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Wheelie bins to out-fox scavengers in Brighton

The Argus: Communal rubbish bins going on trial in the Hanover and Triangle areas of Brighton Communal rubbish bins going on trial in the Hanover and Triangle areas of Brighton

Nearly 2,700 households will have their rubbish collected from communal bins if new plans get the go-ahead.

Brighton and Hove City Council has proposed putting 135 communal wheelie bins in 49 locations in the Hanover and “The Triangle” areas of Brighton.

If given the green light, 56 parking spaces and eight loading bays would be lost from the area.

The local authority says the move will help stop gulls and foxes scattering rubbish across the street.

The areas affected are Hanover and ‘the Triangle’ – a collection of streets bounded by The Level, Lewes Road and Upper Lewes Road.

Special smaller bins would be used in Hanover, where narrow streets limit space.

The news follows trials earlier this year in Coleman Street and Washington Street in Hanover and in Park Crescent near The Level.

The council said these trials received positive responses.

A decision to launch the consultation will be taken at an Environment and Sustainability Meeting on October 17.

If councillors agree, consultation would take place in November and a final decision on whether to proceed would be taken in the New Year.

The council report reads: “The area has been surveyed to identify proposed bin locations and agreed with highways officers.

“Each location has been audited to ensure bins do not form an obstruction to pedestrians or road users, are safe to use and service and minimise nuisance for residents.

“Loss of parking space has been minimised.”

A council spokesman said that currently most households put black bin bags out onto the streets.

He said: “At the moment most of these streets use black bin bags to put their refuse out.

“Even when they are put out on the right day this can result in gulls and foxes strewing rubbish all over the place.

“Most litter comes from this source.

“Residents in Hanover are saying streets where communal bins were trialled have been transformed. So we’re considering asking residents across a wider area if they would like them.”

Streets in the trial are:
Aberdeen Road
Brewer Street
Caledonian Road
Edinburgh Road
Gladstone Terrace
Inverness Road
Lewes Road (Gladstone to Elm Grove, Elm Grove to Gyratory)
Melbourne Street
Newport Street
Park Crescent
Park Crescent Place
Park Crescent Road
Park Crescent Terrace
Rose Hill
St Martin’s Place
St Martin’s Street
St Mary Magdalene Street
St Pauls Street
Trinity Street
Upper Lewes Road
Albion Hill
Belgrave Street
Ewart Street
Grant Street
Grove Street
Hanover Street
Hanover Terrace
Holland Street
Islingword Street
Jackson Street
Jersey Street
Lincoln Street
Montreal Road
Newark Place
Quebec Street
Scotland Street
Southampton Street
Southover Street
Toronto Terrace

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2:02pm Thu 11 Oct 12

BiggerH says...

this is being done to stop seagulls and foxes? really?
this is being done to stop seagulls and foxes? really? BiggerH
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2:08pm Thu 11 Oct 12

F in L says...

BiggerH wrote:
this is being done to stop seagulls and foxes? really?
I assumed it was the Travelers when I saw the headline.
[quote][p][bold]BiggerH[/bold] wrote: this is being done to stop seagulls and foxes? really?[/p][/quote]I assumed it was the Travelers when I saw the headline. F in L
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2:41pm Thu 11 Oct 12

simonandrewuk says...

Park Crescent Road is an absolute disgrace since getting the communal bins. Litter everywhere, much more than when we had our own green boxes to put bin bags in.
Park Crescent Road is an absolute disgrace since getting the communal bins. Litter everywhere, much more than when we had our own green boxes to put bin bags in. simonandrewuk
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2:48pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

About time the Upper Lewes Road is a shameful sight most days.
Once these bins are in place I hope the council will take enforcement action against those properties which continue to pile up plastic bags on the pavement as they do in my street and still go unmanaged.
On the spot fines will drive out this filthy, lazy behaviour.
Come on Greens toughen up.
About time the Upper Lewes Road is a shameful sight most days. Once these bins are in place I hope the council will take enforcement action against those properties which continue to pile up plastic bags on the pavement as they do in my street and still go unmanaged. On the spot fines will drive out this filthy, lazy behaviour. Come on Greens toughen up. Maxwell's Ghost
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2:49pm Thu 11 Oct 12

dhamallamafarmer says...

I don't have a problem with them personally but short people, the elderly or those who have any mobility problems are stuffed as it's so difficult for them to get the rubbish above head/shoulder height to get the bags in the little hole. But I have noticed there is less rubbish strewn about since we got ours.
I don't have a problem with them personally but short people, the elderly or those who have any mobility problems are stuffed as it's so difficult for them to get the rubbish above head/shoulder height to get the bags in the little hole. But I have noticed there is less rubbish strewn about since we got ours. dhamallamafarmer
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4:06pm Thu 11 Oct 12

rolivan says...

More importantly how many job losses will this result in, and will they be checked regularly so they can be emptied when full?
More importantly how many job losses will this result in, and will they be checked regularly so they can be emptied when full? rolivan
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4:17pm Thu 11 Oct 12

ruberducker says...

how long will it be before some mindless student decides to push one of these bins off down southover street.
how long will it be before some mindless student decides to push one of these bins off down southover street. ruberducker
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5:06pm Thu 11 Oct 12

BiggerH says...

dhamallamafarmer wrote:
I don't have a problem with them personally but short people, the elderly or those who have any mobility problems are stuffed as it's so difficult for them to get the rubbish above head/shoulder height to get the bags in the little hole. But I have noticed there is less rubbish strewn about since we got ours.
I think you'll find the correct term these days is 'dwarf' or 'half-pint'
[quote][p][bold]dhamallamafarmer[/bold] wrote: I don't have a problem with them personally but short people, the elderly or those who have any mobility problems are stuffed as it's so difficult for them to get the rubbish above head/shoulder height to get the bags in the little hole. But I have noticed there is less rubbish strewn about since we got ours.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find the correct term these days is 'dwarf' or 'half-pint' BiggerH
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8:54pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Uncle_Meat says...

The problem isn't just that large numbers of Hanover (and other areas I imagine) residents still don't know the best time of day, or even the correct day (IT CHANGES WHEN THERE HAS BEEN A BANK HOLIDAY, IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE!) to put out their rubbish - the council in their infinite wisdom have dished out large numbers of 'binvalopes' and huge great wheelie bins. Both of which are dumped on the narrow Hanover pavements 24/7.

What happened to the councils threat to fine people who can't follow simple rules? Put your bin out on the correct day and take it off the pavement when it has been emptied! The same goes for the recycling boxes.
The problem isn't just that large numbers of Hanover (and other areas I imagine) residents still don't know the best time of day, or even the correct day (IT CHANGES WHEN THERE HAS BEEN A BANK HOLIDAY, IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE!) to put out their rubbish - the council in their infinite wisdom have dished out large numbers of 'binvalopes' and huge great wheelie bins. Both of which are dumped on the narrow Hanover pavements 24/7. What happened to the councils threat to fine people who can't follow simple rules? Put your bin out on the correct day and take it off the pavement when it has been emptied! The same goes for the recycling boxes. Uncle_Meat
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