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WRT how I behaved in the light of the waste collection operatives' actions

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EugenesAxe Fri 12-Apr-13 10:10:51

This morning the aforementioned managed to drop (what I presumed was) one of our nappies out of the bin bag onto the road. I was looking at it from inside the house wondering if it was a nappy, when they drove over it at speed and splurged the insides onto the road.

I retrieved the main bulk of it and then sloshed disinfectant over the rest... at which point I noticed that quite a big bit of poo (maybe the size of an orange segment) was still on the road surface. I didn't pick that up though.

I dropped a note to the waste department of the local council, as I thought it was a bit rank of them to potentially endanger public health in this way. Am I being a complete hypocrite though, given I didn't get my Marigolds on and retrieve the bit of poo?

pomdereplay Fri 12-Apr-13 11:45:48

Who the frig is Ian. The one time I don't preview message....

Scholes34 Fri 12-Apr-13 11:49:06

Better quality bin bags might help avoid this in the future. Thank heavens for our wheelie bins.

Scuttlebutter Fri 12-Apr-13 13:31:29

I'd be very worried if a refuse driver is claiming to you he's working seven day weeks regularly, and excessive overtime. This here links to DfT guidance on HGV hours and rest breaks - there are clear and very strict rules on driver rest days. If he's claiming this, he's either lying to you, or his employer is breaking the law.

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