Black sacks for every home

MORE than four million black bags will be delivered to homes across Tendring in the New Year.

The bags – and a recycling calendar for the next 12 months – will be delivered to more than 60,000 homes from January 7.

Tendring Council’s waste contractors Veolia Environmental Services will have a dedicated crew on the job and a council officer will be out to make spot checks.

Nick Turner, cabinet member for the environment, said: “Homes which receive a weekly kerbside collection of waste will be receiving their 52 black bags and their recycling calendar between January 7 and the end of March.”

Householder are also being asked to put their bags of waste out before 7am on the day of collection.

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4:48pm Thu 20 Dec 12

cavillas says...

We need more black bags now as there is much less recycling being carried out.
We need more black bags now as there is much less recycling being carried out. cavillas

9:19pm Thu 20 Dec 12

multitasker says...

cavillas I totally agree we used to have less than half a sack previously but now usually have an exceptionally full one or even two, its ridiculous. Tendring Council certainly are not doing recycling to its best ability, its a **** disgrace.
cavillas I totally agree we used to have less than half a sack previously but now usually have an exceptionally full one or even two, its ridiculous. Tendring Council certainly are not doing recycling to its best ability, its a **** disgrace. multitasker

9:20pm Thu 20 Dec 12

multitasker says...

oops now I can't say bloody - sorry didn't realise it was a bad word
oops now I can't say bloody - sorry didn't realise it was a bad word multitasker

9:51pm Thu 20 Dec 12

saywhatyousee says...

Veolia in their infinite wisdom make an executive decision that business premises with domestic premises attached are not entitled to their black bags. We then have to argue with the council that as we pay council tax we qualify for this meagre ration. Same thing happened with the recycling bins.
Very quick to collect the money. Oh! Language Timothy!
Veolia in their infinite wisdom make an executive decision that business premises with domestic premises attached are not entitled to their black bags. We then have to argue with the council that as we pay council tax we qualify for this meagre ration. Same thing happened with the recycling bins. Very quick to collect the money. Oh! Language Timothy! saywhatyousee

9:02pm Fri 21 Dec 12

Waltonian says...

I have to use two bags each week since the cutback in recycling. The bags supplied are so flimsy that cramming everything into one bag would cause it to split. Mr Nick Turner has caused a lot of problems.
I have to use two bags each week since the cutback in recycling. The bags supplied are so flimsy that cramming everything into one bag would cause it to split. Mr Nick Turner has caused a lot of problems. Waltonian

4:11pm Sat 22 Dec 12

pawkafierce says...

Since the new recycling started we and many others ( going by what is left outside other homes for collection) are using many more black sacks.

We are a family of 6 and have an open fire this time of year, so 2 bags a week just to get rid of the ash. Trying to keep up with fortnightly rotations of food waste, cardboard and plastics is ridiculous.

Previously we would separate and wash all the plastic and put it in white bags.

Now everything goes in black bags which cost 17p each from Lidl's.. These bags are strong enough for our rubbish and we put out 5-6 bags each week.

We do not want red and green boxes and a small pig bin to organise. We pay the council to manage our waste collection and disposal.
Since the new recycling started we and many others ( going by what is left outside other homes for collection) are using many more black sacks. We are a family of 6 and have an open fire this time of year, so 2 bags a week just to get rid of the ash. Trying to keep up with fortnightly rotations of food waste, cardboard and plastics is ridiculous. Previously we would separate and wash all the plastic and put it in white bags. Now everything goes in black bags which cost 17p each from Lidl's.. These bags are strong enough for our rubbish and we put out 5-6 bags each week. We do not want red and green boxes and a small pig bin to organise. We pay the council to manage our waste collection and disposal. pawkafierce

8:21am Thu 27 Dec 12

rascalmaster says...

Recycling is supposed to be for the environment... yet they wont accept glass bottles or plastic bags as they're not 'economical'.
what a load of rubbish! :-(
Recycling is supposed to be for the environment... yet they wont accept glass bottles or plastic bags as they're not 'economical'. what a load of rubbish! :-( rascalmaster

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