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What a waste these bins are
7:10am Wednesday 13th June 2012 in Letters
I HAVE sought clarification from my councillor over why we had our brown bins removed and a black one to replace the green one.
He tells me (refuse collection company) May Gurney was given the brown bins. The new black ones are provided at May Gurney’s expense. This being all part of the deal. Also the brown and green ones were bought by Vale Royal Council, CWAC did not own them.
Strange, as if you take over a council, the bins must appear on the asset file. Surely they cannot be just written off as zero value. CWAC just gave them away as May Gurney is providing the black ones.
On the internet, a bin is about £45 plus VAT. So the brown bins must have had some resale value. It appears not, as all the brown were shredded. May Gurney makes more on them as scrap plastic than bins.
How many brown bins were there then? Could CWAC have sold them on and made money? This was part of the deal my councillor says with May Gurney, after all they have provided the black ones free.
They must have made money from shredding the brown ones. Why not just change the bins around and save even more. This was the thing to do at tender stage and say to all bidders we have bins and now give us a price for waste removal?
The ratepayers will pre-sort the rubbish for you at no cost to you.