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  • #74233
    Wheelie Bins

    I am wondering if there’s an alternative to the wheelie bin to put my rubbish in? I struggle when the bin bag is particularly heavy to lift it that high and have taken to using carrier bags more often than not, not to mention my aversion to wearing bin juice all day. I tried phoning the council to see but was on hold and eventually gave up. I’ll try when I have the time to wait around listening to really awful music.

    Anyone have an obvious solution that doesnt involve someone doing it for me?

    What about second breakfast?

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    #84339
    Re: Wheelie Bins

    I did a very quick googly google …. there are quite a few councils that have half sized bins for anyone who asks for them [but no dimensions given]. Could you email your local council via their web site in the first instance? If you are having problems getting through on the phone, then there is the problem of getting the right person in the right department.

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    #84340
    Re: Wheelie Bins

    I have but the usual ‘we’ll get back to you next year’ applies….I’m exaggerating slightly, they’re not quite that bad….would an OT know? But then I’d have to find one. Thanks for the googly google – I only found business options.

    What about second breakfast?

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    #84341
    Re: Wheelie Bins

    Older peeps or households with only one person can request a half size bin in our area. its about the same height as a normal bin but thinner and lighter to move.

    I keep my bin besides my stairs and I lean over the rail to drop in. (bins nearly the same height as me) you could try doing a build up next to your bin to make you higher up. ask your OT, they may be able to order a wide stool or get you something made in the line of a mini ramp and platform that would give you the extra height needed to avoid being covered in rubbish ick every time you empty the kitchen bin

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    #84342
    Re: Wheelie Bins

    Unfortunately (well, not really) I live in a bungalow so there’s no platform to make anything higher, other than digging a ditch – not sure the bin (wo)men would drag it out if it did. I cant get the council to build a ramp to my front door, they wont for the purposes of a bin….

    What about second breakfast?

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    #84343
    Re: Wheelie Bins

    @kissofdarkness wrote:

    Unfortunately (well, not really) I live in a bungalow so there’s no platform to make anything higher, other than digging a ditch – not sure the bin (wo)men would drag it out if it did. I cant get the council to build a ramp to my front door, they wont for the purposes of a bin….

    You never know, the idiocy of some, they would ramp to the bin but not the door. Hmm … I am guessing the bins are all the same height in order for the wagons to tip them … keep at them Kiss, they might refer you back to the old black bag ways … there ‘has’ to be a solution, they cannot ‘assume’ that as you are a single dweller in a wheelchair you have minions around to do these things.

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    #84344
    Re: Wheelie Bins

    Here in North Somerset if you cannot manage the Wheelie bin, they give you
    Grey bin bags that are colected with the bins. We know people in the
    midlands who have councils with the same scheme.

    You apply online, then they send an Adolf Hitler down to check that you
    are telling the truth. Then you get two large rolls of Grey plastic bin bags
    every six months.

    Works perfectly.

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    #84345
    Re: Wheelie Bins

    Just come off the phone to my Council’s refuse department.

    They too have the half-sized bins avaqilable for people who have problems
    with the family sized ones.

    I asked them about disabled people with progressive diseases. They confirm
    they have no plans to phase out the Grey Bag system and surprised me by saying that
    they have a new system where disabled people can have the Grey Bags collected
    from their Front Doors.

    Excellent.

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    #84346
    Re: Wheelie Bins

    @taungfox wrote:

    They confirm
    they have no plans to phase out the Grey Bag system and surprised me by saying that
    they have a new system where disabled people can have the Grey Bags collected
    from their Front Doors.

    Excellent.

    I have a free morning to hang about on the phone tomorrow – I already get my bin collected from my door :) so they’re not quite in the dark ages, I’m sure I wont be the first to raise this question, it’s just a matter of getting someone on the other end of the phone. I’ll let you know how it goes.

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    #84347
    Re: Wheelie Bins

    Hope you had some joy. I have the same issue – I too use carrier bags – helps avoid the bag getting too heavy. My hot tip is to save the plastic bags that fruit and veg, bread, bagels etc come in to put icky stuff in before putting it in the carrier bag bin – stops ick getting out through the holes in the carrier bag – super scrimpers eat your hearts out!!!

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