Solution to White Sacks Blowing Away

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My friend lives in Blackpool for her sins and has received a brown sack to recycle cardboard. I think you need to look at the design and start to roll it out here.

The weight in the bottom stops it blowing away, this happens a lot down our street and we call up and get another one sent out.

Saves you money (in the long run) and saves me time!
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Henshaw

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Posted 5 years ago

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Allan Oldfield, Employee

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Dear Henshaw,

Thank you for your feedback on this - we are speaking to Blackpool about the sack that they use and the supplier that they have sourced. In fact I live in Blackpool and I am waiting to test my brown sack when it arrives.

A weighted sack was considered when we looked at the options for Fylde but the cost was significantly different. However, your point about replacement costs and customer time is valid and we will look into this option again.

Yours sincerely,

Allan Oldfield
Customer & Operational Services Director
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Henshaw

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Thanks Allan,

It’s good to know people are listening.The easier it is to recycle to more people get involved.

Fingers crossed this idea become reality.
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oap

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Good idea, lets make the best of a bad situation!
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Peter Martin

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I lost my sack again today and have ordered another one, please consider using a weight in the bottom, I did put a brick in the bottom the sack once but the refuse team refused to collect it.
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Bob Marchant

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What about a clip or the like to attach it to the green bin handle since most people will have them out for collection at the same time
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Peter Martin

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With the winter windy months coming up something needs to be done, otherwise I am going to have to call you every other week to replace my sack.
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Allan Oldfield, Employee

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Dear Peter,

Thank you for your feedback on this issue and I would like to assure you that we are working with the collection crews to get the white sacks put back where they will be secure from the wind i.e. using the handle of the green bins that are out at the same time or using the gaps in a gate if available.

However, if you would like a spare bag in case of emergency then please use the link below to order one and we will send one out to you:

https://www.fylde.gov.uk/forms/ShowFo...

In the longer term we are looking at alternative options for recycling, and there may be changes to the collection regulations that are determined by the disposal authority, that result in phasing out the white sack for a better container.

If you look at other postings under the white sack topics on this Forum you will see that the current position is one that has been necessary to address changes made by the collection athority and that can be accommodated within current budgets using the vehicles we currently have.

Every effort will be made to ensure that your white sack is replaced securely in the coming months.

Yours sincerely,

Allan Oldfield
Customer & Operational Services Director
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Andy Cain, Employee

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Dear Forum,

Fylde are now looking at alternative options to resolve the white sack challenges and you can have your say using the online consultation at:

www.fylde.gov.uk/recyclesurvey

Thanks