Friday 6 January 2017 4.04pm
Over the years I've had very few occasions to deal with Southwark Council
, save for once or twice having bulky objects, e.g. fridge-freezer, wardrobe, collected.
As far as I was concerned, they'd always done the job they were there for, and I'd always paid my rates, then Community Charge to them.
I am now seeing them in a different light.
Our blue recycling bin and the small brown food waste bin were due for collection on 23/12/16, the recycling was emptied, but not the waste food.
I emailed the Council on 24/12/16 to report a missed collection, and received an email back on 27/12/16 apologising, and saying that the food waste would be collected within 3 working days, it wasn't.
I emailed again on 04/01/17 to check on what was happening, and said that I presumed the food waste would now be collected on the next scheduled collection day, 06/01/17, today.
They replied in the affirmative, it is now 16.00 hrs. 06/01/17 and the food waste is still at the end of the drive.
I have fired off another email, telling the Council that I will NOT be storing rotting waste around the house until they decide to empty the brown bin, I will be putting it in with general household waste, in the green bin.
I now await the Council sending a posse of heavies to warn me of dire consequences if I do this.