A Lid Too Far
IsMa Bin Laden too much
Chelmsford Declares War on Terror Bins
has declared war on wheelie bins. From July 1st if you overfill the
wheelie bin "they must not have their lids open more than a
fraction" it will be left un-emptied. Similarly plastic refuse sacks
will not be collected.
Primarily it is an environmental issue and secondly a health and safety
matter. The environmental cleansing technicians are now vulnerable to injury
and infection from nasty substances that could leak from punctured refuse
sacks or escape from raised wheelie bin lids. The introduction of
wheelie bins has resulted in a raised refuse entry aperture on the
refuse collection trucks. Back injuries to our gallant refuse
technicians are now a danger from lifting the sacks to this height for
disposal into the vehicle. Rather than equip our technicians with
protective clothing and adding additional lifting equipment and furnishing
suitable training our Borough Council is going to impose draconian measures
to police these new regulations.
Will we see a coalition of like-minded borough councils being formed in
Essex to enforce these new regulations. Will the Chelmsford Refuse Assurance
Police (CRAP) be visiting you soon! How will they establish that
fraction, the lid is allowed to be raised. Will they even know what a
fraction is in these decimal days!
The refuse collection
technician of the future!
CRAP out on trials
and corruption could be rife as irate householders attempt to bribe the
environmental cleansing technicians or the CRAP personnel to allow the
empting of their wheelie bin or removal of extra sacks or refuse.
How much extra will it all cost? The extra staff (CRAP
Staff), the minders that may be required to escort and protect the
refuse technicians from aggrieved householders.
mountains of refuse build up, uncollected on our streets. Do
you remember the bin-men strike all those years ago? History has a
habit of repeating itself. Disease and pestilence may be visited upon our
fair borough and village.
future is bleak; the future is Chelmsford Borough Council's Environmental
Policy. The Borough says that their contract with the taxpayer is
only to empty the wheelie bin. Have you seen this contract? Who signed
it on the taxpayer's behalf? Where is, or was, the public
consultation? Has anyone
actually thought this through or is it just a gut reaction to a perceived
Health and Safety problem that could have left council vulnerable to
IsMa Bin Laden too Much?
Watch out for the CRAP they will be down your way soon
(from July 1st)