If everyone has these bins, no one will need to steal them. Secondly, ive had mine for over a yr and no one has tried to steal it or vandalize it. And yes im close to Farrell Dr and Mt Carson and as previously stated doesnt get blown around other then tipped over before i became clever and aded some weight to it. Thirdly, these bins have wheels on them so the collector can wheel it to the truck to position them for the lift so parked cars on road arent an issue. Finally this is a PILOT project to test out any issues. Im just surprised so many people speak out without any previous experience with these bins
Posted: 6/16/2012 3:24:10 PM
Karen Murray :
I lived in Scotland 20 years ago and we had the same system and at the time I was very impressed as it worked so well. Good for Mount Pearl.The bins are quite heavy so shouldn't blow away.
Posted: 6/16/2012 12:53:29 AM
I live in paradise and we get lots of wind.I have a garbage box that weighs aprox. 100 lbs.I have seen this box blow down the street....Sooo if mt.pearl supplies you with one "bin" and that breaks up the first winter....what then?????do they keep supplying the residence with these bins forever?????I can personally see a tax hike in your future..........
Posted: 6/15/2012 9:09:15 PM
The first place that I observed a similar system such a this for garbage collection was in Australia. It seemed to work fine except that they do not experience the type of winter weather that is common here. Will the system work well during the winter months? It will be interesting to find out.
Posted: 6/15/2012 8:38:57 PM
I live off of wyatt bld area-personally with the wind and snow in this area-I dont really see this working--i say give everyone 2-large free nets,which would be cheaper and more convenent to put away--I dont really want this big ugly bucket near my door
Posted: 6/15/2012 7:47:18 PM
Scott Wins :
I guess they will have to restrict on street parking on these streets on collection days. Where will residents put the bins when there is 10 feet of snow out into the road. This has epic fail written all over it.
Posted: 6/15/2012 7:46:33 PM
So what about houses that have basement apartments , they get one too and where do they put there bin , this way of garbage pickup is only good for certain layouts of a city . They are gonna have problems like parked cars in the way , super windy condition that will blow these bins away , WINTER . I don't see this being successfull at all , waste of tax payers money !!
Posted: 6/15/2012 7:39:17 PM
Great idea. I have been using these bins for a couple of years and theyre great. No troubles in the winter. They're big enough to hold all your garbage bags including your basement apartment neighbours, believe me. Mine has never blown away yet, just tipped over with 90km/hr winds. Nothing a small boulder thrown inside the bin to weight it down won't fix.
Posted: 6/15/2012 6:48:44 PM
Well I have to say..seriously..I can see them being stolen..or beat up..destroyed..and we live on top of a hill..I have to go to work..garbage comes around after i leave..9 chances out of ten it won't be there when i get back..either due to wind blowing it out into cars and traffic..or stolen, missing whatever..this is money wasted on something I can't see ever working..and what if you have too much garbage are we only allowed what can fit..? Seriously..great idea but unrealistic for people who live on waltons mountain and farrell drive where the winds are too high!! I can see a car accident being cause by flying cans..sad but true/./
Posted: 6/15/2012 6:19:59 PM
St.John's tried this a few years ago, but it didn't last long. With cars parked all over the road, the truck has to be able to get close enough to the bin. If you have 8 or 10 bags of garbage, you'll need more than one bin.
Posted: 6/15/2012 5:36:58 PM
Great idea--even if I'm from St.John's. No problem during the summer, but we are not in Florida--hope winter doesn't cause too many problems
Posted: 6/15/2012 5:06:04 PM
I am sick of picking up my neighbors box in the middle of the street as they make great toys for the wind to blow around
Posted: 6/15/2012 4:48:54 PM
Those containers hold what? maybe 3 or 4 bags. What if you have 6 or 7 bags? Right now, at least in St. Johns, you can have a max of 10 bags. Just wondering how that works for MP.
Posted: 6/15/2012 4:30:36 PM
Paradise Boy :
Too bad Paradise didn't think of this when they decided to buy new trucks and do their own collection. Would have been nice to get rid of all those nets and wooden garbage boxes that are eyesores and rat havens.
Posted: 6/15/2012 4:12:51 PM
Lab west :
We have this system in lab west and it works great
Posted: 6/15/2012 2:49:26 PM
Newfoundland gal123 :
What about homes with a basement apartment in them. Will that house get two bins? I dont think that one bin would hold enough garbage for 2 families.
Posted: 6/15/2012 2:23:20 PM
You dont get anything for free.Watch for taxs to go up to pay for the bins
Posted: 6/15/2012 2:06:35 PM
If this was in St. John's or somewhere else with attached houses, no driveways, or onstreet parking would it work? Where would I store this in my attached house on Gower Street, on my roof? And my car is parked on the road, how do they pick this up?
Posted: 6/15/2012 2:05:46 PM
To Soshi :
Go to the Hardware Store and buy a second one, problem solved and audit your disposal amount it's obivious that you are not breaking down it's if you are producing that amount of trash. I have a family with 3 kids and do not produce that amount a week.
Posted: 6/15/2012 2:04:07 PM
Mount Pearl Guy :
Yea I wonder why Mount Pearl won't allow wooden garbage boxes to placed by the curbside... i don't see anything wrong with it. All other city/towns does this but not Mount pearl.. why?
Posted: 6/15/2012 1:31:03 PM
Harsh Conditions at times :
I really hope it works - but I do wonder have they considered snow storms while people are at work with plows coming along? Cars parked all over the place on some streets, often with little alternative. Our high winds coupled with some very steep hills in some locations.
I hope they pilot all the real Newfoundland and Labrador conditions before a full roll out. This is not Florida.
Posted: 6/15/2012 1:23:55 PM
This is a good idea. I'm from Ontario and we have had this system of garbage collection since I've been there. It works in all seasons and weather. The only downside to this, is that there will only be a requirement for driver. This can only mean one thing, job cuts.
Posted: 6/15/2012 1:21:47 PM
LOLLLLLLLLLL Joe funny because it is true. I live on Mt.Carson as well and I watch my neighbours fence with 4x4 posts snap like a twig last winter, so a garbage bin will be lovely. I had a perfectly good garbage box and got a letter in my mail box from the City that it wasn't allowed.
Posted: 6/15/2012 1:20:28 PM
H Jefford :
How does it work in the winter with ice & snow & Frost
Posted: 6/15/2012 12:21:20 PM
Good stuff! :
Its about time.... I'm sick of ugly nets & blankets strewn around lawns every week, and I'm sick of seeing garbage torn open by birds why can manage to get garbage out from under these supposed deterants. These bins are clearly the way to go.
Posted: 6/15/2012 12:17:29 PM
Sooo, one bin for each resident or each residence? Most families of three or more produce more garbage than that each week, especially if they have pets as well. You can really only fit two bags in a bin.
Posted: 6/15/2012 12:14:16 PM
great idea! hope it catches on everywhere! Glad to see that the city is providing the bins.
Posted: 6/15/2012 12:06:22 PM
Lovely until mine blows away up on top of Mt. Carson....
Posted: 6/15/2012 11:52:13 AM
City of Mount Pearl :
Mount Pearl is leaps and bounds ahead of St. John's. This system is used in Florida for recycleables as well. The container must be put back off the street by 6pm on collection day so they are not an eyesore.