Out with the Old

December 31, 2010

Rubbish Day
Friday is our usual recycling and refuse collection day, and Thursday is the day for other parts of Abingdon. But because of the Christmas and New Year bank holidays the VWHDC website says…

Normal collection day Will be collected on Which bins to put out
Thursday 30 December Tuesday 4 January Grey binĀ  + food waste
Friday 31 December Wednesday 5 January Grey bin + food waste
Thursday 6 January Monday 10 January Green bin + food waste
Friday 7 January Tuesday 11 January Green bin + food waste
Thursday 13 January Saturday 15 January Grey bin + food waste
Friday 14 January Monday 17 January Grey bin + food waste
Thursday 20 January Friday 21 January Green bin + food waste
Friday 21 January Saturday 22 January Green bin + food waste


I was struck by the view down Edward Street this new year’s eve (Green Bag is like Green Bin). For a moment I wondered whether everybody had copied each other in putting out the wrong bag on the wrong day. But then I remembered that last week there was still snow and ice about.

Edward Street must have been more dangerous or blocked than neighbouring Victoria Road and Exbourne Road. The helpline was telling enquirers that it was up to the driver’s discretion whether to collect specific streets.

Filed under: street scene

6 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. John  |  December 31, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Ok – and thanks for the check; but we could do with the Green bin collecting as with Christmas it’s full!!

  • 2. John  |  December 31, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Isn’t yourclock fast?- It’s GMT now!

  • 3. BykerRode  |  January 1, 2011 at 4:04 am

    I agree John , but we are dealing with the District Council here and they know what is best for us ! Looks like we are going to have to wait another 10 to 14 days before the now over flowing green bins are emptied.

  • 4. Ishtar  |  January 1, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    We’ve got to wait until Wednesday 5th until our grey bin is collected and until 11 Jan until our recycling bin is collected. No real problem, I suppose, but our recycling bin wasn’t emptied the week before Christmas due to the snow (even though the majority of our estate was done…).

    We are drowning in rubbish here…good job we kept hold of the recycling boxes and our old waste bins. I think we’re going to need to take a trip to the dump, though.

  • 5. Dave  |  January 2, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Surely you mean Waste Recycling Centre and not Rubbish Dump ?

  • 6. Paul Abbott  |  January 3, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Why don’t the council use Bank Holiday to catch up like many other councils are doing according to BBC news web site?

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