Recycling Bins too Dangerous for Refuse Operatives.
Thousands of residents are being told to help empty their own wheelie bins because they pose a potential health hazard for binmen.
Council officials...claim that the bins are at an "awkward height", making it difficult for binmen to remove the containers – for cans and glass - without a risk of strain and injury.
However, residents say the request is disgusting, asking why they should have to lift containers deemed too heavy for manual workers.....
Julie Ward, 40, a resident from Cross Hills, North Yorks, said: "When I think about it, I crack up laughing. The binmen are being lazy. It's just so annoying that we've got to start doing half their job for them."
Jean Ainsworth, 80, added: "I only put the rubbish out once a month because the pods are too heavy for me. It makes me wonder what I'm paying council tax for."