Wheelie bin stolen - no replacement

Reported in the Rubbish (refuse and recycling) category by Julie James at 20:48, Wed 20 June 2007
Sent to Waltham Forest Borough Council 2 minutes later

In April I reported that my wheelie bin had been stolen. I was given an order number for a replacement, and another order number to have my rubbish bags collected from my garden. Two months later I still have no new wheelie bin, and the rubbish bags are being left by the dustmen. Have contacted the council numerous times, and no-one is prepared to take responsibility for sorting this out.

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  • It was only by posting on here that the council took notice of my complaint. They eventually provided a broken wheelie bin at the end of June, which is probably as good as it's going to get.

    Posted by Julie James at 00:31, Thu 19 July 2007, marked as fixed

  • My wheelie bin mysteriously turned up this morning...Thankyou.

    I have now marked it and in future will put a big number on it.

    Cheers

    Posted anonymously at 10:03, Wed 9 April 2008,

  • my wheelie bin has gone missing again,can you please send me a replacement.i think the dustmen don't put it back where it belongs.I have had to collect it from across the road befor.i keep my wheelie bin at my side gate becaus it takes up too much room in the front,because i have the recycle bin in the front garden and they do take up a lot of room.

    Posted by GLENDA MALONEY at 22:27, Thu 2 April 2009

  • On the topic of wheelie bin theft... I had mine stolen and had to pay for a new one! Ive since been thinking of a solution to prevent this from happening again and I guess a simple one is to put my house number on my bins. I know its not going to stop people from running off with your bins but I do think that this would be a good deterrent. I've had a little search on the net and found that you can buy stick on wheelie bin numbers from http://www.BinNumbered.co.uk they are only 2.99 a set and delivery is FREE! I guess you could also buy wheelie bin numbers from a DIY store such as B&Q or Focus too. I hope that no body else has to pay out like I did. Not a perfect solution i know but a very cheap one!

    Posted by Mr Jones at 01:05, Wed 14 April 2010

  • I had a situation where my bin went missing twice. in the end i purchsed a "binlok" they fix to a vertical surface and are around £10 on a popular auction site!.

    Posted by SIMON TAYLOR at 17:11, Fri 5 November 2010

  • We shared a wheelie bin with a club as i live in an appartment and the bin was taken when the club shut down now the whole apartment are dumping ther rubbish on the street and keeping it in the hall way because the council wont provide us with a new!! disgrace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by NICOLA CRAWSHAW at 11:28, Thu 1 September 2011

  • My wheelie bin went missing too, then reappeared 2 weeks later. I have funny feeling one of our neighbours was using it as an extra bin. I have now put bright pink wheelie bin numbers on it which I purchased from www.gimmethatnow.com and it hasn't gone missing since.

    Posted anonymously at 10:04, Sun 25 March 2012

  • Our wheelie bin went missing 7 weeks ago. My husband has chased them up twice since they told him they'd order a new one. One thing they omitted to advise was WHEN it would be delivered and last time he rang they said sorry very busy, in the middle of replacng old/broken recycling bins (for cans, papers etc which don't smell if not collected!!). I emailed the council last week and told them if we haven't received notice of a date for new bin or one isn't delivered by next collection date I would be taking my rubbish and leaving outside the coucil offices. I haven't heard anything back but not surprised, nobody has the time now to deal with things properly.

    Posted by jan.rawson1@btinternet.com at 16:20, Tue 21 August 2012

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