Misuse of our Bin Sheds and Fly-tipping

This is what our maintenance team had to clean and is becoming a sight that is being seen way too many times in City Quay. This is totally unacceptable and we are asking residents to please be more diligent in disposing of garbage to try to eliminate bacteria, insects and vermin.

Fly-tipping on private land is the responsibility of the owner/occupier and must be removed by them. City Quay are not responsible for moving your furniture from bin sheds and anyone caught doing so will be automatically issued a £250 fine. One of our Casemates is full of rubbish that will have to be removed at a cost to City Quay of approx. £3000.

After: It took between 5 and 6 man hours to do the clean-up of just one shed

This is another extra cost that is totally unnecessary, so we are asking that you please dispose of your unwanted items at Otterspool Household Waste Recycling Centre which is less than a 5 minute drive from City Quay. You can also ask Bulky Bob’s to collect unwanted waste from your home, so there is *no excuse* for people abusing our bin sheds.

Welcome to the Casemate Jungle

Our blue bins are being refused to be collected way too often as people are putting plastic bags of rubbish in the bins. You can recycle the following items in your blue bin. Please place all items loose in the bin – do not put them inside plastic bags:

  • Glass (leave lids on glass jars and bottles)
  • Cans (do not crush)
  • Paper, magazines, newspapers, junk mail, catalogues, and wrapping paper (non-plastic/metallic)
  • Envelopes (including plastic windows)
  • Cardboard food boxes and egg cartons (flattened)
  • Cereal, cardboard packages (remove plastic padding) and food boxes
  • Toilet or kitchen roll inner cardboard
  • Plastic drinks bottles (keep lids on, do not flatten)
  • Plastic shampoo and cleaning bottles.

The council can refuse to empty blue bins which contain the following:

  • Black bag waste
  • Plastic bags, cling film or plastic padding
  • Metal objects, shredded paper or polystyrene
  • Juice cartons (Tetrapak)
  • Food or liquids
  • Yoghurt pots, plastic tubs, food trays or foil containers
  • Textiles, clothes and shoes
  • Paint tins
  • Electrical items (take these to your nearest recycling centre or arrange a Bulky Bob collection)
  • Syringes
  • Wood

Thank you for reading and your co-operation. We hope to see an incredible improvement in the future.