We were sorry to see that rubbish is piled in some terraced streets in the City. Nothing depresses an area more than fly tipping so the Councils robust level of fines are probably justified – albeit sparingly used.
In the Green Lane area yesterday we found two examples of dumping. The area now has 100% wheeled bin operation which has reduce litter drift. But, since the closure of the local recycling centre on Beckfield Lane 6 years ago, problems with dumping have increased. They are exacerbated by relatively high charges levied by the Council for removing bulky waste
Regular visits by skips to estates were stopped about 2 years go. This decision has also impacted on how tidy our streets are
So something needs to change.
Important service update from city of York Council
Today crews have collected all scheduled household, recycling and gardenwaste and also collected the remaining garden waste bins in Acaster Malbis.
Crews will be out on Saturday and Sunday to collect garden waste in Copmanthorpe and Tang Hall. If your bin has not been collected please leave it in place and we will collect it as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience.
We have not been able to collect all recycling from the Grain Store housing development on Water End because of road re-surfacing. If you are affected please put recycling out by 7am on Monday 16 July when the crew will return to finish collections.
We apologise to residents in terraced streets of the Groves and Clifton areas, that we were not able to re collect your waste before your next scheduled collection
Important service update
Today crews have collected all scheduled household, recycling and garden waste and also collected the remaining garden waste bins in Middlethorpe
We have been able to access and clear all waste from Westwood Terrace today. We were not able to get into Jennifer Grove again (because of badly parked cars) and will re visit on Saturday.
We hope to collect any remaining garden waste towards the end of the week and continue into Saturday. If your bin has not been collected please leave it in place and we will collect it as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience.
The York Council says,
“We are still working hard to catch up on garden waste collections and have managed to collect today from another 593 properties in the Tadcaster Road area.
Unfortunately, we were unable to collect garden waste in the Tang Hall area. If you live in Tang Hall and are affected by this please leave your green bin out for collection and we will collect it as soon as we can.
Despite the crew working beyond their shift, 200 properties on Thoresby Road Acomb did not receive a recycling collection today due to the volume of waste presented. The team will return to collect this tomorrow. Please present your recycling for collection by 7am Wednesday”.
A new York Council report reveals that 12,649 tonnes of green (garden) waste was collected from households in the city last year. In addition 2,214 household waste sites generated a further 2.214 tonnes.
The cost of collecting the green waste was £515,000 while disposal cost £267,000.
The green waste is composted and made available free of charge for gardeners.
The Council says that if the green waste went to landfill it would cost taxpayers around £1.5 million. It would not be viable to burn the waste at the Allerton Park incinerator.
The amount of green waste collected for each York household is similar to that produced in the county as a whole. In York charges are only levied for additional bins.
Potential boost for York’s frontline services
- £1.031 million is used to increase capacity in some of York’s crucial frontline services by utilising £620k that has been unspent and a further £411k of unused contingency fund.
- It is also proposed that an extra £1 million is brought forward from the 2019/20 budget to resurface some of the worst roads in the City, as a result of the recent extreme winter weather.
- Creating a new work programme for footpath repairs across the city.
- Establishing an additional team to carry out pothole maintenance.
- Providing new resources for enforcement teams to control dangerous parking, with a special focus on improving safety around schools.
- Allowing residents who have had recycling boxes damaged or stolen to claim two free boxes per year.
- Using the Economic Infrastructure Fund to support high street shopping in Haxby and Acomb.
- Creating a fund to support voluntary and community groups who wish to develop innovative ideas on how to make the best use of our green spaces.
The York Council has issued the following statement;
“It has clearly been a great week for gardening as we have struggled to keep up with all the garden waste that you put out for us. Unfortunately, we were unable to collect the garden waste from 50 – 60 and 49 – 59 Bramham Road and Marsden Avenue.
We were also unable to collect the recycling from around 35 properties on Chapelfields Road but this was because of roadworks. The properties affected are the odd numbered ones between the Bramham Road and Ridgeway junctions.
We could not get access to Walton Place to collect the green waste.
If you are affected by any of these matters, please put your recycling out by 7am tomorrow and we will endeavour to return and collect. We are very sorry for any problems that this may cause”.