If your bin hasn’t been emptied……
……it’s because walking on a pavement can be hazardous.
That is, according to South Tyneside Council.
Residents who were due for a collection today are asked to leave their bins out, and those bins that are missed due to the weather conditions will be collected when it is safe to do so. Our drivers and crews are experienced and can cope with conditions on gritted roads, but side streets and pavements can be far more difficult. Walking on a pavement can be hazardous and handling wheeled bin and containers poses additional challenges.
Which does beg the question – how do the street sweeping teams manage to walk the pavements with those nice little wheeled grit bins? How does the postman get up and down my street with his heavy laden wheeled trolley?