Waste and Recycling – 4/10/19

We have seen the terrible state of the streets and we have been inundated with emails from residents today who are rightly annoyed. It is completely unacceptable.

We have been reporting issues all this week as the state of the bins across the ward is leaving whole areas of our neighbourhood looking squalid  https://twitter.com/Phelimmac/status/1178623460081307649

Despite rumours that there was a strike, apparently the reason behind the current issues is that 3 of the 5 trucks needed to complete the rounds in the city are out of action. Yesterday 4 out of 5 were out of action. This means they have been unable to complete their rounds. The head of Cityclean, Rachel Chasseaud has published an open letter for residents giving more detail. https://new.brighton-hove.gov.uk/…/update-refuse-and-recycl…

Hannah and I have repeatedly raised the issues of the bad state the communal bins leave the streets and indeed the lack of bins in the first place to accommodate the rubbish. At the last meeting of full council both Hannah and I raised questions on this. Please find them attached.

There is a report to the Environment Transport and Sustainability Committee next week which potentially offers some longer term solutions https://present.brighton-hove.gov.uk/…/$City%20Environment%…

See Appendix 2 for updates http://present.brighton-hove.gov.uk/…/$City%20Environment%2…
The work proposed includes analysis of the location and condition of each communal bin and then a new communal bin system with a series of criteria. Apparently this will take some time to implement but Cityclean and the Labour administration hope it might offer some relief to the issues areas like ours which is now wholly reliant on communal bins continue to have.

The latest update earlier yesterday was that once a further truck came back into play they would be sorting communal bins in Hove but it’s clear from reports, our own photos and social media today that this is isn’t the case. Hannah has posted details of the current issues at https://brunswickandadelaideward.co.uk/waste-and-recycling-…

As ever we will carry on raising your issues and you can of course report bins to us, Rachel and cityclean. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance.

Yours sincerely
Phélim

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