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FixMyStreet
Missed Green Bin collection. Again!, 11th August 

11 Aug 18

Green Bin collection, which is a paid service, missed for 6th time this year.


Local news
[VIDEO] Puppies dumped at motorway service station ‘lucky to be alive’ 

10 Aug 18

The RSPCA are appealing for information after two puppies were ‘lucky to be alive’ after being dumped at a motorway service station last week.


FixMyStreet
Blocked pavements with cars and wheelie bins, having to constantly walk in a very busy Grange Road, 10th August 

10 Aug 18

Unable to use footpath due to wheelie bins and cars blocking pavement constantly Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 336 Grange Road, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Litter bin full needs emptying, 9th August 

9 Aug 18

The litter bin in Alder road is rammed full.


FixMyStreet
Broken up furniture with exposed nails and bag of clothing. Pavement is blocked by dangerous wood and nails, 9th August 

9 Aug 18

Over the past two months bags of rubbish and also a chest of drawers has been dumped under the tree at the top of Priory Road (the Cartland Road end).


Cricket
Edgbaston Calling 

8 Aug 18

Richard Nevin looks back on a day at the recent test match.


FixMyStreet
Only bin for miles has been removed, 7th August 

7 Aug 18

Please see picture for details.


Blog comment
Solihull’s 3-year split bin problem: the suppliers’ responsibility? 

7 Aug 18

In December last year it was reported that   several of the brown recycling bins supplied to Solihull Council by Yorkshire manufacturer MGB Plastics were faulty .


News
LETTERS: Your discussion from across the borough in this week’s Observer 

5 Aug 18

Letters from this week’s Observer regarding the split brown bins debacle.


News
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Cost to taxpayer of brown wheelie bins debacle is wrong 

5 Aug 18

Editor Les Reid’s comment in this week’s Observer.


Rugby
Brummies’s biggest bugbear revealed – and it’s not bins or fly-tipping 

4 Aug 18

Of the latest 2,943 complaints posted on FixMyStreet to West Midlands councils this year, 629 of them were about the poor state of the roads…


FixMyStreet
Missed green collection again!, 3rd August 

3 Aug 18

Yet again my garden recycling has not been collected and I’ve had to resort to reporting it! Les hope it doesn’t take a number of complaints a month to collect again.


FixMyStreet
Black bin bags piled up next to wheelie bins, 2nd August 

2 Aug 18

Stinky wheelie bins with 32 Broad Street painted on the side and black bags piled up outside 32 Broad Street.


Local news
Planners REFUSE Aldi application for Bristol Road South, Longbridge 

2 Aug 18

Birmingham City Council’s planning committee have today REFUSED permission for Aldi to build a new discount supermarket on Bristol Road South in Longbridge (Thursday 2nd August).


FixMyStreet
Rubbish left in Malvern park, 1st August 

1 Aug 18

Teenagers come here every evening, they have two bins in their close vincinity and they leave this rubbish every night.


Blog comment
HIVE UNIFORM BOX 

31 Jul 18

Dropped into The Hive (former New Invention Library) to check out the school uniform recycling project.


News
‘Massive backlog’ as council struggles to replace faulty wheelie bins across Solihull 

31 Jul 18

Frustrated residents given supply of bin bags while they wait…


News
Asda guard did NOT refuse to help save baby from baking hot car, says store chain 

30 Jul 18

Shopper who rescued tot claimed worker wouldn’t help for fear of losing her job…


FixMyStreet
Dirty rubbish man, 30th July 

30 Jul 18

The green truck that empties and replaces the bags in the street bins left all the bags around the bin.


Blog feature
Fashion Forward On A Budget 

29 Jul 18

How can I be  fashion forward when I’m on a budget ? The answer? Change your shopping habits, and choose to update your existing clothes, being inspired by current trends and designers.


FixMyStreet
Bins on both sides of roads full and overflowing, 27th July 

27 Jul 18

Overflowing bins again reported.


FixMyStreet
Large carpet, 27th July 

27 Jul 18

Left here just after the weekly household refuse collection this morning Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 73a Hamstead Road, Lozells Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Bins overflowing on Hingeston street, 26th July 

26 Jul 18

Bins overflowing on the photos shown on same street.


FixMyStreet
Rubbish dropped by recycling, 25th July 

25 Jul 18

Bin men today left a trail of rubbish down steyning rd from paper recycling.


FixMyStreet
Horrendous mess in council’s car park, 25th July 

25 Jul 18

The car park on Ladypool Road next to Clifton Road is a horrendous mess, with litter bins overflowing and litter thrown from parked cars all over the site.


FixMyStreet
Recyclable materials in green-lidded bins!, 25th July 

25 Jul 18

Please can the Council provide Broad Street Meeting Hall and the neighbouring mosque with blue-lidded bins and brown-lidded bins for their recycling which they currently stuff into green bins! If individuals are able to be environmentally responsible…


FixMyStreet
Overflowing bins by Dorridge Village Hall car park, 25th July 

25 Jul 18

Overflowing rubbish is a health hazard, especially in this heat Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Beconsfield Close, Dorridge Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Bins not emptied, 24th July 

24 Jul 18

Old women standing in groups talking and gossiping .


FixMyStreet
People sit in their cars and throw take away rubbish out the window, and barbecue coals dumped in the park… extensive rubbishing every day specially on weekend evenings,, 22nd July 

22 Jul 18

The whole of Tindal St, Homer St and George st Park is littered extensively, as is the length of Edward Rd.


FixMyStreet
More Fly-Tipping Located Here, 21st July 

21 Jul 18

A refuse sack and contents has been fly-tipped at this location.


FixMyStreet
More Fly-Tipping, 21st July 

21 Jul 18

A refuse sack and contents has been fly-tipped at this location Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
A large blue wheelie bin has been dumped on the pavement. It is taped closed and is very heavy., 19th July 

19 Jul 18

A large ( a bit bigger than a domestic) wheelie bin has been dumped on the pavement.


Blog politics
IF THEY ARE THERE USE RECYCLING BANKS 

18 Jul 18

I was pleased to see ASDA Old Horns have replaced some of their paper banks with easier to use ones.


Rugby
Birmingham bins boss demands fridge makers take old appliances away for free 

18 Jul 18

Council bins boss calls for appliance makers to take responsibility for their disposal…


Blog politics
OSCOTTS LITTER BINS SHOULD BE USED CORRECTLY 

18 Jul 18

Litter bins are meant for litter which residents are carrying with them when walking on the street not for general household waste.


FixMyStreet
Bin, Rubbish on the road., 17th July 

17 Jul 18

My neighbour’s bins have been on the curb for over 4weeks now and it hasn’t been collected because it’s overflowing and littering everywhere.


FixMyStreet
Rubbish dumped outside 30 Broad Street, 17th July 

17 Jul 18

Once again the residents of 30 Broad Street have overflowing bins and piles of stinky black bags littering the pavement outside their house.


FixMyStreet
Grey Bags not collected, 16th July 

16 Jul 18

These babes have been here for weeks.


FixMyStreet
Litter bins missing, 16th July 

16 Jul 18

Litter bins is missing at 11 bus stop clockwise on Stoney Lane near junction with Blakesley Road.


FixMyStreet
Rubbish outside Church at the end of Broad Street, 16th July 

16 Jul 18

There are overflowing wrongly filled wheelie bins, with 300E written on the side and what looks like a big marble worktop slab leaning against the Church at the Foleshill Road end of Broad Street.


FixMyStreet
Wheelie bins left out in street for weeks , as seen on previous complaints, 15th July 

15 Jul 18

Wheelie bins are left out in the street for weeks , the bin with 72 on it has been on the footpath outside 78 for three weeks along with others, this photo was taken at 21.50 hours on Saturday 14/07/18 it has been reported on several occasions…


FixMyStreet
Council Litter bins full, rubbsh on Soho Rd, Handsworth again., 15th July 

15 Jul 18

Some Council Litter bins full in the morning and afternoon and rubbish by bins, should before shops, businesses open in the mornng along Soho Rd…


News
LETTERS: Your discussion from across the borough in this week’s Observer 

15 Jul 18

Letters from this week’s Observer regarding recycling Brexit and bowel cancer.


FixMyStreet
Bins collected yesterday – street covered in litter, 14th July 

14 Jul 18

Bins were collected yesterday, lots of litter was spilled and is blowing up and down the street Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Litter all over the street, 12th July 

12 Jul 18

Careless handling of wheelie bins by collectors.


FixMyStreet
Wheelie bins left on road daily, 11th July 

11 Jul 18

Two Wheelie bins left on the road all day every day to reserve parking on a de-registered disabled parking space.


News
Cost of replacing faulty recycling bins revealed as Solihull council says 56,000 more could split 

11 Jul 18

THE cost to the taxpayer of replacing faulty brown recycling bins has been revealed while Solihull council has admitted 56,000 more could split.


News
Huge cost revealed of faulty wheelie bins across Solihull 

11 Jul 18

And there are tens of thousands of bins that still might need replacing…


FixMyStreet
False Disabled Parking Space, 10th July 

10 Jul 18

This is not a disabled parking space.


FixMyStreet
Dustbins overflowing on priory park, 9th July 

9 Jul 18

All of the bins on priory park need emptying.


FOI
Mixed Waste Recycling / Disposal 

9 Jul 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Stuart Clarke on 9 July 2018 .


FixMyStreet
Sacks of refuse dumped, 8th July 

8 Jul 18

Three sacks of refuse, dumped on grass verge outside electricity substation, over a week ago, People are now adding other rubbish to the pile.


FixMyStreet
Rubbish heaped outside 32 Broad Street, 7th July 

7 Jul 18

Once again there are overflowing bins, crap on the street, black bin bags littering the pavement – all alluding to 32 Broad Street yet again! Can the Council prosecute those involved at this address? This is a regular occurrence, it happens…


FixMyStreet
Rubbish dumped outside 3A Broad Street, 7th July 

7 Jul 18

For the past fortnight at least there have been black bags heaped outside the alleyway inbetween 3A Broad Street and the Barber’s Shop there.


FixMyStreet
Garden and household rubbish thrown over their own fence into the driveway creating health hazzard and also adding to the already blocked driveway with more obstructions, 6th July 

6 Jul 18

Some ones put their rubbish in the garage driveway, instead of using their wheelie bin.


News
Police force asks residents to ‘chain wheelie bins to wall’ 

6 Jul 18

West Mercia police have said wheelie bins can be a useful tool for burglars…


FixMyStreet
No collection for 6 weeks (recycling), 6th July 

6 Jul 18

Recycling not collected for 6 weeks on this road.


Rugby
Birmingham residents told to get doctors note to prove you need help to move your wheelie bin 

5 Jul 18

Council reviewing 12,000 households on assisted collection list…


FOI
Mixed Waste Recycling / Disposal 

5 Jul 18

Follow up sent to Birmingham City Council by Stuart Clarke on 5 July 2018 .


FixMyStreet
Fly-tipping and litter at Church Vale triangle., 3rd July 

3 Jul 18

There are a number of black bags and a fridge-freezer fly-tipped in several places around Church Vale triangle.