Well it had to happen didn’t it? Too many bins and not enough space to store them. Black bins, green bins and boxes and now the long-awaited brown bin.
I’m lucky, I have a drive and plenty of space to store the bins, so bring on the red bins and blue bins that you see in other council areas, that’s what I say.
On a more serious note, what are the residents in places like Lower Road and St Mary’s Road supposed to do, they are not allowed to put the bins at the front of the house except on collection day – does the council realise that the plastic containers have to be brought through the property by the occupant, and with garden waste this can sometimes be very difficult especially if the property is on a split level.
Many of the properties in Eastbourne are built with rear access alleyways which were used by the council dustmen in days gone by to facilitate the collection of our waste, why can’t this still be the case especially now that our ‘dustbins’ are on wheels.
We don’t seem to be able to get our rubbish collected without all this constant change - why not employ a system that they use in Spain to great effect and this is to have a rubbish collection point at the end of each street or in each neighbourhood area, after all we are practically doing the council’s job for them anyway.
O R Denar,