Monday 3 March 2008 9.54am
I think the problem was the businesses from Bermondsey Street
using the bins for their recycling and, in some cases, just for waste. I know a couple of people who live on the estate and they said the businesses would dump recycling there late at night - not only an abuse (business recycling is not covered by domestic schemes), but also noisy for residents. I guess it finally got too much. I don't see why the council couldn't tackle this with the local businesses, though, rather than remove the facility for residents.