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SALFORD BLACK BIN COLLECTION TO GO FORTNIGHTLY AS CUTS BITE REFUSE
 

Star date: 25th September 2012

SALFORD COUNCIL TO MAKE BLACK BIN COLLECTIONS EVERY TWO WEEKS AS REFUSE COLLECTORS COULD LOSE UP TO 10,000 A YEAR

Salford Council is proposing to make its black bin collection fortnightly, from April 2013. It's also aiming for weekly food and garden waste collections, while bringing blue and brown bin collections back to every two weeks, instead of monthly.

The Council is introducing these moves as part of proposals to save 1million on its waste levy but comes at a cost to refuse collectors and drivers, who could lose up to 10,000 a year.

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Salford Council is proposing to increase its recycling targets in order to save 1million in landfill costs. But the consequence of the plan would see refuse collectors lose between 6-10,000 a year off their wage packet.

The new refuse regime, to start in April 2013, will see black bins collected every two weeks instead of every week. Blue and brown bins will be collected every two weeks instead of monthly. And the pink binned food and garden waste will be collected every week, instead of every fortnight.

"The cost of sending waste to landfill is going up year by year and we simply can't afford to keep throwing food and items which can be recycled into a hole in the ground" says Councillor Gena Merrett, Assistant Mayor for Housing and Environment "It is also better for the environment."

New bin wagons will be brought in, plus new workers, to facilitate the plan. But what the Assistant Mayor is not saying is that refuse collectors stand to lose between 6,000 and 10,000 a year, which they currently get in overtime to supplement wages as low as 14,000 a year.

Tomorrow, furious refuse workers will meet to decide what action to take.

"Speaking purely as a Trade Union Rep and leaving my views as a Salford resident to one-side, we've got serious concerns about what the impact on our members providing this service will be" Steve North Salford City UNISON branch secretary told the Salford Star "We will be raising those concerns directly with the Mayor."

Salford Council wants to save 1million a year but it appears that, yet again, it is expecting some of its lowest paid employees to bear the brunt.

Main photo shows Salford Council pushing its recycling efforts at `Democracy Day last Saturday.

Bin man Bob wrote
at 14:42:24 on 01 October 2012
It's all a con they changed blue and brown bin collections to monthly some time ago in the process they cut back staff, now they say people don't recycle enough (no because the bin is full after 2 weeks) so they are going to "introduce" fortnightly collections and "create" jobs, In reality they realise they have fu*ked up but are too pig headed to admit it so they put some spin on it instead because they think the folks of Salford are thick and have no memory. Switching the pink bins to fortnightly is a scam as well because they save on the black bins and it balances out. These are the figures for all collections for the bins. 2010 Black bin 52 per year Blue bin 26 per year Brown bin 26 per year Pink bin 26 per year Total 130 collections 2012 Black bin 52 per year Blue bin 13 per year Brown bin 13 per year Pink bin 26 per year Total 104 collections 2013 Black bin 26 per year Blue bin 26 per year Brown bin 26 per year Pink bin 52 per year Total 130 collections Just to rub salt into the wound, they could of got funding from the government to maintain weekly black bin collections. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16865456 They fu*ked it all up, so lets have a sorry from the clowncil. That's sorry for cutting jobs, sorry for not thinking people might recycle less, and sorry for having the intelligence to equal the contents of a black bin (after emptying). Oh by the way clowncil people, have much money was actually wasted on early retirment and redundency for workers on the bins when collections were reduced.

What the..... wrote
at 12:20:28 on 30 September 2012
I am sure you are right , Eric . The misrule of the town hall gangsters has indeed been usurped by the corrupt , monstrous E U .

Eric Rowland wrote
at 08:51:02 on 30 September 2012
As far as I know, this policy of fortnightly collections by councils is actually an E.U. directive, which they don't tell you. I also read somewhere that when your Town Hall tells you that something is a Central Government decision, it is, in fact, the E.U.

Dee Jay wrote
at 12:10:40 on 29 September 2012
Reduction in services . Fine. I demand a reduction in council tax . These vicious town hall gangsters really have no idea how much they are hated . They have run this rotton city into the gutters with their gross neglect and ineptitude . A mass refusal to pay is the only way to defeat these wasters .

SICK OF THE PARASITES wrote
at 12:16:43 on 28 September 2012
WE NEED A MASS REFUSAL TO PAY THE COUNCIL TAX EXTORTION NATIONWIDE . THE BASTARDS CAN'T JAIL US ALL. WHO'S JOINING ME ?

Lee Craven MBE wrote
at 16:01:25 on 27 September 2012
Utter disgrace Do we the full Council Tax payer recieve a reduction in our BilLs our hardworking Refuse men and women to lose Jobs Where's the consultation

kitty wrote
at 12:29:43 on 27 September 2012
I understand that it will be a one black bin per household policy too, which for large families will be a nightmare

Fadge wrote
at 19:06:55 on 26 September 2012
This inept clouncil should be in a black bin. I hope the workers strike , and give this clouncil a good kicking .

Alan S wrote
at 04:46:21 on 26 September 2012
That's a plan, not a proposal then. The only way to stop this, is industrial action. You got my support.

wrote
at 19:45:04 on 25 September 2012
Is this for real? Im beginning to think I live in topsy turvey land. The majority of black bins are already full to the brim on a weekly collection rota, so what happens to surplus rubbish? Will it just be dumped out at the end of the alleys and walkways congesting the pavements and attracting vermin? The idea of a fortnightly black bin collection is a bad idea.

T Hall wrote
at 17:56:10 on 25 September 2012
Black - halve the frequency. Blue - double the frequency. Brown - double the frequency. Pink - double the frequency. I cant work out how this helps. And surely clearing black bins half as often will only delay the landfill, not reduce it.

louise white wrote
at 17:55:51 on 25 September 2012
how can this girl lurrelle be a winner she is a bully she bulied me so how can she be a winner i call it bully

Sick of them all wrote
at 13:08:15 on 25 September 2012
I call for a strike to smash this evil , vicious , anti-working class council .

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