Southend residents banned from using Essex recycling centres

Southend residents banned from using Essex recycling centres

Southend residents banned from using Essex recycling centres

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SOUTHEND residents will be banned from using recycling centres run by Essex County Council, and those living in Rochford will be banned from using those in Southend from tomorrow.

Those wanting to use the centres will need to bring proof of address to show they live in the right area.

Southend residents will continue to use the Stock Road, Southend, and Leigh Marshes, Leigh sites, but Rochford residents who previously could are now not allowed to.

Essex residents will still have access to any of the 21 sites provided by Essex County Council.

For Rochford residents this would mean they can still take their rubbish to the site located in Rayleigh (or another Essex site if more convenient).

The county council says that during March staff at the Rayleigh centre will work with residents and service users to help them understand the new process.

To use the Rayleigh recycling centre, Essex residents may be asked to bring along a form of identification, such as a council tax bill or driving licence. 

Essex County Council has not yet responded to requests to find out why the changes are being made.

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6:10pm Fri 28 Feb 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Don't bother to recycle, if you think proving where you live to some knuckle head at the tip, leaves a bad taste,remember the councils make a mint from this waste collection..
Don't bother to recycle, if you think proving where you live to some knuckle head at the tip, leaves a bad taste,remember the councils make a mint from this waste collection.. carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 31

6:24pm Fri 28 Feb 14

jolllyboy says...

So the tipping begins. Not only do they take away the roadside bins they are now restricting the rest. Other choice willbe overloading the weekly collections. No doubt this is connected to the fact that Southend is a unitary borough with all the drawbacks that gives us now - ie we are cut off from Essex C.C. money and now their tips.
So the tipping begins. Not only do they take away the roadside bins they are now restricting the rest. Other choice willbe overloading the weekly collections. No doubt this is connected to the fact that Southend is a unitary borough with all the drawbacks that gives us now - ie we are cut off from Essex C.C. money and now their tips. jolllyboy
  • Score: 23

6:49pm Fri 28 Feb 14

rochfordringer says...

I live in Rochford about 5 minutes drive from the Stock Road Recycling Centre. I'm not going to bother going all the way to Rayleigh. It defeats the object. Petrol and time and effort. Either give us our own in Rochford or let us donate all our waste to Southend to make money out of. Anyone would think they were doing US a favour by letting us tip there. Surely the point is that communities recycle waste to stop people dumping it on the streets. Where it goes is immaterial in my book.
I live in Rochford about 5 minutes drive from the Stock Road Recycling Centre. I'm not going to bother going all the way to Rayleigh. It defeats the object. Petrol and time and effort. Either give us our own in Rochford or let us donate all our waste to Southend to make money out of. Anyone would think they were doing US a favour by letting us tip there. Surely the point is that communities recycle waste to stop people dumping it on the streets. Where it goes is immaterial in my book. rochfordringer
  • Score: 51

7:23pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Howard Cháse says...

What a rubbish rule
What a rubbish rule Howard Cháse
  • Score: 12

7:35pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Mattster says...

ECC want to close most or all of the Recycling Centres so want to show the lowest use possible to justify it.
ECC want to close most or all of the Recycling Centres so want to show the lowest use possible to justify it. Mattster
  • Score: 11

7:43pm Fri 28 Feb 14

GrumpyofLeigh says...

Errrr clearly my being thick but I always thought this was the structure anyway. Why should it be any other way? Is it possible to pay though if not in posession of a rates bill?
Errrr clearly my being thick but I always thought this was the structure anyway. Why should it be any other way? Is it possible to pay though if not in posession of a rates bill? GrumpyofLeigh
  • Score: -9

8:00pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Nebs says...

Every council pays a fee to a middleman to run a tip. Why don't a few councils join together, run it themselves, save the middlemans cut, and benefit from economies of scale.
Every council pays a fee to a middleman to run a tip. Why don't a few councils join together, run it themselves, save the middlemans cut, and benefit from economies of scale. Nebs
  • Score: 10

8:16pm Fri 28 Feb 14

mr.happy says...

Nothing like councils working for the benefit of residents! So now people living in Great Wakering will once again have to travel to Rayleigh in order to get rid of their rubbish. A round trip of 22 miles, or jump dump it illegally!
Nothing like councils working for the benefit of residents! So now people living in Great Wakering will once again have to travel to Rayleigh in order to get rid of their rubbish. A round trip of 22 miles, or jump dump it illegally! mr.happy
  • Score: 25

8:42pm Fri 28 Feb 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

mr.happy wrote:
Nothing like councils working for the benefit of residents! So now people living in Great Wakering will once again have to travel to Rayleigh in order to get rid of their rubbish. A round trip of 22 miles, or jump dump it illegally!
That is so easy when the street lights are off, you couldn't make this lot up, high parking fees, no local tip, no night lighting,and they wonder why people dont bother to vote
[quote][p][bold]mr.happy[/bold] wrote: Nothing like councils working for the benefit of residents! So now people living in Great Wakering will once again have to travel to Rayleigh in order to get rid of their rubbish. A round trip of 22 miles, or jump dump it illegally![/p][/quote]That is so easy when the street lights are off, you couldn't make this lot up, high parking fees, no local tip, no night lighting,and they wonder why people dont bother to vote carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 24

9:26pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Fun mum says...

Daft and complete waste of time & money- just as many southend residents must use Rayleigh tip as those rochford council residents that use southend tip. As I'm in Eastwood, Rayleigh is nearest tip. If it's so important who leaves their rubbish in each tip, the councils need to look at billing each other for other resident use age. Waste of employees time at tip checking where people live.
Daft and complete waste of time & money- just as many southend residents must use Rayleigh tip as those rochford council residents that use southend tip. As I'm in Eastwood, Rayleigh is nearest tip. If it's so important who leaves their rubbish in each tip, the councils need to look at billing each other for other resident use age. Waste of employees time at tip checking where people live. Fun mum
  • Score: 13

11:04pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Letmetryagain says...

They did this once before, after Southend introduced permits.
It was fairly short lived though, as they had to employ someone to stand at the entrance all day.
They did this once before, after Southend introduced permits. It was fairly short lived though, as they had to employ someone to stand at the entrance all day. Letmetryagain
  • Score: 13

11:17pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Thames Gateway says...

Perhaps they should set up a 'Checkpoint Garbage'on the Southend/Rochford and have separate passports in each town. No man's land/demilitarised zone through the airport. Could be a thriving trade in smuggling rubbish from one side to the other in future.
Perhaps they should set up a 'Checkpoint Garbage'on the Southend/Rochford and have separate passports in each town. No man's land/demilitarised zone through the airport. Could be a thriving trade in smuggling rubbish from one side to the other in future. Thames Gateway
  • Score: 14

12:53am Sat 1 Mar 14

Nebs says...

Fun mum wrote:
Daft and complete waste of time & money- just as many southend residents must use Rayleigh tip as those rochford council residents that use southend tip. As I'm in Eastwood, Rayleigh is nearest tip. If it's so important who leaves their rubbish in each tip, the councils need to look at billing each other for other resident use age. Waste of employees time at tip checking where people live.
Find a like minded person who lives in Wakering, get a good quality photocopy of each others council tax bills, and you can each use your local tip.
[quote][p][bold]Fun mum[/bold] wrote: Daft and complete waste of time & money- just as many southend residents must use Rayleigh tip as those rochford council residents that use southend tip. As I'm in Eastwood, Rayleigh is nearest tip. If it's so important who leaves their rubbish in each tip, the councils need to look at billing each other for other resident use age. Waste of employees time at tip checking where people live.[/p][/quote]Find a like minded person who lives in Wakering, get a good quality photocopy of each others council tax bills, and you can each use your local tip. Nebs
  • Score: 13

8:18am Sat 1 Mar 14

Eastwood Biker says...

How stupid who thinks of these idiotic schemes i live in Southend 5 minutes drive from Rayleigh tip but a good 15 from Leigh.
How stupid who thinks of these idiotic schemes i live in Southend 5 minutes drive from Rayleigh tip but a good 15 from Leigh. Eastwood Biker
  • Score: 8

10:04am Sat 1 Mar 14

Letmetryagain says...

Why should Essex County Council pay for the disposal of waste from Southend, which is a unitary authority, and nothing to do with ECC ?

As well as Vice,Versa.
Why should Essex County Council pay for the disposal of waste from Southend, which is a unitary authority, and nothing to do with ECC ? As well as Vice,Versa. Letmetryagain
  • Score: -6

1:30pm Sat 1 Mar 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Eastwood Biker wrote:
How stupid who thinks of these idiotic schemes i live in Southend 5 minutes drive from Rayleigh tip but a good 15 from Leigh.
Give a sac to the local councillor ....
[quote][p][bold]Eastwood Biker[/bold] wrote: How stupid who thinks of these idiotic schemes i live in Southend 5 minutes drive from Rayleigh tip but a good 15 from Leigh.[/p][/quote]Give a sac to the local councillor .... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 5

4:26am Sun 2 Mar 14

Kim Gandy says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
mr.happy wrote:
Nothing like councils working for the benefit of residents! So now people living in Great Wakering will once again have to travel to Rayleigh in order to get rid of their rubbish. A round trip of 22 miles, or jump dump it illegally!
That is so easy when the street lights are off, you couldn't make this lot up, high parking fees, no local tip, no night lighting,and they wonder why people dont bother to vote
Er no, it's the MAJority of people NOT voting that creates the problem.

If they got off their backsides and went to the polling station but before that, thoroughly checked out the candidates and their intentions first before doing so, that would be even better. And if they then get elected and fail to live up to promises it's your duty to pull them on it. After all, they are PUBLIC servants.

If you don't vote: don't expect to have a say.
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.happy[/bold] wrote: Nothing like councils working for the benefit of residents! So now people living in Great Wakering will once again have to travel to Rayleigh in order to get rid of their rubbish. A round trip of 22 miles, or jump dump it illegally![/p][/quote]That is so easy when the street lights are off, you couldn't make this lot up, high parking fees, no local tip, no night lighting,and they wonder why people dont bother to vote[/p][/quote]Er no, it's the MAJority of people NOT voting that creates the problem. If they got off their backsides and went to the polling station but before that, thoroughly checked out the candidates and their intentions first before doing so, that would be even better. And if they then get elected and fail to live up to promises it's your duty to pull them on it. After all, they are PUBLIC servants. If you don't vote: don't expect to have a say. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

4:30am Sun 2 Mar 14

Kim Gandy says...

Why change this arrangement just because one authority is a unitary one?

If it has been working for years, why change it at all? Why should people make 22 mile round trips. They should be able to use the tip nearest to them.

People should be able to use their nearest facility, not have to clog up the roads to drive somewhere else and then take up the capacity in another one, that should be being utilised by those living nearest.

Which barmpot thought this one up? Some bureacrat somewhere who would have been better off sorting paper clips instead.
Why change this arrangement just because one authority is a unitary one? If it has been working for years, why change it at all? Why should people make 22 mile round trips. They should be able to use the tip nearest to them. People should be able to use their nearest facility, not have to clog up the roads to drive somewhere else and then take up the capacity in another one, that should be being utilised by those living nearest. Which barmpot thought this one up? Some bureacrat somewhere who would have been better off sorting paper clips instead. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 3

9:12am Sun 2 Mar 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Why change this arrangement just because one authority is a unitary one?

If it has been working for years, why change it at all? Why should people make 22 mile round trips. They should be able to use the tip nearest to them.

People should be able to use their nearest facility, not have to clog up the roads to drive somewhere else and then take up the capacity in another one, that should be being utilised by those living nearest.

Which barmpot thought this one up? Some bureacrat somewhere who would have been better off sorting paper clips instead.
0430 post from the queen of comments, hang on is she a barmaid at the festival leasure, just got home, or does she work at Billingsgate market, early start, I'd go for the old trout idea
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Why change this arrangement just because one authority is a unitary one? If it has been working for years, why change it at all? Why should people make 22 mile round trips. They should be able to use the tip nearest to them. People should be able to use their nearest facility, not have to clog up the roads to drive somewhere else and then take up the capacity in another one, that should be being utilised by those living nearest. Which barmpot thought this one up? Some bureacrat somewhere who would have been better off sorting paper clips instead.[/p][/quote]0430 post from the queen of comments, hang on is she a barmaid at the festival leasure, just got home, or does she work at Billingsgate market, early start, I'd go for the old trout idea carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -6

9:33am Sun 2 Mar 14

J Arthur Rank says...

It sounds as though Southend-on-Sea will become one giant tip. But wait a moment..............
..
It sounds as though Southend-on-Sea will become one giant tip. But wait a moment.............. .. J Arthur Rank
  • Score: 6

2:11pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Lesley says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
Don't bother to recycle, if you think proving where you live to some knuckle head at the tip, leaves a bad taste,remember the councils make a mint from this waste collection..
I was told to turn my radio down by a woman council official checking my driving licence the last time we had to prove where we lived.

They want people to dump their rubbish by the side of the road, don't they?

**** stupid idea.
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Don't bother to recycle, if you think proving where you live to some knuckle head at the tip, leaves a bad taste,remember the councils make a mint from this waste collection..[/p][/quote]I was told to turn my radio down by a woman council official checking my driving licence the last time we had to prove where we lived. They want people to dump their rubbish by the side of the road, don't they? **** stupid idea. Lesley
  • Score: 5

3:04pm Sun 2 Mar 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Lesley wrote:
carnmountyouknowitma

kessense
wrote:
Don't bother to recycle, if you think proving where you live to some knuckle head at the tip, leaves a bad taste,remember the councils make a mint from this waste collection..
I was told to turn my radio down by a woman council official checking my driving licence the last time we had to prove where we lived.

They want people to dump their rubbish by the side of the road, don't they?

**** stupid idea.
A carry a bag, full of crap fits into most rubbish bins, at the bus stop, the shop, the garage, where ever, four of those, job done, no queueing, no showing proof of where you live, just pack it, and dump it..
[quote][p][bold]Lesley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Don't bother to recycle, if you think proving where you live to some knuckle head at the tip, leaves a bad taste,remember the councils make a mint from this waste collection..[/p][/quote]I was told to turn my radio down by a woman council official checking my driving licence the last time we had to prove where we lived. They want people to dump their rubbish by the side of the road, don't they? **** stupid idea.[/p][/quote]A carry a bag, full of crap fits into most rubbish bins, at the bus stop, the shop, the garage, where ever, four of those, job done, no queueing, no showing proof of where you live, just pack it, and dump it.. carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 2

7:47am Tue 4 Mar 14

southend brummie says...

No question that this is counter-productive. As well as annoying a large number of residents of both councils, it will lead to less recycling and jigher costs. Lose lose. Just the sort of penny-pinching in response to drastic reductions in government grant that makes things worse.

The best solution would still be to expand Southend BC to include the surrounding communities that are part of the same built up area.
No question that this is counter-productive. As well as annoying a large number of residents of both councils, it will lead to less recycling and jigher costs. Lose lose. Just the sort of penny-pinching in response to drastic reductions in government grant that makes things worse. The best solution would still be to expand Southend BC to include the surrounding communities that are part of the same built up area. southend brummie
  • Score: 1

1:57pm Tue 4 Mar 14

A Pedant says...

On another thread, Kim Gandy spouts on (and on and on) about never needing a Spellchecker then, above, writes...

...Some "bureacrat" somewhere...

it's 'bureaucrat', Kimmy
On another thread, Kim Gandy spouts on (and on and on) about never needing a Spellchecker then, above, writes... ...Some "bureacrat" somewhere... it's 'bureaucrat', Kimmy A Pedant
  • Score: -1

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