Christmas rubbish collections set for improvement

First published in Local News

OVERFLOWING bins stacked with Christmas turkey and cracker wrappers could become a thing of the past as Castle Point Council is considering new collection plans.

Cancelled bin rounds over the festive period have, in the past, meant some residents have had to wait two weeks for their refuse collections and up to four weeks for their recyclable collections.

Now, senior Tory councillors have deemed this unacceptable and have revised their collections timetable this Christmas and New Year.

Reshuffling collection times means there will be no cancelled bin rounds, and there will only be no collections on the traditional bank holidays on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Collections will take place on Saturday December 22, Saturday December 29 and Saturday January 5 instead.

A spokesman from the council said: “This proposal means that no collections will need to be dropped and normal service will resume from Monday 7 January 2013.

“The revised collection arrangements will be communicated to residents in the normal way but there will be additional publicity on Canvey Island to ensure residents are aware that their collection day will be brought forward in the week prior to Christmas.”

The matter will be discussed at a Castle Point Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

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2:07pm Wed 14 Nov 12

upset says...

Has know one told the Echo we dont have bins anymore?
Has know one told the Echo we dont have bins anymore? upset
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2:17pm Wed 14 Nov 12

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Probably because There are wheely bins around still....just a bit of wheely good info for you.
Probably because There are wheely bins around still....just a bit of wheely good info for you. DogsMessInLeigh
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2:33pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Kathystew23 says...

We do have food bins though and they would overflow if not emptied weekly.
We do have food bins though and they would overflow if not emptied weekly. Kathystew23
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2:41pm Wed 14 Nov 12

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Don't throw turkey out....you can make a good stock with the remains, or freeze it and use at a later date, paper hats can be folded neatly away till next years festive season i have had the same one since 1975 and a friend made some temporary curtains from disgarded Christmas cracker hats, most colourful too, easy to glue together, can also use as wrapping paper.
Don't throw turkey out....you can make a good stock with the remains, or freeze it and use at a later date, paper hats can be folded neatly away till next years festive season i have had the same one since 1975 and a friend made some temporary curtains from disgarded Christmas cracker hats, most colourful too, easy to glue together, can also use as wrapping paper. DogsMessInLeigh
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3:16pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
Don't throw turkey out....you can make a good stock with the remains, or freeze it and use at a later date, paper hats can be folded neatly away till next years festive season i have had the same one since 1975 and a friend made some temporary curtains from disgarded Christmas cracker hats, most colourful too, easy to glue together, can also use as wrapping paper.
Ah the Vera Lynn cookbook tips! I would like it back please so I can use the recipe for Christmas pudding ice cream!
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: Don't throw turkey out....you can make a good stock with the remains, or freeze it and use at a later date, paper hats can be folded neatly away till next years festive season i have had the same one since 1975 and a friend made some temporary curtains from disgarded Christmas cracker hats, most colourful too, easy to glue together, can also use as wrapping paper.[/p][/quote]Ah the Vera Lynn cookbook tips! I would like it back please so I can use the recipe for Christmas pudding ice cream! Olivia2847
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3:18pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
Don't throw turkey out....you can make a good stock with the remains, or freeze it and use at a later date, paper hats can be folded neatly away till next years festive season i have had the same one since 1975 and a friend made some temporary curtains from disgarded Christmas cracker hats, most colourful too, easy to glue together, can also use as wrapping paper.
Don't you mean the venison rissoles and pheasant croquettes - we are in Leigh you know ....
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: Don't throw turkey out....you can make a good stock with the remains, or freeze it and use at a later date, paper hats can be folded neatly away till next years festive season i have had the same one since 1975 and a friend made some temporary curtains from disgarded Christmas cracker hats, most colourful too, easy to glue together, can also use as wrapping paper.[/p][/quote]Don't you mean the venison rissoles and pheasant croquettes - we are in Leigh you know .... Olivia2847
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4:04pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Aint it just the truth says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
Probably because There are wheely bins around still....just a bit of wheely good info for you.
Errr we don't have wheely bins in Castle Point, just black sacks, pink sacks, green sacks and containers for glass and food waste ... OK?
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: Probably because There are wheely bins around still....just a bit of wheely good info for you.[/p][/quote]Errr we don't have wheely bins in Castle Point, just black sacks, pink sacks, green sacks and containers for glass and food waste ... OK? Aint it just the truth
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4:07pm Wed 14 Nov 12

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Rissoles and Cockettes..!! who Sir...me sir..? how very dare you,An Iceland Toikey is sufficient and crackers made from empty bogroll tubes covered in last years party hats,,,some glue paste made from flour and water and twist at each end don't forget to place a 2 pence peice in each for the sheer excitement, and say BANG when pulling to top it all off.
Rissoles and Cockettes..!! who Sir...me sir..? how very dare you,An Iceland Toikey is sufficient and crackers made from empty bogroll tubes covered in last years party hats,,,some glue paste made from flour and water and twist at each end don't forget to place a 2 pence peice in each for the sheer excitement, and say BANG when pulling to top it all off. DogsMessInLeigh
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4:14pm Wed 14 Nov 12

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Aint it just the truth wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
Probably because There are wheely bins around still....just a bit of wheely good info for you.
Errr we don't have wheely bins in Castle Point, just black sacks, pink sacks, green sacks and containers for glass and food waste ... OK?
Wheely..? i have one...and its got 2 wheels, you can too, they are ideal for storing the bin bags full of waste.
[quote][p][bold]Aint it just the truth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: Probably because There are wheely bins around still....just a bit of wheely good info for you.[/p][/quote]Errr we don't have wheely bins in Castle Point, just black sacks, pink sacks, green sacks and containers for glass and food waste ... OK?[/p][/quote]Wheely..? i have one...and its got 2 wheels, you can too, they are ideal for storing the bin bags full of waste. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 1

5:12pm Wed 14 Nov 12

billericay boy says...

What a load of Rubbish again...
What a load of Rubbish again... billericay boy
  • Score: 0

5:35pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
Rissoles and Cockettes..!! who Sir...me sir..? how very dare you,An Iceland Toikey is sufficient and crackers made from empty bogroll tubes covered in last years party hats,,,some glue paste made from flour and water and twist at each end don't forget to place a 2 pence peice in each for the sheer excitement, and say BANG when pulling to top it all off.
Iceland turkey - amazing, especially when you can get a knocked-off one for sale in The Slems! Why is all this **** being focused on CP and rubbish sacks, bins, recycling blah, blah. On my part I just go behind all the shops in Leigh and London Road and dump it in their skips especially at the Co-op when I can get all my free bread, muffins, milk, fruit and other out of date goodies!
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: Rissoles and Cockettes..!! who Sir...me sir..? how very dare you,An Iceland Toikey is sufficient and crackers made from empty bogroll tubes covered in last years party hats,,,some glue paste made from flour and water and twist at each end don't forget to place a 2 pence peice in each for the sheer excitement, and say BANG when pulling to top it all off.[/p][/quote]Iceland turkey - amazing, especially when you can get a knocked-off one for sale in The Slems! Why is all this **** being focused on CP and rubbish sacks, bins, recycling blah, blah. On my part I just go behind all the shops in Leigh and London Road and dump it in their skips especially at the Co-op when I can get all my free bread, muffins, milk, fruit and other out of date goodies! Olivia2847
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5:56pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

upset wrote:
Has know one told the Echo we dont have bins anymore?
No one tells The Echo for one they don't listen and for two they dont understand ...
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: Has know one told the Echo we dont have bins anymore?[/p][/quote]No one tells The Echo for one they don't listen and for two they dont understand ... Olivia2847
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7:36pm Wed 14 Nov 12

John T Pharro says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
upset wrote:
Has know one told the Echo we dont have bins anymore?
No one tells The Echo for one they don't listen and for two they dont understand ...
So why do you read it and keep posting?
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: Has know one told the Echo we dont have bins anymore?[/p][/quote]No one tells The Echo for one they don't listen and for two they dont understand ...[/p][/quote]So why do you read it and keep posting? John T Pharro
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7:42pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

John T Pharro wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
upset wrote:
Has know one told the Echo we dont have bins anymore?
No one tells The Echo for one they don't listen and for two they dont understand ...
So why do you read it and keep posting?
And you?
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: Has know one told the Echo we dont have bins anymore?[/p][/quote]No one tells The Echo for one they don't listen and for two they dont understand ...[/p][/quote]So why do you read it and keep posting?[/p][/quote]And you? Olivia2847
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4:58pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

John T Pharro wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
upset wrote:
Has know one told the Echo we dont have bins anymore?
No one tells The Echo for one they don't listen and for two they dont understand ...
So why do you read it and keep posting?
Because the rag is the most incredible newspaper that is out of touch with the real world and makes me laugh akin to Viz, The Oldie and Private Eye! Crucial crime stories are over ten days out of date, councils are seen to run roughshod over all the locals, huge amounts of (our) cash being splashed around like confetti - and CP residents are being give pink bin bags for Xmas! The photos are a hoot especially for the grim faced people who have lost benefits, dogs, cats, memory, for wearing the wrong kind of uniform, lost their car, bike or whatever and then have Coco the Clown behind the camera to make them grimace. THAT's why .......
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: Has know one told the Echo we dont have bins anymore?[/p][/quote]No one tells The Echo for one they don't listen and for two they dont understand ...[/p][/quote]So why do you read it and keep posting?[/p][/quote]Because the rag is the most incredible newspaper that is out of touch with the real world and makes me laugh akin to Viz, The Oldie and Private Eye! Crucial crime stories are over ten days out of date, councils are seen to run roughshod over all the locals, huge amounts of (our) cash being splashed around like confetti - and CP residents are being give pink bin bags for Xmas! The photos are a hoot especially for the grim faced people who have lost benefits, dogs, cats, memory, for wearing the wrong kind of uniform, lost their car, bike or whatever and then have Coco the Clown behind the camera to make them grimace. THAT's why ....... Olivia2847
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5:02pm Thu 15 Nov 12

John T Pharro says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
upset wrote:
Has know one told the Echo we dont have bins anymore?
No one tells The Echo for one they don't listen and for two they dont understand ...
So why do you read it and keep posting?
And you?
What does that mean?
By the way the thing not yet picked up Castle Point Council actually put in an extra collection last year so this is hardly new yet alone news.
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: Has know one told the Echo we dont have bins anymore?[/p][/quote]No one tells The Echo for one they don't listen and for two they dont understand ...[/p][/quote]So why do you read it and keep posting?[/p][/quote]And you?[/p][/quote]What does that mean? By the way the thing not yet picked up Castle Point Council actually put in an extra collection last year so this is hardly new yet alone news. John T Pharro
  • Score: -2

7:29pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Crickey John T please don't me to write all that stuff out again as to why I keep posting .....
Crickey John T please don't me to write all that stuff out again as to why I keep posting ..... Olivia2847
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