Now Binmen are Banned from Hauling the Rubbish! They ‘Might Hurt Their Backs’ Wheeling Bins, Claims CouncilTuesday 24 July 2012
‘Refuse collectors have been banned from pulling wheelie bins up alleys because of fears they may suffer a back injury.
In a decision blasted as ‘defying common sense’, hundreds of residents who for decades have been putting their rubbish outside their back doors have been told it is too risky for binmen to collect.
Householders – many of them pensioners – must now pull the wheelie bins along narrow alleyways near their homes themselves or risk not having their rubbish collected. Their only alternative is to attempt to trundle the large bins through the inside of their homes to the front.’