Residents can help the binmen

I WOULD like to respond to Felicity Parker-Seale s letter (November 21) regarding the council s failure to collect her wheelie bin from Castle Hill Court, Huntingdon, after 10 failed collections. I note that Ms Parker-Seale s letter is the very first let

I WOULD like to respond to Felicity Parker-Seale's letter (November 21) regarding the council's failure to collect her wheelie bin from Castle Hill Court, Huntingdon, after 10 failed collections.

I note that Ms Parker-Seale's letter is the very first letter of complaint printed by the local press since the new collection schedule was instituted. Since the start of the new waste collection system I have been driving the dustcart that re-collects all the missed wheelie bins. I have for the last two years been collecting the recycling and refuse down High Street, Huntingdon, and cannot recall an occasion when the rubbish left for collection in the appropriate location was missed.

The instructions sent to all the residents clearly stated that waste collection would be from the edge of the property nearest to the closest adopted highway. Since Castle Hill Court is unadopted, I would like to suggest to the residents of this lane that they bring their rubbish (bags and wheelie bins) down to the small wooden compound that serves as the collection point, rather than at the top of their lane where they are inaccessible to the vehicles.

By and large, the binmen of this district are happy to help the residents, and a few small steps to assist the binmen on the householders' part goes much, much further than one might realise.


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JEREMY BECKETT, Sapley Road, Huntingdon

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