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> Litter On Streets, Where Is Council Tax Going
partickbloke
post 20th Dec 2015, 11:49am
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Living in Partick I have to walk past loads of unpicked litter.
Im going to upload photos, Ive emailed my MSP Sandra WhiteI go past the same litter day after day , sometimes it sits for weeks, I do pick up some.
Partick has a very dense population due to high rise buildings at Glasgow harbour and tenements, so the council tax take must be much more than lower populated areas, but they are not spending it on street cleaning here

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post 20th Dec 2015, 11:55am
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Photo just off Dumbarton road near partick train station.

Then a photo near Glasgow harbour. Both bins missing every street in partick is the same, unpicked litter left for weeks

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post 20th Dec 2015, 12:27pm
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Just at corner of rosevale st near roundabout, milk carton had been there for three weeks.

Other photo is entrance to Glasgow harbour, rubbish left and right, plus when you go through tunnel more rubbish at other side

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post 21st Dec 2015, 12:18am
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The dog dirt bag disposal seems to be a problem all over the city. In 2011, inept Glasgow Labour councillors announced that any dog owner who stayed in a council house risked losing their home in the crackdown on dog fouling. Unlike other councils, though, who took less draconian – but more effective – measures, Glasgow city council did not roll out an effective policy of installing additional 'dog dirt bins' to supplement the normal litter bins. The result was that dog owners used normal litter bins for dog dirt, which led to over-filled and foul-smelling bins, which became a health hazard, especially during the summer months.

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GenghisKhant
post 23rd Dec 2015, 06:04pm
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Unfortunately.., it's not just Partick that is suffering from unsightly litter in Glasgow.., many places within Glasgow suffer similar issues.

In Shawlands - especially around the Academy area - the litter problem is getting unmanageable.

The main problems here is the number of takeaway's in the area that open up at lunch-time. Empty pizza boxes..., polystyrene chip boxes..., empty cans litter the area daily. Main problem is twofold:

1. Current small litter bins on lampposts get filled quickly. Unfortunately the emptying cycle does not match the filling cycle and overspill blows around the streets. Guess what? It rains in Glasgow!!!

2. Rain soaked cardboard cartons block the drains causing large puddles and inconvenience to the public.

The remedy is very simple however, the Council appear not to have the common sense to undertake simple maintenance activity ensuring that waste generated is managed properly and that blocked street drains are cleared regularly, especially during the leaf fall period.

I have found one positive item with the Council, and that is their app where you can identify an issue and the location..., send in a report and photo from your phone..., and they have to take appropriate action as your complaint is registered and numbered. They also respond when they have completed the job. This appears to work well in south Glasgow as all pot holes...., fly tipping ..., graffiti..., damage street lamps..., overfilled rubbish containers etc. that I have reported have received suitable action to sort the issue. If you haven't tried it give it a go and see what happens.
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post 23rd Dec 2015, 07:31pm
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The main problem seems not to be the lunchtime takeaways but rather their clatty customers who toss their wrappings away. Make littering an offence, police it properly and make it as anti social as spitting in the street.
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partickbloke
post 24th Dec 2015, 07:43am
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partickbloke

Unfortunately.., it's not just Partick that is suffering from unsightly litter in Glasgow.., many places within Glasgow suffer similar issues.

In Shawlands - especially around the Academy area - the litter problem is getting unmanageable.

The main problems here is the number of takeaway's in the area that open up at lunch-time. Empty pizza boxes..., polystyrene chip boxes..., empty cans litter the area daily. Main problem is twofold:

1. Current small litter bins on lampposts get filled quickly. Unfortunately the emptying cycle does not match the filling cycle and overspill blows around the streets. Guess what? It rains in Glasgow!!!

2. Rain soaked cardboard cartons block the drains causing large puddles and inconvenience to the public.

The remedy is very simple however, the Council appear not to have the common sense to undertake simple maintenance activity ensuring that waste generated is managed properly and that blocked street drains are cleared regularly, especially during the leaf fall period.

I have found one positive item with the Council, and that is their app where you can identify an issue and the location..., send in a report and photo from your phone..., and they have to take appropriate action as your complaint is registered and numbered. They also respond when they have completed the job. This appears to work well in south Glasgow as all pot holes...., fly tipping ..., graffiti..., damage street lamps..., overfilled rubbish containers etc. that I have reported have received suitable action to sort the issue. If you haven't tried it give it a go and see what happens.


Thanks i have found the app, so will start using it.
The bins overflowing with dog dirt still have not been emptied as of wed 23, i took the photo on fri 18th, so it looks like the council is Leaving our bins un emptied for weeks at a time
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post 24th Dec 2015, 07:45am
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Heres the report litter etc link.
Please use it, you pay council tax, help glasgow to solve the uncollecred litter crisis.

https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1160
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GenghisKhant
post 24th Dec 2015, 05:28pm
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Your "The main problem seems not to be the lunchtime takeaways but rather their clatty customers who toss their wrappings away. Make littering an offence, police it properly and make it as anti social as spitting in the street."

I hear what you say regarding clatty customers and agree that there are many inconsiderate people who discard their litter without thought for others. The problem is exacerbated by the inappropriate (small) sizes of litter bins in areas where large amounts of waste are generated. The school pupils take the easy route..., bin full..., stack the boxes on top. In their minds they have disposed of the rubbish correctly. Along comes the wind and blows all rubbish around the street. I have spoken to the head teacher about the problem and the school does regularly remind the pupils of their social responsibility. More scheduled emptying of the bins would go a long way to solving these type issues that are prevalent across Glasgow. One other area that raises an issue and that is the role of "street sweepers". We used to have a guy with a trolley and two square bins who would tour the district covering most of the area at least once a week. He would sweep the gutters ensuring that the drains (stanks) were kept clear of rubbish, and empty the lamp post bins leaving the plastic bags for the other operators to collect in their vans. Our sweeper appears to have moved north into the Strathbungo/Queens Park area which I have to say is one of the cleanest areas I have seen in Glasgow. Proof that the use of a permanent street sweeper role works. We need the Council to get back to basics..., review the management/staffing of the Cleansing Department and re-introduce street cleaners/sweepers Glasgow-wide.
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post 24th Dec 2015, 10:16pm
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I have recently returned from Viet Nam, traveling the length of the country.

Viet Nam although attracting many foreign tourists is not party-party land unlike other S.E. Asian destinations. What impressed me was after 10 o'clock in the evening the streets would be swept, rubbish collected at central points, all possible recyclable material was collected and set aside. When all garbage was gathered, mainly by hand and broom trucks then came and loaded it up and transported it to waste disposal dumps.

I do not seek to compare the economies of scale with Glasgow, however take Singapore and Kuala Lumpur with concentrated high density living, this level of garbage in the streets would not only not be tolerated but would incur massive penalties.
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