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Title: Green Bins
Post by: Lily on March 27, 2020, 10:56:51 PM
The council have announced that they are suspending the green bin collections until further notice.
Food bags are to be put into the black bins.
Blue bins will now be emptied every four weeks (as mentioned on a Marple Facebook page).
https://www.stockport.gov.uk/topic/bins-and-recycling
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: andrewbowden on March 27, 2020, 11:08:36 PM
Earlier this week there was a message about not going your green bin with garden waste, so this was perhaps inevitable all things considered.

We all need to try to consume less.  And think about the people still working and how we can reduce risks.  Don't buy things online from big companies for example.   If you can, perhaps store your recycling for a bit b until things get back to normal.  And home compost your garden waste if you can.

We all need to be considerate to the people who are still working
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: admin on March 28, 2020, 07:08:33 AM
That's a shame, I understand why but it was one of the things Mrs Admin was enjoying about the confinement - she's been doing our garden instead of the park but our two green bins are now full. Have to see if we can figure out a plan B.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Dave on March 28, 2020, 07:39:42 AM
Hmm. First we’ve heard of this - pity there has been no warning. We’ve got a completely full green bin, full of garden waste and with a few  green bags of food waste which will soon be a public health hazard 🙄.  What are we supposed to do with it, I wonder?
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: admin on March 28, 2020, 07:42:58 AM
Hmm. First we’ve heard of this - pity there has been no warning. We’ve got a completely full green bin, full of garden waste and with a few  green bags of food waste which will soon be a public health hazard 🙄.  What are we supposed to do with it, I wonder?

The full instructions (see here: https://www.stockport.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling-coronavirus (https://www.stockport.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling-coronavirus)) tell you to put the food waste in the black bin now. For us that would have been easy with a week's notice but they are now buried by green garden waste. I'm not sure that emptying the bin to get at them is a good idea!
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: andrewbowden on March 28, 2020, 08:21:48 AM
I am thankful we haven't had the time to do any gardening in the last week since the bins were last emptied!  I wouldn't relish emptying it out to retrieve food waste bags either.  By the way, if you do need a bit of extra bin space in your green bin, I recommend climbing into it and jumping up and down to compact it down.  I have been known to double what goes on ours by doing that  :D

But of course, when it's full, it's full, and who knows when it will be emptied again.  These are strange times and priority calls are having to - understandably - be made to keep the show on the road
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Dave on March 28, 2020, 08:38:26 AM
For us that would have been easy with a week's notice but they are now buried by green garden waste. I'm not sure that emptying the bin to get at them is a good idea!

Agreed but I can’t think of any other solution.   This feels completely unplanned - If we’d had a week’s notice it would have been easy to deal with, and it’s unfortunate that we have been left to work out our own solutions.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: BacardiMan on March 28, 2020, 08:39:30 AM
Get ready for the smoke rising from people's gardens as they burn their garden rubbish...
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: amazon on March 28, 2020, 11:16:51 AM
Hmm. First we’ve heard of this - pity there has been no warning. We’ve got a completely full green bin, full of garden waste and with a few  green bags of food waste which will soon be a public health hazard 🙄.  What are we supposed to do with it, I wonder?
Buy a composter or a shreder .
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: amazon on March 28, 2020, 12:00:20 PM
Hmm. First we’ve heard of this - pity there has been no warning. We’ve got a completely full green bin, full of garden waste and with a few  green bags of food waste which will soon be a public health hazard 🙄.  What are we supposed to do with it, I wonder?
Whats more important the virus or your food waste .
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Steve Gribbon on March 28, 2020, 12:22:56 PM
Good morning.

With reference to the recent changes to bin collections, I and other Councillors have contacted the Council to ask for one extra green collection to take place so what has been deposited can be collected.
Several residents have been in touch with their concerns and these have been passed forward with your local Councillors support.

I will update with any responses as soon as they arrive.

Kind regards

Steve
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Dave on March 28, 2020, 12:32:49 PM
Thanks Steve - greatly appreciated  :)
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Razzle24 on March 29, 2020, 08:00:01 PM
Steve did you get any update to this? As collection is tomorrow and lots of green bins are now full as a result of the good weather and having to stay in.

Also Stockport MBC have increased the council tax in excess of inflation & is this something that they should be doing when lots of people are taking 20% + paycuts? Will this be reviewed as a result of Coronavirus?
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: admin on March 30, 2020, 06:54:59 AM
Good morning.

With reference to the recent changes to bin collections, I and other Councillors have contacted the Council to ask for one extra green collection to take place so what has been deposited can be collected.
Several residents have been in touch with their concerns and these have been passed forward with your local Councillors support.

I will update with any responses as soon as they arrive.

Kind regards

Steve

Looks like a good proportion of Marple has put out their green bins in the hope that you are successful in organising one final collection @Steve Gribbon !
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: andrewbowden on March 30, 2020, 08:02:55 AM
Looks like a good proportion of Marple has put out their green bins in the hope that you are successful in organising one final collection @Steve Gribbon !

There's definitely more than a few out there, but equally I went out last night for a bike ride and was actually surprised how few bins there were.  Given the (understable) less than ideal messaging, it has got through to a lot of people.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: BacardiMan on March 30, 2020, 08:36:46 AM
just asked my black bin collector, the green ones are not being collected.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Dave on March 30, 2020, 04:00:47 PM
Looks like our green bins are going to remain unemptied, despite Cllr Gribbon’s best efforts.!

A suggestion: as we have all been somewhat let down by the lack of notice, could the council make amends by providing a one-off green bin collection next week, instead of the blue bin collection which will be due. As paper and cardboard don’t rot or smell like food and garden waste, missing the odd blue bin collection would not be a great problem.

Just an idea......
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: BacardiMan on March 30, 2020, 04:43:03 PM
https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/big-changes-bin-collections-stockport-18006682 -
clearly no thinking whatsoever..  unlike Dave, whose idea is spot on.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Steve Gribbon on March 30, 2020, 05:15:24 PM
Good afternoon site colleagues. I’m back and trying again.

I have just posted this on some social media sites. I appreciate it’s not perfect but I’m optimistic as ever something could be done..........

Good afternoon.

Recently your local Councillors have been trying to get an extra green bin collection to empty what has been deposited. Due to refuse workers self isolating their numbers are low at present (I’m sure we all have seen how hard they have been working to help with this situation).
We have last week requested that the green bin now be used instead of the black bin as more can be put inside and collected including what is already in there. We have received an email today advising this is now under consideration.

i appreciate it doesn’t solve the issue immediately (my own green bin is well over half full) but we doing what we can to help our residents and we will continue to do so during this difficult time. We will of course update whenever we can.

Thanks in anticipation for your patience.

Steve

Cllr Steve Gribbon on behalf of your local Councillors.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: admin on March 30, 2020, 05:30:45 PM
We have last week requested that the green bin now be used instead of the black bin as more can be put inside and collected including what is already in there. We have received an email today advising this is now under consideration.

Thanks for continuing to try @Steve Gribbon

For us, with two full green bins already, at least one of them would need to be emptied before we could use it instead of the black. So our next collection would need to be green and black, as we'll have to carry on using the black bin in the meantime. I think @Dave's idea of swapping a green bin emptying for a blue one is a very good one. He's right, we can hang onto cardboard for as long as necessary to be honest - although perhaps some would have space problems.

Personally I don't want to make a huge deal of this, it's a pretty small thing in relation to everything else that's going on, but if you can get something sorted it would be great!

Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Dave on March 30, 2020, 05:44:34 PM
Thanks for all your efforts Steve - much appreciated. And there seem to have been plenty of people who put their bins out today not knowing that they would not be emptied. Walking the dog down Longhurst Lane this afternoon I lost count of the number of full green bins standing on the pavements!

As admin so rightly says:
it's a pretty small thing in relation to everything else that's going on, but if you can get something sorted it would be great!
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: amazon on March 30, 2020, 08:30:19 PM
Looks like our green bins are going to remain unemptied, despite Cllr Gribbon’s best efforts.!

A suggestion: as we have all been somewhat let down by the lack of notice, could the council make amends by providing a one-off green bin collection next week, instead of the blue bin collection which will be due. As paper and cardboard don’t rot or smell like food and garden waste, missing the odd blue bin collection would not be a great problem.

Just an idea......
Can you drive a bin wagon they are short of staff theres a virus about it was explained to you on the email that was sent out ,
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: amazon on March 30, 2020, 08:35:25 PM
There's definitely more than a few out there, but equally I went out last night for a bike ride and was actually surprised how few bins there were.  Given the (understable) less than ideal messaging, it has got through to a lot of people.
Why were you out Bike riding you are suposed to stay in i no people that have been in three weeks .and you go out bike riding were did you go Peak district .the mind boggles you could be a spreader .i may report this
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: andrewbowden on March 30, 2020, 09:18:02 PM
Why were you out Bike riding you are suposed to stay in i no people that have been in three weeks .and you go out bike riding were did you go Peak district .the mind boggles you could be a spreader .i may report this

I hope you are joking.

But if not, we are all allowed out to get some exercise.  Presumably because the health benefits of exercise are very well known.

Since 20 March I have been out on my bike (mostly at night when it's quiet, but sometimes early morning) nine times riding round the local area trying to keep myself fit and healthy because if I do get this virus, being fit and healthy will help.  Exercise also helps my asthma.  I haven't been to the Peak District. Although I did ride to New Mills and back.

In all seriousness, I would encourage people to go out and get some exercise whilst abiding by all official edicts. It will do you good.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: admin on March 30, 2020, 09:18:37 PM
Why were you out Bike riding you are suposed to stay in i no people that have been in three weeks .and you go out bike riding were did you go Peak district .the mind boggles you could be a spreader .i may report this
Calm down @amazon , we have been told by the PM that we can go out for exercise once a day and the acceptable forms of exercise are walking, running and cycling. That's all @andrewbowden will have been doing - cycling on streets local to where he lives. Currently that is permitted.

Can you drive a bin wagon they are short of staff theres a virus about it was explained to you on the email that was sent out ,
And here, @Dave is not ranting and raving, he's just making a suggestion that could make things a little better without increasing the demand on the bin collectors.

Things seem to be getting to you a little, which is not surprising, just try and chill out a bit!
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: wheels on March 30, 2020, 11:17:37 PM
Oh this is getting as vicious a debate as when Asda wanted to build on the college site. Said in humour just in case anyone take me too seriously. 
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: andrewbowden on March 31, 2020, 08:54:22 AM
Closer to the original topic, one of the consequences of cutting collections is that we're likely to start having a cardboard shortage.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/31/uk-faces-cardboard-shortage-due-to-coronavirus-crisis

Obviously - for now - Stockport are still collecting paper and cardboard, just on a reduced schedule.  But make sure you keep recycling because we're going to need that cardboard!
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Steve Gribbon on March 31, 2020, 05:25:47 PM
Good afternoon

Please see below for an update I posted following a reply from Council officers regarding green bin collections. I’m sorry I can’t be the bringer of good news at this time.

Steve

Good afternoon

Furather to my post yesterday regarding green bin collections, I have been informed that the Council are unable to carry out the request to collect green bins at present. Should this situation change we will of course update people as quickly as possible.

Thank you again for your patience during this period.

Kind regards

Steve

on behalf of your local Councillors.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: red666bear on April 01, 2020, 05:33:12 PM
Not rocket science is it
Week 1 green bin
Week 2 black bin
Week 3 blue  bin
Week 4 brown bin

Your hard working posties are still delivering, impossible for bin men to be 2 metres apart in their lorries.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: andrewbowden on April 01, 2020, 06:00:10 PM
Not rocket science is it
Week 1 green bin
Week 2 black bin
Week 3 blue  bin
Week 4 brown bin

Your hard working posties are still delivering, impossible for bin men to be 2 metres apart in their lorries.

Except black bins are the smallest of the bins so many people will struggle with only having a monthly collection.

And let's be blunt here - a full green bin is a bin full of garden waste. garden waste is the output of a leisure activity.  You can't say the same about the contents of any other bin. If you have to priortise, I would have thought garden waste is the obvious answer.  People need to accept that this is not normal time and be considerate to the bin teams who are still working AND WORK TO REDUCE WASTE.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: marpleexile on April 01, 2020, 06:08:39 PM
And let's be blunt here - a full green bin is a bin full of garden waste. garden waste is the output of a leisure activity.

I'm not necessiarily disagreeing, but given that an awful lot of us are now on enforced lesiure time (furlough) .......
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: andrewbowden on April 01, 2020, 06:41:04 PM
I'm not necessiarily disagreeing, but given that an awful lot of us are now on enforced lesiure time (furlough) .......

I know and people will want to do things to keep themselves sane.  I do get that.  But we have to accept that life isn't normal and we will have to accept a lot of change for a while.

(I do have the opposite problem in that I am still working from home but also have two young children suddenly at home!)
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: amazon on April 01, 2020, 07:49:54 PM
Except black bins are the smallest of the bins so many people will struggle with only having a monthly collection.

And let's be blunt here - a full green bin is a bin full of garden waste. garden waste is the output of a leisure activity.  You can't say the same about the contents of any other bin. If you have to priortise, I would have thought garden waste is the obvious answer.  People need to accept that this is not normal time and be considerate to the bin teams who are still working AND WORK TO REDUCE WASTE.
Garden waste that could go on a compost heap or a compost bin .not rocket science that
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: amazon on April 01, 2020, 07:52:01 PM
Not rocket science is it
Week 1 green bin
Week 2 black bin
Week 3 blue  bin
Week 4 brown bin

Your hard working posties are still delivering, impossible for bin men to be 2 metres apart in their lorries.
Nice to no your still around  .keep safe
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: BacardiMan on April 02, 2020, 09:15:21 AM
Garden waste that could go on a compost heap or a compost bin .not rocket science that
And what do we do with the green bin that is currently full of a combination of food waste and garden cuttings ?
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: marpleexile on April 02, 2020, 10:39:10 AM
And what do we do with the green bin that is currently full of a combination of food waste and garden cuttings ?

That's where SMBC dropped the ball (surprise surprise). Giving people, what, 24/48hrs notice that the collections would be cancelled, meant that most bins would already have been filled before anyone knew that they wouldn't be emptied.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: andrewbowden on April 02, 2020, 10:53:03 AM
That's where SMBC dropped the ball (surprise surprise). Giving people, what, 24/48hrs notice that the collections would be cancelled, meant that most bins would already have been filled before anyone knew that they wouldn't be emptied.

I read yesterday that a fifth - one in five - police officers are currently off work ill or isolating.

That's just the police.  How many bin staff are out of action right now?  Especially the drivers without which there can't be a bin collection.

It's quite probable the council had to move extremely quickly here, and that they have done it in a way that is sub-optimal because they had no choice.

I know I keep banging on about it but I will keep banging on about it.  This is not a normal time.  Remember that lots of people are doing their best right now in incredibly difficult circumstances.  It's easy to moan about things.  But I think we should be giving our heartfelt thanks to those people working now to keep things running as best as possible, even if things aren't perfect.


And if anyone is concerned about the fact that they have food waste in their bin, I can only suggest alternative to leaving it there.  Empty the bin, put the food waste in your black bin, and put the garden waste back in your green bin until it can be collected again.

if you can't do that - and not everyone will be able to - well it's not that hot outside right now.  Your food waste will survive for a few weeks in the middle of your bin without causing major problems.  Especially if its buried under garden waste.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Howard on April 02, 2020, 11:21:29 AM
Andrew, will you PLEASE stop being so reasonable. Don't you realise this is the point where you need to jump up and down and criticise people who are operating in incredibly difficult circumstances whilst trying to adapt a highly stretched organisation to a once-in-a-lifetime event? You should be joining in with the rest of the keyboard warriors, who are sitting safely in their houses.

Get with the programme, please.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: wheels on April 02, 2020, 11:28:37 AM
Our moaner in chief seems to have gone very quite at the moment. Must be keeping his powder dry for endless Council attacks later.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: amazon on April 02, 2020, 11:59:37 AM
I read yesterday that a fifth - one in five - police officers are currently off work ill or isolating.

That's just the police.  How many bin staff are out of action right now?  Especially the drivers without which there can't be a bin collection.

It's quite probable the council had to move extremely quickly here, and that they have done it in a way that is sub-optimal because they had no choice.

I know I keep banging on about it but I will keep banging on about it.  This is not a normal time.  Remember that lots of people are doing their best right now in incredibly difficult circumstances.  It's easy to moan about things.  But I think we should be giving our heartfelt thanks to those people working now to keep things running as best as possible, even if things aren't perfect.

And if anyone is concerned about the fact that they have food waste in their bin, I can only suggest alternative to leaving it there.  Empty the bin, put the food waste in your black bin, and put the garden waste back in your green bin until it can be collected again.

if you can't do that - and not everyone will be able to - well it's not that hot outside right now.  Your food waste will survive for a few weeks in the middle of your bin without causing major problems.  Especially if its buried under garden waste.
Andrew whats wrong with composting garden waist .My Brother has a large councill garden at woodley he dosent use a green bin he composts it in a pile then when roted down it goes back on the garden .
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: andrewbowden on April 02, 2020, 12:30:42 PM
Andrew, will you PLEASE stop being so reasonable. Don't you realise this is the point where you need to jump up and down and criticise people who are operating in incredibly difficult circumstances whilst trying to adapt a highly stretched organisation to a once-in-a-lifetime event? You should be joining in with the rest of the keyboard warriors, who are sitting safely in their houses.

Get with the programme, please.

I am duly chastised.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Dave on April 02, 2020, 12:55:39 PM
Andrew’s sheer reasonableness is admirable, but I think marple exile doesn’t have a point. OK, so the refuse and recycling service found itself suddenly short-staffed, so it could not provide any notice of the withdrawal of green bin collections. But there were still other creative solutions which could have been adopted. For example, why not announce that before green bin collections cease, there will be a final collection which will replace a blue bin collection. Paper and cardboard do not rot or smell so it would be no problem if it had to wait longer than usual to be collected.

That said, this is not a big issue compared with other problems that so many people are facing in these extraordinary times. 
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: jimblob on April 02, 2020, 01:37:50 PM
I read yesterday that a fifth - one in five - police officers are currently off work ill or isolating.
one in five seems an inordinately high perentage compared to the rest of the population.

as to the council's info on bin collections, they might bother to update their website.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: wheels on April 02, 2020, 01:52:02 PM
Oh what did I say about our moaner in chief
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: jimblob on April 02, 2020, 02:21:47 PM
Oh what did I say about our moaner in chief
My first post on this thread wheels. Nice to know I'm in your thoughts though.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: ringi on April 02, 2020, 07:27:56 PM
one in five seems an inordinately high perentage compared to the rest of the population.

That is not unexpected given how much context they have with a wide rang of people.    After all the post bar/pub "clients" were more likely to have been infected themselves.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: marpleexile on April 02, 2020, 08:13:18 PM
That is not unexpected given how much context they have with a wide rang of people.    After all the post bar/pub "clients" were more likely to have been infected themselves.

Also, self-isolation/quarantine is ramping up those numbers. It's not that 1 in 5 police are ill, it's that 1 in 5 are not in work for virus related reasons.

This is also why the lack of testing has been a problem - there are scores of NHS staff off work as a precaution because they "might" have it (because someone they've been in contact with does have it, or because they have one or two mild symptoms that might be CV19, but also might be just a normal cold, etc, etc) - but hopefully that should ease over the next week or two if the promised testing ramps up quick enough.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Dave on April 02, 2020, 08:21:35 PM
Am I alone in my wish never to hear the phrase ‘ramping up’ again? Especially when the promised ‘ramping’ fails to occur 🙄
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: amazon on April 02, 2020, 09:30:01 PM
Am I alone in my wish never to hear the phrase ‘ramping up’ again? Especially when the promised ‘ramping’ fails to occur 🙄
From Green bins to ramping up
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: BacardiMan on April 04, 2020, 10:00:24 AM
no green bin collection until June..  I may paint my green bin black  8)
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: jimblob on April 06, 2020, 11:53:40 AM
no green bin collection until June..  I may paint my green bin black  8)
I see a green bin and I want to paint it black"... I bet Keith Richards and Mick Jagger could never have imagined they're 1966 classic re-invented.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Cyberman on April 06, 2020, 01:46:44 PM
I see a green bin and I want to paint it black"... I bet Keith Richards and Mick Jagger could never have imagined they're 1966 classic re-invented.
A re-release with "Ventilator Blues" as the B-side?
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: tigerman on April 06, 2020, 05:51:51 PM
 Does anyone know if this final green bill collection applies to Stockport? This from the MEN>

Green bins containing garden and food waste will be collected from Manchester residents one last time before the service is stopped for the foreseeable future.

Due to staffing shortages caused by the pandemic, the city council announced last week that household waste and other recycling would be prioritised over green bins.

But a one-off collection has now been scheduled between Monday April 6 and Friday April 10 to make sure any stored-up organic waste is taken away.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: andrewbowden on April 06, 2020, 06:22:24 PM
Does anyone know if this final green bill collection applies to Stockport? This from the MEN>

Green bins containing garden and food waste will be collected from Manchester residents one last time before the service is stopped for the foreseeable future.

Due to staffing shortages caused by the pandemic, the city council announced last week that household waste and other recycling would be prioritised over green bins.

But a one-off collection has now been scheduled between Monday April 6 and Friday April 10 to make sure any stored-up organic waste is taken away.

That's Manchester City Council, so it doesn't apply.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Dave on April 06, 2020, 06:59:01 PM
So Manchester is doing what Stockport ought to have done - give residents (and council tax payers) a week’s notice. It probably wasn’t difficult 🙄
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: andrewbowden on April 06, 2020, 09:41:37 PM
So Manchester is doing what Stockport ought to have done - give residents (and council tax payers) a week’s notice. It probably wasn’t difficult 🙄

Who knows about the circumstances?  Maybe Manchester has more drivers?  Fewer off sick?  Maybe they sacrificed something else in order to do it?  Or maybe doing it will end up causing them other problems? 

Who knows unless you are the people who knows the details and the facts on both sides.

Everything else is just speculation.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Deniseredmini on April 07, 2020, 03:50:08 PM
Anyone know why the blue bins weren't emptied on Monday in Marple Bridge?
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: amazon on April 07, 2020, 03:53:35 PM
Anyone know why the blue bins weren't emptied on Monday in Marple Bridge?
The 20th with the brown one .
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Digster on April 07, 2020, 03:56:34 PM
Anyone know why the blue bins weren't emptied on Monday in Marple Bridge?


They were not due under the new timetable

Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Condate on April 07, 2020, 03:58:25 PM
Anyone know why the blue bins weren't emptied on Monday in Marple Bridge?

As Amazon says, they are emptied with the brown bins

https://www.stockport.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling-coronavirus
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: admin on April 07, 2020, 10:13:51 PM
I think for Bury Brown bin read Stockport Green (just saying):

http://www.mynewsdesk.com/uk/bury-council/pressreleases/important-news-about-bin-collections-2989275 (http://www.mynewsdesk.com/uk/bury-council/pressreleases/important-news-about-bin-collections-2989275)
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Deniseredmini on April 08, 2020, 11:33:27 AM
Aaah I had got 6th April in my head as being the day they were going to do the blue bins under the new timetable.  I see we have to go to 18th April now.  Its full already  :(
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: amazon on April 08, 2020, 03:30:07 PM
Aaah I had got 6th April in my head as being the day they were going to do the blue bins under the new timetable.  I see we have to go to 18th April now.  Its full already  :(
Were does it say 18 aprill
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Deniseredmini on April 08, 2020, 04:56:22 PM
On our usual collection list.  Its the day of our next brown bin collection.  I followed the link on Condate's post yesterday.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: admin on April 08, 2020, 05:43:27 PM
One-off Green Bin Collection?

Although it doesn't yet say so on the council web site, the Labour 4 Marple group must have some inside info and are claiming the following:

A one off collection of the green bins will be made to make sure that they are all empty of food. This will ensure we collect all waste food that has been put in the bins before the rounds were stopped.

Residents are advised to continue to put food waste in their black bin until further notice.

The collection will be over the next three weeks.

If your collection day is a Monday then please put your green bin out on Monday 13th April.
If your collection day is a Tuesday then please put your green bin out on Tuesday 14th April.
If your collection day is a Wednesday then put your green bin out on Wednesday 22nd April.
If your collection day is a Thursday then put your green bin out on Thursday 23rd April.
If your collection day is a Friday then put your green bin out on Friday 1st May.

PS: you should be able to use this link to determine your next bin collections based on your postcode:

https://www.stockport.gov.uk/find-your-collection-day (https://www.stockport.gov.uk/find-your-collection-day)

PPS: don't blame me if this is wrong :)
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: admin on April 08, 2020, 06:07:41 PM
And now it's there on the Council site:

https://www.stockport.gov.uk/news/green-bin-collections (https://www.stockport.gov.uk/news/green-bin-collections)

Please ensure your neighbours who don't use the Internet / Social Media know too!

Green Bin Collections

Following discussions with our partners, Totally Local Company, we're pleased to announce that our Green Bin collection will operate an ad-hoc service over the next three weeks.

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, our Green Bin collection was suspended on March 30.

The council has continued to review its service capability on a daily basis in the expectation it can undertake an additional ad-hoc Green Bin collection for our residents.

It currently has the capability to do this and it can announce that it will collect residents' Green Bins from Monday, April 13.

Cllr Sheila Bailey, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport, said:

“We are able to do this because of the amazing commitment of our workforce, delivering a key service during the Covid-19 pandemic and I would like to thank them all.
We have trained some extra HGV drivers to boost our numbers and a small number of others have returned to work after a period of self-isolation.
Whilst we are far from full capacity, we believe we can manage a one-off collection.
However, it is important that we keep our workforce as safe as possible during this terrible period. We have put in place a number of safety measures aimed at doing this; increasing social distancing, providing protective equipment and cleaning our vehicles daily.
We also need to limit the opportunities for spreading the virus as well as being able to continue collection of the Black, Brown and Blue bins so we will not be reinstating the Green Bin collection permanently for the foreseeable future.”

The council will provide one collection of the Green Bin to make sure that they are all empty of food. This will ensure that all waste food that has been put in the bins before the rounds were stopped has been collected.

If your collection day is a:

• Monday then please put your green bin out on Monday 13th April
• Tuesday then please put your green bin out on Tuesday 14th April
• Wednesday then put your green bin out on Wednesday 22nd April
• Thursday then put your green bin out on Thursday 23rd April
• Friday then put your green bin out on Friday 1st May

Residents are advised to continue to put food waste in their Black Bin until further notice as we will not be emptying the Green Bins again until the lockdown is over.

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Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: corium on April 08, 2020, 06:43:13 PM
Whilst the collection on Monday is welcome it leaves unanswered question e.g. is this collection in addition to the scheduled black bin collection on Monday 13th. If not there is now going to be food rotting in the black bins for some time. On the revised schedule there is a green bin collection showing on June 1st so what is replacing this?

Appreciate everyone's efforts but it is a bit unclear still. (n.b I'm Mellor/ Marple Bridge so Marple's days will probably be different but the principle is the same)
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: andrewbowden on April 08, 2020, 06:51:37 PM
Seems pretty clear to me that it is in addition to the black bin collection not instead of.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: corium on April 08, 2020, 06:54:39 PM
Better to check now than have problems later. Nowhere I have seen uses the word "additional" or similar  in relating to the green bins.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Dave on April 08, 2020, 07:03:23 PM
This is good news and we owe a big thank you to our councillors who have been working behind the scenes to get this done. Good stuff 😊
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: amazon on April 08, 2020, 08:24:28 PM
Whilst the collection on Monday is welcome it leaves unanswered question e.g. is this collection in addition to the scheduled black bin collection on Monday 13th. If not there is now going to be food rotting in the black bins for some time. On the revised schedule there is a green bin collection showing on June 1st so what is replacing this?

Appreciate everyone's efforts but it is a bit unclear still. (n.b I'm Mellor/ Marple Bridge so Marple's days will probably be different but the principle is the same)

Black bins Monday 13th and one off collection green bin same day.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: admin on April 09, 2020, 05:53:50 AM
On the revised schedule there is a green bin collection showing on June 1st ........

With regard to the council's web site showing the next green collection on 1st June, I wouldn't treat this as an actual promised date. I think the system they have forces them to put a next date in, they can't take the green bin off completely without re-writing the software. So they are showing a date that is pushed back out of the immediate time window that may or may not happen. It is quite likely that the date will move back further when we get closer to it. Apart from the "additional" collection on Monday 13th (for us but different for others) the key message is.....
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Melancholyflower on April 09, 2020, 08:35:53 PM
Thanks all who made the efforts to get the collection on.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Deniseredmini on April 13, 2020, 07:06:31 PM
Can any councillors on here throw any light on why our green bins haven't been emptied?  On the artists estate (Constable Drive etc).  Will they be done tomorrow?  I double checked the council website and they are definitely down for today.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: andrewbowden on April 13, 2020, 07:46:04 PM
Can any councillors on here throw any light on why our green bins haven't been emptied?  On the artists estate (Constable Drive etc).  Will they be done tomorrow?  I double checked the council website and they are definitely down for today.

Thanks.

It says on the website

"If your green bin is not collected, please leave it out as it'll still be collected within the next few days."
https://www.stockport.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling-coronavirus

So don't worry.  They are probably on their way.  Just leave your bin out and hopefully it will be sorted.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: mikes on April 13, 2020, 08:09:28 PM
Hibbert Lane was done today.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Barbara on April 14, 2020, 08:04:16 AM
I think we owe the council a vote of thanks for organising this last collection so that we have a clear start.   :)
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Dave on April 14, 2020, 08:22:29 AM
Green bins being emptied in Mellor right now 😊
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: amazon on April 14, 2020, 11:21:53 AM
Green bins being emptied in Mellor right now 😊
And lower fold .
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Deniseredmini on April 14, 2020, 06:49:53 PM
Green bin emptied.  Thank you to the councillors who sorted out this last bin collection.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: jimblob on April 15, 2020, 09:50:41 AM
Please can the green bin thread be closed now.
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Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: admin on April 15, 2020, 10:17:44 AM
Please can the green bin thread be closed now.
 ::) ::) ::) ::)
The trick is not to post in it any more :)
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: mikes on May 05, 2020, 09:34:17 PM
Manchester is collecting green bin waste every two weeks from next week, why isn’t Stockport?
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: andrewbowden on May 05, 2020, 10:25:02 PM
Manchester is collecting green bin waste every two weeks from next week, why isn’t Stockport?

Perhaps because they have different circumstances that allows them to do different things?
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Dave on May 05, 2020, 11:35:26 PM
Perhaps because they have different circumstances that allows them to do different things?

Such as having residents who will put up with a second rate service even though we pay the highest council taxes in Greater Manchester?
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: andrewbowden on May 06, 2020, 07:00:41 AM
Such as having residents who will put up with a second rate service even though we pay the highest council taxes in Greater Manchester?

Okay, maybe I need to spell it out more bluntly.

Maybe Stockport has more staff off work than Manchester.

Maybe Manchester residents produce less garden waste per household so it's easier to restart.

Maybe they have more trained HGV drivers that they have been able to redeploy onto bin lorries.

Maybe they have cut some other services that others would consider critical in order to do the bins.

Maybe Stockport have taken the decision to keep collections suspended in order to help protect their staff who cannot easily self isolate due to the size of a bin lorry, whilst Manchester have gone "sod it, people need to be able to garden is far more important than the safety of all our staff."

Maybe - just maybe - Stockport are about to restart green bin collections and haven't announced it.

And let's also be extremely blunt here.  Until very recently when Oldham took the top spot, Stockport had the worst - THE WORST - rates of Covid-19 in Greater Manchester.  The North West has more cases than London.  We are in the middle of a major pandemic.  We have the worst death rate in Europe

My green bin is full because I had to trim the hedge at weekend.  And you know what, I do not care one bit that it is full because frankly it does not matter one bit.


By the way, Tameside never suspended theirs.  If you are going to moan and try and make comparisons without information, pick a good one.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: wheels on May 06, 2020, 08:53:10 AM
Okay, maybe I need to spell it out more bluntly.

Maybe Stockport has more staff off work than Manchester.

Maybe Manchester residents produce less garden waste per household so it's easier to restart.

Maybe they have more trained HGV drivers that they have been able to redeploy onto bin lorries.

Maybe they have cut some other services that others would consider critical in order to do the bins.

Maybe Stockport have taken the decision to keep collections suspended in order to help protect their staff who cannot easily self isolate due to the size of a bin lorry, whilst Manchester have gone "sod it, people need to be able to garden is far more important than the safety of all our staff."

Maybe - just maybe - Stockport are about to restart green bin collections and haven't announced it.

And let's also be extremely blunt here.  Until very recently when Oldham took the top spot, Stockport had the worst - THE WORST - rates of Covid-19 in Greater Manchester.  The North West has more cases than London.  We are in the middle of a major pandemic.  We have the worst death rate in Europe

My green bin is full because I had to trim the hedge at weekend.  And you know what, I do not care one bit that it is full because frankly it does not matter one bit.


By the way, Tameside never suspended theirs.  If you are going to moan and try and make comparisons without information, pick a good one.

That seems to put things fairly well in persective.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Howard on May 06, 2020, 02:51:09 PM
Okay, maybe I need to spell it out more bluntly.

Maybe Stockport has more staff off work than Manchester.

Maybe Manchester residents produce less garden waste per household so it's easier to restart.

Maybe they have more trained HGV drivers that they have been able to redeploy onto bin lorries.

Maybe they have cut some other services that others would consider critical in order to do the bins.

Maybe Stockport have taken the decision to keep collections suspended in order to help protect their staff who cannot easily self isolate due to the size of a bin lorry, whilst Manchester have gone "sod it, people need to be able to garden is far more important than the safety of all our staff."

Maybe - just maybe - Stockport are about to restart green bin collections and haven't announced it.

And let's also be extremely blunt here.  Until very recently when Oldham took the top spot, Stockport had the worst - THE WORST - rates of Covid-19 in Greater Manchester.  The North West has more cases than London.  We are in the middle of a major pandemic.  We have the worst death rate in Europe

My green bin is full because I had to trim the hedge at weekend.  And you know what, I do not care one bit that it is full because frankly it does not matter one bit.


By the way, Tameside never suspended theirs.  If you are going to moan and try and make comparisons without information, pick a good one.

Bloody hell...Andrew is being reasonable again. I thought we'd talked about that...
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: andrewbowden on May 06, 2020, 04:38:10 PM
Bloody hell...Andrew is being reasonable again. I thought we'd talked about that...

I'd say it won't happen again, but clearly I just can't stop myself!
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Dave on May 07, 2020, 05:14:40 PM
According to the Evening News green bin collections will resume on Monday.  See https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/green-bin-collections-start-up-18217378.amp
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: corium on May 07, 2020, 06:58:01 PM
The council have just confirmed this on Twitter. Will be every 2 weeks with the black bins
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: mikes on May 07, 2020, 07:21:38 PM
Good news
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: admin on May 07, 2020, 08:18:09 PM
Maybe - just maybe - Stockport are about to restart green bin collections and haven't announced it.

The council have just confirmed this on Twitter. Will be every 2 weeks with the black bins

That's right. They say "We can confirm that our Green Bin collection will start a fortnightly service from Monday. Please put your Green Bin out before 7am on the same day that your Black bin is usually collected. Please put your food waste in your green bin." #spreadtheword (https://twitter.com/hashtag/spreadtheword?src=hashtag_click) to your friends and family.

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Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: admin on May 07, 2020, 08:24:46 PM
Now we just need Rose Hill Tip (including the wood recycling bit) to reopen so I can get rid of my old shed :)

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Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: jimblob on May 11, 2020, 02:42:51 PM
Now we just need Rose Hill Tip (including the wood recycling bit) to reopen so I can get rid of my old shed :)

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so that the local residents around Rose Hill Tip can listen to your shed being smashed to smithereens by the material handler at 7pm on a spring Saturday evening?
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: admin on May 11, 2020, 03:05:30 PM
so that the local residents around Rose Hill Tip can listen to your shed being smashed to smithereens by the material handler at 7pm on a spring Saturday evening?

I won't be taking it at 7pm on a Saturday evening, so that's entirely up to the recycling company when they do it. If that is outwith the terms of their operations then complain to our council or local councillors.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: jimblob on May 11, 2020, 05:00:58 PM
I won't be taking it at 7pm on a Saturday evening, so that's entirely up to the recycling company when they do it. If that is outwith the terms of their operations then complain to our council or local councillors.
My quote wasn't directed at you, merely an observation with the site closed as to the birdsong we can now hear on a saturday or sunday evening whilst enjoying our gardens during this fine weather. The noise level is indeed outwith the terms of the environmental and noise impact assessments carried out when planning for the site's redevelopment was undertaken in 2007/2008. That, along with several other issues that Manchester Combined Authority are looking into in this regard.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: amazon on May 11, 2020, 10:44:28 PM
Now we just need Rose Hill Tip (including the wood recycling bit) to reopen so I can get rid of my old shed :)

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Cant you hire a skip save you thumping that lot round there are Maple skip hire working .
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: admin on May 12, 2020, 05:31:08 AM
Cant you hire a skip save you thumping that lot round there are Maple skip hire working .

Of course I can hire a skip but have you seen how much they cost? I have also looked into using a wood recycling collection service, who want £140+VAT plus a mileage charge, so around the same cost as a skip. I can find a licenced waste collector who will take it away for "about" £80 but I must have some Scottish blood because I don't want to pay that either. The most cost effective way (and most environmentally friendly I think) for me to dispose of it is to take it for recycling myself (I have already paid for that through my council tax). Although it's a bit of a nuisance I am fortunate that I have enough room to store it until the recycling centre reopens for normal service.
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: amazon on May 12, 2020, 11:56:33 AM
Of course I can hire a skip but have you seen how much they cost? I have also looked into using a wood recycling collection service, who want £140+VAT plus a mileage charge, so around the same cost as a skip. I can find a licenced waste collector who will take it away for "about" £80 but I must have some Scottish blood because I don't want to pay that either. The most cost effective way (and most environmentally friendly I think) for me to dispose of it is to take it for recycling myself (I have already paid for that through my council tax). Although it's a bit of a nuisance I am fortunate that I have enough room to store it until the recycling centre reopens for normal service.
Ok only trying to help .
Title: Re: Green Bins
Post by: Dave on May 12, 2020, 12:52:48 PM
I must have some Scottish blood because I don't want to pay that either.

Hmmm. Howard, is that acceptable and within forum guidelines? 😏