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what time do your dustmen come to collect rubbish? What time are they *allowed* to come?

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mckenzie Wed 02-Sep-09 22:36:49

Our dustmen seem to be coming earlier and earlier and we are always woken by them. We live on a corner and they reverse down the side road with their bleeper sounding. Loudly. Even in the winter if our windows are all shut we are still woken by them, as are our neighbours.
is there a time restriction does anyone know?

ErrolTheDragon Wed 13-Jul-16 13:29:39

Our bins have to be out by 7am and the first pickup to our road is usually shortly after that. Few things I hate more is when on a non-school day I'm woken by the noise and we've forgotten to put the bins out...scramble into clothes to at least get t'other out before the other one. (Random whether big bin or recycling one first, wish it was always the latter as not so bad if that isn't emptied for 4 weeks as the grey or brown!)

FeckinCrutches Wed 13-Jul-16 13:14:13

Ooof a 7 year old thread about rubbish. Exciting.

AliceBennett7 Wed 13-Jul-16 13:12:03

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Varya Fri 09-Oct-15 20:04:38

Alternating re-C and rubbish collections. Arrive any time in the morning. Very regular and dependable. No complaints from me.

chocoshopoholic Fri 09-Oct-15 20:00:07

I leave for work at 645 and they've been before them.

AnneElliott Fri 09-Oct-15 19:56:36

Ours start at 6.45am. We're always up by then though.

jelliebelly Fri 09-Oct-15 19:53:43

What time are they waking you up? Ours come just before 7.

PestoSwimissimos Fri 09-Oct-15 19:46:30

Between 6.30am - 7.00am, if they come.....

JeffsanArsehole Fri 09-Oct-15 19:45:30

6.45 isn't early though is it confused

There isn't one person in our close not up by then, even the retired peeps are up then.

That's only an hour before half the country starts work/school

MoriartyIsMyAngel Fri 09-Oct-15 19:42:54

Ours often turn up at 6:30, about half an hour before I have to get up. And yet the council disapprove of people putting their bins out overnight! I'm not getting up at 6am to put the bin out.

ilovechristmas123 Fri 09-Oct-15 19:12:40

every week 6.15 am

i think the busy roads get the early round as not to be caught up in peak traffic and causing a tale back

Tarzanlovesgaby Fri 09-Oct-15 13:21:15

they come at 6:30 here.
3 of them in a convoy (3 different bins) blocking the road.
triple glazing keeps the noise bearable.

cozietoesie Fri 09-Oct-15 13:15:27

Either at c. 07.30 or at c. 13.45. (I suspect that we're on the cusp of them having to go back to the depot to unload the lorry so our timing depends on whether there's been a lot of rubbish earlier in the route.)

BondGate Thu 08-Oct-15 10:42:39

Our council tell us to have bins out by 7am, so I guess they wouldn't turn up earlier than that. Typically our bins are collected between 8 - 9 am.

Wendles14 Thu 08-Oct-15 10:36:05

Phoning the council about the dustmen. 5.30am they come. Woke myself, fiance and our 4yr old daughter. Nobody round here bothers to complain about anything except 1 neighbour. They let the gate to our carpark swing open. Reverse in with lights flashing. They don't have that annoying beeping when reversing. Think my neighbour must of complained. They have stopped shouting to each other across the carpark after my fiance hurled abuse at them out the window. Which i don't condone. If they say that they don't come that early i will take photos as proof.

LavenderPots Tue 15-Jan-13 10:24:48

ours come around 6:45 the earlist they are allowed to collect round here is 6

Lepreporn Tue 15-Jan-13 10:19:20

5.15 am. Wakes everyone up.

lim1bd Tue 15-Jan-13 10:17:14

Ours used to come at 5.15am and wake us up with reversing noises and shouting. The council was adamant that they did not come before 6am as that was the earliest they were allowed to come. We had four years of it but have now gone to fortnightly collections and in the rearranging we are now done at about 9am.
Good luck with trying to get it sorted - it really played havoc with our sleeping and the council were like a brass wall on the subject.

AppleOgies Thu 10-Jan-13 18:07:01

6:30... I wouldn't complain at all. I'm glad they still come weekly to take it.

SingingSands Thu 10-Jan-13 16:50:55

Saturday lunchtime for us! Although last 2 collections were Sunday lunchtime, they were obviously running a bit late grin

Milliways Thu 10-Jan-13 16:48:57

Ours is collected around 7am too

OldBeanbagz Thu 10-Jan-13 16:30:16

We have to have our bin out by 7am and it's generally collected by 8.30am so the bin collection doesn't wake me up but our birdbrain next door neighbour who insists on putting his bin out at 1am does!

Naoko Thu 10-Jan-13 16:25:14

Ours have to be out by 6am. Recycling is picked up about 6.15, wheelie bins not till mid afternoon. Always wakes me up as they stop right under my window and start clinging glass jars together.

specialsubject Thu 10-Jan-13 16:23:52

somebody has to be early, especially in the gridlocked areas. I did hear of a place where the residents managed to get the reversing alarm turned off. The truck is big, has flashing lights and is quite noisy anyway, so you would hope anyone nearby would know that it is reversing.

MrsBungleBear Thu 10-Jan-13 16:20:34

Ours have to be out by 6. They usually come onto my street about 7ish.

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