I rarely produce much rubbish, dont know why, maybe its because Im not an
enthusiastic shopper so dont accumulate all that useless cellophane and plastic
but it seems to lead directly to my bin not being emptied. There were only three
Tesco bags of rubbish nestling at the bottom of my green bin this morning and one of those
was only half full. Although the bin was placed alongside those of two neighbours,
mine alone wasnt emptied, though the bin had been moved. My guess is that a
Tesco bag at the bottom of a bin is beyond arms reach and its not worth
taking a near empty bin to the lorry and engaging the hydraulic lift; so they take a leaf
out of the useless councillor Daveys book and walk idly by as he does
whenever he sees a problem or one is reported to him.
A missed collection doesnt matter much to me though its galling that the only useful service Bexley council provides for my £1,500 a year is the refuse collection and it makes me wonder how many bins are missed. The last failure at my address was as recently as last November so failures are two out of six collections. 33%!