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Rubbish rules confuse
4:50pm Wednesday 16th May 2012 in Letters
Sir – I recently moved to the village of Aston and, after moving, found myself with a trailer full of junk which needed tipping.
I turned up at Dix Pit only to be met with a request to see my permit. I asked what permit and was told my trailer was too long as it was over 1.8 metres.
After a discussion with the man in charge, and a lengthy phone call to West Oxfordshire District Council’s offices, I was allowed to tip my rubbish.
I then tried to do the right thing at home by recycling my rubbish and putting what I thought were the correct items in the correct boxes and bins which were left by the previous occupants.
I put the recycling boxes out in the morning, only to come back in the evening to find one of the two still full, with a note attached saying “flyaway” waste needs to be put in another bag in the bin.
They had sifted through the two bins and painstakingly placed all the stuff considered flyaway back in one of the boxes.
Since moving, the only time the council has had any contact has been to present me with my community tax bill. I am all for being educated, but without any tuition that proves very difficult.
Perhaps a welcome pack and a bit of common sense could be issued by the council?
Simon Richards, Aston