At the October council meeting I asked two questions on Health and Safety regarding glass recycling bins and dustbin collections. The full text of the questions was as follows.
In 2006 the Health and Safety Executive audited the council’s waste collection services. Within their report were two significant areas of concern. Firstly some glass bottle banks were located in inappropriate areas causing difficulties for staff and safety issues for users. Would the portfolio holder advise me whether this has been investigated and what corrective action has been taken, in particular with reference to the site at Landale Close, Enham Alamein, used by both vehicles and disabled pedestrians? Secondly: access difficulties on King Arthur’s Way, Andover made for unsafe working conditions for waste collection operatives when moving dustbins to vehicles. Would he advise what actions have been taken to minimise risks especially as the bin size has doubled since the introduction of ABC, in particular can he update me on the survey of this problem reported to the recent Commercial Services Joint Committee?
The portfolio holder replied that there were no problems with the recycling bins in Enham and that he was still waiting for the report on the bin collections on King Arthur’s Way. I look forward to his response on this.