Scores of Penarth residents expecting to have their black-bin bags collected today have been left disappointed and confused after Vale Council refuse lorries drove-past without collecting them today.
As reported by PDN on July 15th (see http://tinyurl.com/gtfhzvl ) a new refuse collection routing scheme was introduced on August 1st which involves changing the day most people get their bin bags/recycling collected.
The council said the new system “will allow us to manage our collection fleet more effectively and it will allow us to work the crews so that they all share an equal amount of work“.
Every householder should have received a letter from the council advising them of their new rubbish collection day and a calendar . However what the council’s literature didn’t make clear was that the new collection system also involved re-phasing the cycle of collections – and, in particular, on which day, in the fortnightly cycle, black bags would be collected ,
Under the old system black bags would have normally have been collected in Penarth yesterday (Thursday August 4th ) – but under the new schedule black bags won’t be collected until Friday August 12th.
It means black bags left out today for collection – as they have been today in several areas of the town – will be on the streets for another week before eventually being picked up on Friday August 12th .