Complaints after withdrawal of cards

The current system is going to be replaced
The current system is going to be replaced

A plea for Angus Council to reverse its decision and to again print calendars giving details of bin collections has been made on our Facebook page.

Last week we reported that, when the kerbside recycling system was introduced, households were given cards with two years’ information on the day each bin went out.

These are near the end of their lives, but are not to be renewed. Instead, householders can find the information on Angus Council website’s under ‘Find Your Collection Day’.

Communities convener, councillor Donald Morrison said: “Current bin collection calendars are about to expire. New ones are now available via the council website. Everyone can now find details about their own bin day at the push of a button. You’ll be able to view and, if you wish, print a calendar.”

However, the withdrawal of the handy calendars prompted some to take to Facebook.

Colin Smith posted: “There are many elderly people in Angus who don’t have Internet access. How are they supposed to know the dates? Get the cards printed.”

His request was backed up by Susan Mitchell and Elizabeth Barbara Thornton who said respectively: “I have to look at my card every week to keep me right, so please print them for next year 2016” and “Exactly not just the elderly though there will be lots of people that don’t have internet.” Susan Smart had one handy piece of advice; she said: “I look out the window, see what colour of bin the neighbours have put out.”

However, Scott Hosie posted: “It will save the council a fortune not printing them out. If people need a paper copy they can save the file from the website and print it themselves. Or write down the dates on a calendar.”