Mixed reaction to city council’s letter

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We asked for your views on our story about families in Norwich being issued with an ultimatum over their wheelie bins.

Letters have been sent by Norwich City Council to households in Newmarket Street after complaints about bins being left out in the streets between rubbish collections.

They warn people that the council has the power to slap an £80 fixed penalty notice to householders who put their bins out too early, or who collect them in too late.

After posting the article to our Facebook page, this is what you’ve been saying:

Angela Dawn Everitt: That’s all well and good but how can people do that when they don’t come till after 11 and people work? I agree about putting them away on same day but straight away is not reasonable. Everyone on my street works so there wouldn’t be anyone to put them away. My bin is always on my drive so it’s my property anyway but just saying it’s not that easy to put them straight away. Same day yes totally agree.

John Spud Websdale: They force the bins on you ..they force the times to put out on you..they force the priority of lids shut on you..they force a fine if wrong stuff in wrong bin on you...nowww you’re forced a fine for leaving bin out at wrong time.

Lisa Burgess: About time. I’m fed up struggling along paths with bins everywhere all the time. Put them in your garden like we all have to. It’s not really bin day that annoys me, that’s fair enough if people are out all day - it’s the ones left out all the time. There are loads near me.

Lisa Hall: I agree 100% Lisa, people could always ask a neighbour to put it back for them if they don’t get home in time, maybe in return for putting theirs out for them. Just a suggestion.

Darren Ayre: Just another way for them to get money from you, let’s hope everyone has the option of going home lunchtimes to put their bin away, they will soon be asking us to put them on the back of the lorries ourselves.

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