Jump to content

More uselessness from DBC


Newsdesk
 Share

Recommended Posts

5 hours ago, offshoremanxman said:

It’s just more nonsense delivered by a council that simply hasn’t got a clue. I’m amazed that they are having a meeting to discuss adverse media and social media comments. I’d have thought if you delivered sensible things that the people paying for them actually wanted then the social media feedback would generally be good. 

The concept of "if it ain't broke don't mend it" is clearly not something they've heard of.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I really don't understand the move to two weekly waste collections. It will be the same amount of rubbish that needs to be disposed of over a month, say.  And if the reduction in costs of £25K/pa is to be believed then most of that saving will go into engaging a PR company to keep their customers at bay.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I guess that the council think everyone lives somewhere that it is convenient to be separating and storing different types of waste in order to make life simple for them, so that they can afford to sack one member of staff?

The reality will be that they will save nothing, piss off everyone and end up with a bigger rubbish issue than they had before.

ETA: Oh, and some of the thick headed, never ran a business commies who think it’s a wonderful idea will be one term councillors!

Edited by Max Power
  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

54 minutes ago, Andy Onchan said:

I really don't understand the move to two weekly waste collections. It will be the same amount of rubbish that needs to be disposed of over a month, say.  And if the reduction in costs of £25K/pa is to be believed then most of that saving will go into engaging a PR company to keep their customers at bay.

Not sure there are any savings, a friend in Douglas catchment rang & asked what were refuse collectors doing instead & was advised they have been redeployed but the person at town hall didn’t know where!!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The whole thing has just been a stress and pain in the ass. The most frustrating part of the patronising way we are told it’s to push people to recycle more. 
 

Same farty plastic containers that have been full every 2 weeks since kerbside recycling started.

Neighbours are rotating tip runs at the weekend.

 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Banker said:

Not sure there are any savings, a friend in Douglas catchment rang & asked what were refuse collectors doing instead & was advised they have been redeployed but the person at town hall didn’t know where!!

Santon allegedly where DBC needed extra flexibility to manage the refuse contract they secured by freeing up crews from providing services to the people of Douglas. 

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, offshoremanxman said:

Santon allegedly where DBC needed extra flexibility to manage the refuse contract they secured by freeing up crews from providing services to the people of Douglas. 

??????

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 hours ago, Andy Onchan said:

And if the reduction in costs of £25K/pa is to be believed then most of that saving will go into engaging a PR company to keep their customers at bay.

That Facebook Group looks like it has some legs left in it yet. These local authorities really make me laugh. I see one Councillor somewhere on here saying that they’re currently discussing a social media and press strategy. That simply wouldn’t be needed if you hadn’t pissed off the people who are funding your local authority in the first place. And as we know these faceless government types are never capable of admitting they’re wrong so quite what is your strategy is going to be anyway will be interesting because it won’t involve admitting you’re wrong or backing down. 

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 11/24/2022 at 11:41 PM, Amadeus said:

I have some of the info already but want to wait for a meeting tomorrow first where the subject is how we generally handle media and online forums etc. Unfortunately nothing is straight forward in that place and I’m getting increasingly frustrated. But answers will come shortly. 

Don't take this the wrong way, but I'm less interested in considered answers that follow a meeting on how to manage the message. You would have had 20 days to answer my query had it been a Freedom-of-Information request - you're collectively well past that.

Now I don't expect that level of service from an anonymous, public forum. It's genuinely impressive that you're single-handedly trying to bring transparency to the peanut gallery that is MF.

DBC has played its first card - the fortnightly collection. It's doubled-down on the one-bin-only rule.
The public has responded: the recycling bins are inadequate compared to the four-wheelie-bin system across, and some arrangements (for example, communal bins belonging to flats, families with young children, etc.) need immediate concessions because their circumstances make fortnightly collections intolerable.

If you want to take this recycling initiative seriously, then make a serious investment in it for the long term and stop faffing around like amateurs.
 

 

  • Like 7
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I do not have space to keep recycle boxes in my home, but try to recycle.
There are public facilities to recycle glass, cans and paper but DBC does not have any public facility to recycle plastic, so it goes in the bin! And those damned IOM creamery cartons- Tesco only, or pay again for collection! (Bin)
Have the powers that be thought about a recycle for voucher scheme like Scandinavian countries - people take recyclable cans, glass bottles and plastic bottles to supermarkets, ‘post’ them into collecting machines and get vouchers in exchange, nominal amount, but still works. Same as the old pop bottles used to be!

  • Like 2
  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, 360 View said:

I do not have space to keep recycle boxes in my home, but try to recycle.
There are public facilities to recycle glass, cans and paper but DBC does not have any public facility to recycle plastic, so it goes in the bin! And those damned IOM creamery cartons- Tesco only, or pay again for collection! (Bin)
Have the powers that be thought about a recycle for voucher scheme like Scandinavian countries - people take recyclable cans, glass bottles and plastic bottles to supermarkets, ‘post’ them into collecting machines and get vouchers in exchange, nominal amount, but still works. Same as the old pop bottles used to be!

It is odd that plastics can only be recycled via the domestic collections and the milk carton collection points are so few.  Also surprising that Shoprite hasn't joined in the provision of soft plastic recycling which covers a lot of waste shown as recyclable at larger supermarkets only.  That is quite a but of rubbish that is difficult to recycle.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

18 hours ago, Banker said:

Not sure there are any savings, a friend in Douglas catchment rang & asked what were refuse collectors doing instead & was advised they have been redeployed but the person at town hall didn’t know where!!

 

17 hours ago, offshoremanxman said:

Santon allegedly where DBC needed extra flexibility to manage the refuse contract they secured by freeing up crews from providing services to the people of Douglas. 

 

11 hours ago, Amadeus said:

??????

I assume they are not zero-hour contract staff, and the work they have experience of is emptying bins, so what are they ding?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...