A Moorlands family are appealing to a council to empty their two blue top bins. Anthony Lewis and his family, who live in Froghall Road in Cheadle, say they are having to take some of their waste to the local tip as not all of it is being collected by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.
A Moorlands family are appealing to a council to empty their two blue top bins.
Anthony Lewis and his family, who live in Froghall Road in Cheadle, say they are having to take some of their waste to the local tip as not all of it is being collected by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.
Anthony told the Times & Echo: “I have a complaint about the council, I have a family of seven children, sometimes ten and two adults.
“They (SMDC) are telling me a large blue bin should last me two weeks with recycling, it doesn’t.
“I fill one in a week and they are refusing to take my second bin so I have to take it to the skip now, not that I get the time being self employed.
“We complained on the previous blue bin collection and they did come and pick it up seven days later, but this time they are saying we need to use the local skips.”
The Times & Echo contacted SMDC about Anthony’s concerns, to which a council spokesman said: “Properties in the Moorlands are entitled to one bin for their general waste, one bin for their recycling and one bin for organic waste.
“Whilst most properties use a standard sized bin (180l for general rubbish) if a household is struggling with waste capacity, as they have a large household, two children in nappies or a medical condition which generates additional waste, they can apply for a larger bin.
“Usually a 240l bin would be suitable for most households but we do have a larger 360l bin available where a household is very large.
“It has recently been identified that this property has two blue lidded bins, as a result we have only emptied one in line with our policy.
“The resident can purchase a larger 360l bin for his general rubbish if his blue lidded bin is insufficient for the household waste needs. Bins can be ordered via our website. Charges of £31 do apply for all new or replacement bins.”
In reply to the council’s response to the Times & Echo, Anthony said: “We have one baby in nappies all day and three in nappies at night.
“The blue bins we have are two 180L so why could they not just empty the two bins instead of us having to purchase one large bin?
“And this wasn’t explained to me when I contacted them.”
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