Householders dumping nappies and food waste by school gates

Rubbish outside St Joseph's.

Rubbish outside St Joseph's.

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HOUSEHOLDERS have been condemned for piling up rubbish up outside a Canvey primaryschool– andurged to start recycling instead.

The bin outside St Joseph’s School, in Vaargen Road, gets so full, it is having to be emptied as much as four times a day, but is still overflowing with all sorts of waste.

Parents say nappies and other household waste, including rotting food, are being left in the bin, close to the school gates.

One, who didn’t want to be named, said: “It’s really not very nice at all.

“The people who do this sort of thing should haveabit more pride.

They should get rid of their rubbish in the appropriate way. like the rest of us do.”

JanPayne, Castle Point councillor for Canvey South, is also unhappyabout the situation.

She said: “On closer inspection, there is people’s household rubbish in there.

“I’ve spoken to council officers several times about it, but theysay there is nothing more they can do.

They empty the bin regularly, but people keep dumping their household rubbish there.

“We have a fantastic recycling system here. People need to use it instead of dumping their household waste in these bins.”

Castle Point Council has said it is aware of the problem – and insists it is doing what it can.

TomSkipp, councillor responsible for the environment, said: “Attempts were made to gather evidence from the offending refuse, but nothing was found.

“It is not an offence to deposit this type of refuse in litter bins, but where evidence is found, the parties concerned are notified the fortnightly black sack collections are the appropriate place for this type of waste.

“With the opportunity this council gives to residents to recycle, the majority of their household waste, the continuation of fortnightly black sack collections is adequate.”

The school said it had not receivedany complaints.

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7:09am Mon 7 Jul 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

When people experience the rubbish police, choosing which waste will or won't be taken from outside their homes, a service paid for via the council taxes, they will resort to this tried and tested method.
Walk down the road with a black sack, two things come to mind, fly tipper on a mission, or a resident from brook house moving out, yet walk with a carrier bag full of rubbish, no one bats an eyelid, there's so many empty bins around, waiting to be filled.
Iceland bags are big and strong.....
When people experience the rubbish police, choosing which waste will or won't be taken from outside their homes, a service paid for via the council taxes, they will resort to this tried and tested method. Walk down the road with a black sack, two things come to mind, fly tipper on a mission, or a resident from brook house moving out, yet walk with a carrier bag full of rubbish, no one bats an eyelid, there's so many empty bins around, waiting to be filled. Iceland bags are big and strong..... Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 6

7:20am Mon 7 Jul 14

Robin Reliant says...

a bin is for rubbish, its doing its job by the sounds of it, move it away from the school if need be.
a bin is for rubbish, its doing its job by the sounds of it, move it away from the school if need be. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 12

7:42am Mon 7 Jul 14

white_van_ man says...

This story is rubbish. A bin is a bin and that it what it is being used for. Be grateful that they are using the bin and not anywhere in the street.
This story is rubbish. A bin is a bin and that it what it is being used for. Be grateful that they are using the bin and not anywhere in the street. white_van_ man
  • Score: 18

8:10am Mon 7 Jul 14

John Right says...

Iv seen binmen checking the bin bags, and then leaving them is it any wonder people dump the rubbish in the first bin they find ?
Iv seen binmen checking the bin bags, and then leaving them is it any wonder people dump the rubbish in the first bin they find ? John Right
  • Score: 12

8:17am Mon 7 Jul 14

CarnMountification says...

Oh how I wish people wouldn't just dump their rubbish like this, attracts rats and other vermin, there's always a skip, around to lob it into.
Oh how I wish people wouldn't just dump their rubbish like this, attracts rats and other vermin, there's always a skip, around to lob it into. CarnMountification
  • Score: 1

11:12am Mon 7 Jul 14

Nebs says...

If the bin is popular then replace it with a bigger one. We should be encouraging people to use bins rather than telling them not to use them.
If the bin is popular then replace it with a bigger one. We should be encouraging people to use bins rather than telling them not to use them. Nebs
  • Score: 13

11:14am Mon 7 Jul 14

beejiu says...

Sorry, but when I've carried my rubbish over a mile waiting for a bin to come along, it doesn't matter whether it's full or not. I'm not carrying it another mile. It's up to the council to service the bin more often -- if it needs to be serviced 4 times a day, perhaps it'd be better to put 3 more bins in. In a high traffic area such a school, one bin is simply not sufficient.
Sorry, but when I've carried my rubbish over a mile waiting for a bin to come along, it doesn't matter whether it's full or not. I'm not carrying it another mile. It's up to the council to service the bin more often -- if it needs to be serviced 4 times a day, perhaps it'd be better to put 3 more bins in. In a high traffic area such a school, one bin is simply not sufficient. beejiu
  • Score: 8

11:50am Mon 7 Jul 14

Rachie says...

So the story is..... 'People are putting rubbish in a bin'. I'm sorry but I'm failing to see the problem
So the story is..... 'People are putting rubbish in a bin'. I'm sorry but I'm failing to see the problem Rachie
  • Score: 15

12:55pm Mon 7 Jul 14

mrjames1972 says...

its a bin they are used just for that reason rubbish god find something else to moan about
its a bin they are used just for that reason rubbish god find something else to moan about mrjames1972
  • Score: 10

3:55pm Mon 7 Jul 14

danger2013 says...

“It is not an offence to deposit this type of refuse in litter bins,

Whats the f**king point of this story? Someone put rubbish in a bin wow!! sack the reporter and editor asap.
“It is not an offence to deposit this type of refuse in litter bins, Whats the f**king point of this story? Someone put rubbish in a bin wow!! sack the reporter and editor asap. danger2013
  • Score: 4

7:23pm Mon 7 Jul 14

TheaWells says...

This is a seriously lame story..... get a bigger bin .... well done to the people who are putting their rubbish in a bin and not on a kerb ....

School complainers = LAME .... "eww, other people putting rubbish in a bin"

really?

Man up ****.
This is a seriously lame story..... get a bigger bin .... well done to the people who are putting their rubbish in a bin and not on a kerb .... School complainers = LAME .... "eww, other people putting rubbish in a bin" really? Man up ****. TheaWells
  • Score: 6

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