importance' because of all of this nonsense surrounding refuse issues. The simply ignore the fact that athey are bin-men (refuse technicians) because they are too f*cking thick for anything else.
 
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#11
ABrighter2006 said:
Don't tell us Biscuits - it's worst in Newcastle!

Bonne chance à la révolution. Une mort douloureuse lente à ceux qui mènent ce chaos.
They don't have bin men in certain parts of Newcastle. They just live in their own sh*t.
 
#12
Biscuits_AB said:
Ours have an annoying habit of refusing to empty bins that they consider 'too full' and any additional bin bags left at the side of your bin get left there as 'rules is rules mate and it's more than my jobs worth'. Similarly, on 're-cycling day' they will leave any tins, papers or bottles which they drop when in the process of emptying your bin into the bac of their truck. Bin men are becoming more full of their own 'self-importance' because of all of this nonsense surrounding refuse issues. The simply ignore the fact that athey are bin-men (refuse technicians) because they are too f*cking thick for anything else.
I love it when people quote the "rules is rules" thing. I then ask for their details and "whom I should contact to see a copy of these so called rules?" and that "I will raise this with my District Councillor who I happen to be on very good terms with" (It helps if you know his/her name). I also say that I am recording their refusal to take the item/s on this occasion (and any previous occasions).

If they want to get all officious you just have to stick it to them with the same attitude. Once they understand you are aware of how the system works they suddenly get nice as pie.
Fortunately our current lot of bin men will take just about anything and don't get all shirty because the bin isn't precisely in the right place or the lid is up a bit.

Incidentally our local district councillor just happens to be Leader of the Council, so even the bin men have heard of him.
 
#13
Daft it comes to this.

I would use horse drawn bin wagons, and use those criminals who don´t require locking up for protection of the public to collect the rubbish daily.

Those in prison could then sort it for recycling.

Fcuking SIMPLE really.

And people who are on the dole.
 
#15
I wouldnt have a problem with the fortnightly collections if the recycling was up to scratch. They refuse to take plastic, cardboard, veg peelings or garden rubbish (the latter you have to pay an extra £27 a year for a green bin!). When I phoned to complain they just said the recycling lorries were not equipped to take everything and it would be too expensive to replace them. Ive already had a nice bright red sticker on my black bin warning me that they wont take it next time unless the lid is completely down. Its madness!
 
#17
Choco Frog - Thats been an idea of mine for a while.

The current bin men would become managers in their own field. They would run a crew of 4 each out in a van. Picking up gash and cleaning the streets EARNING their benefits.

All this crap to be dumped on sites were prisoners can sort through it and get everything recycled.

However its never going to happen!
 
#18
I heard somewhere that councils are under a statutory duty to remove household refuse, albeit that a frequency of service isn't actually stated. Don't know if anyone can find a link to whatever legislation applies, might be interesting to see what the law of the land says about these things.

We have a number of policemen here on the forum, it would be interesting to hear how the police would possibly respond to a dirty protest by householders.
 
#19
pyrogenica said:
I heard somewhere that councils are under a statutory duty to remove household refuse, albeit that a frequency of service isn't actually stated. Don't know if anyone can find a link to whatever legislation applies, might be interesting to see what the law of the land says about these things.

We have a number of policemen here on the forum, it would be interesting to hear how the police would possibly respond to a dirty protest by householders.
I think most would try and make sure they were on a rest day at the time so they could join in.... Hush!

Not me though! :wink:
 
#20
POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

These people had a backbone, about time more men&women grew one.
 

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