“A few weeks ago I had to phone EDDC up re. a missed collection of my kitchen waste and recycling. All the refuse had been placed in the normal place (where it has been collected for a number of years) and ALL of it was put there the night before collection.
My landfill bin was emptied but not my kitchen waste and the recycling containers, so I contacted the refuse department.
Firstly, I was questioned as to whether the containers had been put out on time and, secondly, where they had been placed (they are always placed just inside the gate and I need to keep this shut for various reasons). This, apparently, is not acceptable and I need to put them on the pavement if the gate is shut. Surely, this is a trip hazard?
I emailed them later on and said that I am not insured for leaving them on the pavement and I am sure they are not either. In fact, after the landfill bin had been emptied the gate was left open, so there was no excuse for the recycling not to have been collected. What is the definition of kerbside?”
Did you ask if EDDC’s public liabilty insurance includes accidents “kerbside” when waste bins are involved?
Best to do that by email and get their response in writing!