EDITOR'S COMMENT: Cost to taxpayer of brown wheelie bins debacle is wrong - The Solihull Observer

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

Solihull Editorial 5th Aug, 2018   0

THE debacle of thousands of brown wheelie bins splitting has bulged our metaphorical ‘postbag’, as this week’s Letters suggest.

Solihull council has sought to re-assure residents it is fixing matters.

Yet there are still dissatisfied customers – with not only reports of delays in replacement bins being delivered, but those replacements not showing up when the council said they had.

A ‘manufacturing fault’ was discovered in the 76,000 plastic bins distributed three years ago – so manufacturer MGB is meeting the direct costs of replacing them, the council tells us.




Yet council taxpayers have already had to fork out £85,000 in council labour costs to sort out the mess.

And that does not seem right.


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