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Recycling collection too early again and barking dog ...still!
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meduza


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Joined: Jul 2010
Post: #1
08-03-2011 07:30 PM

Cursing Really nice to have the recyclers back really early on a tuesday morning!! even better to have the dog barking till late at night! Cursing

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IWereAbsolutelyFuming


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Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #2
09-03-2011 09:17 AM

Hear your pain Meduza. The pre-truck scout arrived at about 05:40 in our street yesterday.

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meduza


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Joined: Jul 2010
Post: #3
09-03-2011 06:58 PM

OMG! Why are they allowed to start so early?
I wouldnt mind if it was at 7am but before then is abit much!

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Londondrz


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Post: #4
10-03-2011 08:06 AM

Put the dog in the wheely bin and it will be gone early the next morning.Thumbsup





Now before anyone starts having a go it was a joke!!

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meduza


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Post: #5
10-03-2011 10:59 AM

Rofl

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oryx


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Post: #6
10-03-2011 11:40 PM

I feel for you meduza - after years of starting at our place about 8, the bin men (not the recycling ones, the rubbish collectors) have started coming about 5.50am......Cursing

I am waiting for a response from the council about what their working hours should be.

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brian


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Post: #7
11-03-2011 11:38 AM

Whilst I have sympathy surely shows a good work ethic that they are starting that early.
I would imagine they do it as can get round quicker than in the morning rush.

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Ghis


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Joined: Jan 2007
Post: #8
11-03-2011 11:44 AM

It was already a problem in 1994 but for some people that period seems to be a bit of a blur...


(sorry could not resist)

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Jon Lloyd


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Post: #9
11-03-2011 12:39 PM

Londondrz that was my joke!

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Londondrz


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Post: #10
11-03-2011 02:31 PM

You have to get up early to beat me on the joke side!!!!Laugh

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oryx


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Post: #11
12-03-2011 01:26 AM

Why would it 'show a good work ethic' to start before 6am? They almost certainly do it to have the afternoon off.

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IWereAbsolutelyFuming


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Post: #12
05-04-2011 08:21 AM

new record...05:05 this morning

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michael


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Post: #13
05-04-2011 09:11 AM

Recycling collection woke my baby at 5am this morning Cursing

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IWereAbsolutelyFuming


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Post: #14
05-04-2011 09:25 AM

Snap, that was why it used to hack me off...5 years on the kids are at the back of the house and it is just us grown-ups that 'enjoy' an early start to each Tuesday.

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oryx


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Post: #15
05-04-2011 04:37 PM

I spoke to Lewisham the other week about this. Their starting time is apparently 6am but should not be sooner.

Personally, I think even 6am is a bit early for such a noisy job. I'm sure if I had a party every week and whacked up the volume at 6am the Council's noise enforcement team would have a few choice words to say about it.

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dbboy


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Joined: Feb 2009
Post: #16
05-04-2011 08:24 PM

The dustmen amd recycling collectors do a great job, they are efficient and get the job done as quickly as they can. If I started work that early I'd also want to be finished by early afternoon after eight hours of collecting rubbish. In winter it's freezing cold (during the winter just gone they came round every week except when the gritters failed to come and make teh roads safe. In summer which can at times be boiling hot they collect teh stinky rubbish. It must be horrid emptying bins into the lorries expecially then. Can't fault or blame them at all.

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oryx


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Post: #17
05-04-2011 09:00 PM

I don't think they do a particularly 'great' job at all. They leave our bins half way down the road and it's taken me nearly three months to get their office staff (who are very helpful) to persuade them to return them. That's the recycling crew.

The others start work at a very antisocial hour and bash the bins/shout into their mobile phones when people are trying to sleep.

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Londondrz


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Post: #18
06-04-2011 07:23 AM

Why dont you and your neighbours take all your rubbish to the tip then the bin men wont need to come around at all?

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megan


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Post: #19
06-04-2011 07:55 AM

Perhaps ear plugs would help! Can't fault the bin men they do a great job. They even collect the bins which people are to lazy to take out to the front of their properties. Come on its one day a week surely its not a big problem!

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IWereAbsolutelyFuming


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Post: #20
06-04-2011 08:26 AM

2 days of the week in my street and given that I never get a lie-in it is a problem Sad I'm woken early on the first two days of my working week and never really recover.

They might do an OK job but they are too early to be doing it that noisily. They are obviously rushing to do their job as quickly as possible, either because the council are expecting them to cover too many areas in one shift or because the quicker they do it the earlier they knock off.

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