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Refuse bin on public highway

Reported via desktop in the Business bins left out early or after collection day category anonymously at 16:20, Mon 29 November 2021

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council 15 hours, 45 minutes later. Council ref: 3149984.

The storage of refuse and recycling bins on the public highway is causing serious concerns and contravenes multiple regulations and legislation.

Specific concerns include:

1. Members of the public may come into contract with broken glass that litters the street and pavement.

2. Evidence of rodent activity is present around the bins which poses a serious health hazard to members of the public and operatives due to airborne and surface bacteria/viruses.

3. Mould and fungal growth is present within and around the bins, again posing a serious health hazard.

4. There is high risk of fire due to the fact that a number of recycling bins contain what appears to be residue from spirit alcohol. This is directly adjacent to other refuse and recycling which includes paper and other flammable materials. Due to the proximity of the bins to the elevation of Eveleigh House, there is a risk that a fire in this location could spread to the building.

5. As the bins contain alcohol, food waste and other refuse, fumes (possibly noxious) are present within the immediate and surrounding areas.

6. The bins are occasionally blown into the street creating a serious hazard to road users.

7. Visibility from the building entrance and from the pavement is significantly restricted creating a serious hazard to pedestrians.

8. The visual appearance of the street and area are negatively affected by the presence of the bins on the public highway.

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  • Thank you for your report, it will be reviewed by the appropriate team.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 16:21, Mon 29 November 2021

  • We've looked into this report and are investigating the issue.
    We will update this report once we decide what action to take.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Systems Team at 16:42, Mon 29 November 2021

  • We've passed this report to another team in the council. They will carry out any further work needed. Sometimes it can take a little longer as a result.

    We'll update this report once we've decide what action to take.

    Category changed from ‘Objects in the road’ to ‘Household bins left out’

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 08:05, Tue 30 November 2021

  • We've looked into this report and are dealing with the issue. We'll update this report once we've completed the work.

    Category changed from ‘Household bins left out’ to ‘Business bins left out’

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 09:22, Tue 30 November 2021

  • Its got worse. More bins and dumped supermarket trolleys. We are not allowed to park cars here on double yellow lines. They are making it difficult for vans and lorries to access and get out of this road.

    And what a disgraceful sight.

    Posted anonymously at 13:09, Tue 7 December 2021

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