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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 21st February, 2019)

New Bins


New Bins
New litter bins on the Standish line.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: JJP on 21st February 2019 at 08:04

Not sure about these !, are they meant to lean like this or have we had the 'Joker' already'. I can see people throwing and missing especially if they are approaching from t'other way. If, and I doubt, they are supposed to be like this then someone on the council should be given a brush and pan or better still, locked away in a back room.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st February 2019 at 09:08

Tilting litter bus what next? If the design is meant to deter 'poop' bags building up on top - they will just fall on the ground in a pile, surely...
I wonder if the designer liked a can of Guiness!

Comment by: Veronica on 21st February 2019 at 09:59

Bins not bus.... iPad misspelling!,,,

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 21st February 2019 at 10:29

Apparently they're meant to be like this to allow cyclists and people on horseback to throw litter in the bins whilst on the move and from hight. I think the brush person will be kept busy, muttering " in it, not at it ". Like the work on the line though. Now,if they can keep the motorists off it !!

Comment by: Axcroft on 21st February 2019 at 10:49

Article in last weeks Wigan Observer sets out the details of the new design tilting bins. The tilting angle of the opening enables better access to the bin, eg for cyclist, joggers...... but they do look a bit on the small size!

Comment by: Poet on 21st February 2019 at 11:31

For heaven's sake, can't people just go for a walk , a jog or a bike ride without the endless need to dispose of litter.

Comment by: Spenian on 21st February 2019 at 19:33

The world has gone mad.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 21st February 2019 at 20:44

What's important here, the bins or the shape of the bins? Well, you're never going to please everyone, that much is for certain. Personally, I'm all for taking your crap home with you, but if you're insistent on having bins, then why not just have 45 gallon drums, either metal or plastic, I don't particularly care which, with holes punched in them to let the water out, then chained to the deck. If they're vandalised, then they're easily replaceable for next to nowt, and as long as they're emptied on a regular basis, then what else matters?. But why spend a fortune on designer bins? Who are they trying to impress? If it's me then I'm sorry to disappoint....I'll admit, I'm a little bit out of touch with prices, but I'm prepared to wager that the cost of each of these bins, if the cost of installation is included, wouldn't leave much change out of 100 quid each. And that's just a conservative estimate. I'm probably way out in my estimation, possibly by 100% or even more.. But what does it matter it's only council tax payers money..... i.e. mine.... One day, maybe...., possibly.....hopefully, Wigan council may just get something right. I sincerely hope so, since they do appear to be trying in some instances. I live in hope, and I hope to live long enough to see it happen, although I'm not feeling too optimistic if I'm being truthful. I'm not blaming government cutbacks either, although that appears to be popular at the moment, I'm blaming mismanagement of funds by local authorities.

Comment by: DTease on 22nd February 2019 at 00:08

If people are capable of carrying their rubbish out with them, surely they are equally capable of carrying it back home.

Comment by: Fred on 22nd February 2019 at 06:08

Ozymandias a comment will do'not your life history';

Comment by: Caroline B on 23rd February 2019 at 10:25

Yes Fred,exactly, no need for him to be so verbose.

Comment by: Ken R on 24th February 2019 at 16:42

Hey Poet. To bin or not to bin, that is the question.

Comment by: Veronica on 24th February 2019 at 19:24

Now then Ken - don't get carried away - just 'cos the Candians have better ways of processing 'poops' anonymous!

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