Public holidays have less relevance now that I’ve left paid employment. That may be why it never occurred to me that our wheelie bins might not be collected on Anzac Day. At 9.30am this morning I learned from a neighbour that our usual Monday collection had been moved forward to today. I put our bins out then, hoping at least the green one, which is usually collected later, might be in time, but no such luck. About 8am the Council had put this message on their Facebook page: It has become apparent that many people were unaware that Monday’s kerbside rubbish collection was taking place today. Please leave your bins out until 6pm tonight even if you have seen the truck go past. If your bins are not collected, please call us on 941-8999 (24 hours) we will record your details to forward to our solid waste team. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Apparently CCC were supposed to have done a letterbox drop last Monday, but we got nothing, and I didn’t see a notice in either the ‘Press’ or the ‘Star’. A friend in St Albans said there was a note in their letterbox saying Monday’s collection was moved to Saturday, but their day is Friday! As an obedient citizen I will leave my bins out until 6pm, then phone the Council. I’m likely to be one of many so I wonder how long it will take to get through. Maybe I’ll send an e-mail instead.
“I know the Council’s busy , but
this kind of thing makes me go ‘tut’!”