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The facilitators of this petition believe this issue is very important to the ecological and economical stability of Ithaca as much of the attraction to Ithaca is to our natural areas and the natural beauty of our neighborhoods.
Ithaca is a college town that makes much of its profit by being appealing to student from around the world trash and litter damage that beauty and thus damage our attraction to those students.
Our policy regarding the societal problem is the addition of trash receptacles and cigarette ash cans in key heavily populated areas in Ithaca such as the commons and the college town business district.
There is much statistical evidence of the effect of untreated litter and trash on waterways and natural areas for one example a study conducted by clean Virginia waterways showed that cigarette butts (38% of litter nationwide according to studies preformed at California state university) causes pollution in waterways sufficient to kill small animals necessary to the environment.
In addition cigarette litter comes at a cost to the department of streets and facilities in an estimation made in a similar environment to the Cornell campus Penn state spent 150,000 dollars picking up butts on their 15000-acre campus.
Ithaca cannot afford the time or money necessary to keep our streets clean under current circumstances however there is a way to reduce the amount of litter.
We believe by adding thirty to sixty public trashcans to the residential and business districts of Ithaca there will be a decrease in the amount of trash thrown on the street.
The Mill pond is situated in Bromley, Kent BR2 and is in a very sad state. The river Ravensbourne runs into and out of the Mill pond. In May 2010 Bromley Council and the Environment Agency promised to have a public meeting with regard to the future of this historic site.
Unfortunately the Environment Agency cancelled the meeting at the last moment and to date a re-arranged meeting has not happened. It is understood that the Environment Agency have now relinquished any responsibility for this site except for maintenance of the river. Various groups have been in contact with Bromley Council asking if they have any plans for the Mill Pond in the future. In response the Council have stated that because of the current financial situation they have not got sufficient funds to do any work at the site.
If the Council / Environmental Agency had dredged the silt over the past couple of decades the problems we see now would not have hapened. Those concerned are worried that the wildlife found at this site, the pond has been here for hundreds of years, will gradually disappear as the site continues to deteriorate.
If this deterioration continues as it has over past years it will become a total eyesore for all who live nearby and all those who pass it by.
Numerous councils have cut weekly refuse collections to cut costs. We are concerned that Labour councillors in Newcastle are developing plans in secret to cut our bin collections to fortnightly and this petition is one part of our campaign to save the weekly bin collection.
Promoted by Jason Smith on behalf of the Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party, both at 74 Falstone Avenue, Newcastle NE15 7SG
Nature of this Petition:
We the undersigned oppose the cuts in doorstep bin collections at farm, rural, outlying and hard to reach properties, resulting from the Special Meeting of the Council Cabinet on 26th January 2011, because of the negative disruption, cost and littering it causes to residents and all affected neighbours.
We call upon the Council to:
Reverse its decision to end doorstep bin collections. Also to continue doorstep bin collections at these properties, until and unless there has been fair, fully costed and wide ranging consultations with all residents who could be directly and indirectly affected.
THIS SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN IS NOW CLOSED.
THE PETITION WITH 1,900+ SIGNATURES WAS HANDED INTO THE COUNCIL ON MONDAY 5 SEPT AND the council voted unanimously to overturn the cuts in bin collections at the full Council meeting on Wed 28th Sept 2011
PREVIOUS RESIDENTS MEETING ATTENDED BY 100 PEOPLE ON 10th AUG AND EVEN MORE PEOPLE ON 31 AUG.
Public Meeting Press Release – August 2011
IN THE NEWS
Good news for rural properties in Rossendale
Threatened bin collections in Rossendale saved
'Laughing stock' Rossendale bin collection plans scrapped
Doorstep rubbish collections scrapped after 130 years
Council announces new plans subject to feedback being received
Lancashire Telegraph - Residents' fury at meeting over rural bin collections axe
ROSSENDALE MP Jake Berry Bin collection proposals are total rubbish Aug 9 2011
Lancashire Telegraph - Residents hit back as 700 Rossendale homes lose bin collections
Granada Reports - Rossendale Bins Anger
Channel 4 News - Rossendale scrapping doorstep bin collections
The Telegraph –Rural households denied home bin collections to cut costs
Express - Outrage of the families forced to empty their own dustbins
This petition opposes the cutbacks in household doorstep bin collections. These are being imposed in Rossendale by the council, without consultation or regard for the high cost and negative impact on residents.
Residents affected by the cutbacks pay high Council tax and have a basic right to have household waste collected from their properties. People living in rural areas are being unfairly discriminated against. These are valid reasons why cuts in front line services are not merited.
These cutbacks in front line services are likely to be just the first step. There is real concern that the council will go further in the future by having more residents handle and transfer smelly household waste to central collection points.
Thousands of residents from 700 properties in farm, rural, outlying and hard to reach parts of Rossendale who are having their bin collections axed and will have to take their rubbish up to two miles to their nearest collection point, known as a ‘dump site’.
Thousands of additional properties are affected and residents are opposed to the cuts in front line services and imposition of unwanted ‘rubbish dump sites’ nearby to their homes, to be used for dropping waste for storage and collection.
Waste has to be at the rubbish dump site by 7am on the day of the collection, but cannot be dropped off the night before, meaning residents have to get up at dawn to get there. There are widespread concerns that rubbish will unnecessarily blight residents around the collection points.
Rossendale Council claim they will save £75,800 by binning collections at farms and rural locations, however this figure is unsubstantiated and likely to be significantly overstated when the true costs of setting up the dump sites, changes to staffing practices and provision of car boot liners are taken into account.
Those affected by the cuts say they are being ‘short changed’ after handing over thousands in council tax every year. Many of the rural properties pay council tax of more than £2,000 per year but the council is cutting services with no redress for residents.
A council decision to introduce recycling to around 700 properties was initially taken by the previous Conservative council. However the current Labour controlled council is going further with cuts in front line services and seems uninterested in reversing that decision. Residents are supportive of recycling and are awaiting proposals from the council on a recycling scheme.
The council is claiming that consultations are taking place, but from the outset, continuation of front line collection services has never been an option. Many of the affected residents have not been fairly consulted and have raised concerns to councillors. There is a lot of ill feeling about the way this is being handled by the council. The council is attempting to claim that residents are readily accepting these cuts in front line services and impositions of dump sites, but there is little evidence of this and Councillors are coming forward to acknowledge that there has been an unfair lack of proper consultation before any decisions were taken.
Residents are in the process of organising further meetings. Check back here for details.
Please support your neighbours in opposing the cutbacks by signing this petition and inform everyone you know who has an interest.
On May 11th 2010 the Independent Reporter, employed by the Scottish Government, overturned the decision made by the Officially elected Highland Councillors and gave the go ahead to CPC Highland Ltd to build the Incinerator in Invergordon.
This decision flys in the face of democracy and is an Environmental and Social injustice.
Many local people living in the Kirklees Council area are opposed to council plans to abolish their weekly rubbish collection service.
Labour councillors want to save the weekly grey bin rubbish collection service to keep their areas clean, tidy and free of litter, stop rubbish piling up in streets and gardens, and prevent fly tipping.
Local people have told us they also want to recycle more by increasing the frequency of the green bin collections and have glass collections.
We want to collect signatures for this petition to force Kirklees Council not to axe the weekly rubbish collection service and to help local people to recycle more by increasing the frequency of the green bin collection and glass collection.
Thank you for your support.
Inspired by the success of Modbury (www.plasticbagfree.com/) in south Devon and the film Message In The Waves (www.messageinthewaves.com/) a group of us from Reading Friends of the Earth (www.readingfoe.org.uk/) and a few other local groups are working on getting Caversham in Reading to follow suit.
We would like to see local shops support a reusable cloth bag and to stop providing plastic bags, or if this is not possible try and source biodegradable versions.
Big Brother 8, can you believe that??, we have had to suffer nearly 10 years of attention seeking freaks of nature adorning oyur TV sets, as they flaunt their obvious imperfections and argue about domestic chores ( mmm, that last bit sounds like my house ).
As if that was not enough, we have to endure the horrendously excitable Davina Mccall and all those other Big Brother spin offs on Channel 4, E4 etc anaylising the far end of a fart as these pathetic specimens lounge around getting on each others tits...NOW IT IS TIME FOR US ALL TO STOP THIS DISEASE!!!!
As the local councils aroud England are about to bring in weighing our rubbish and if it is over a certain weight we will be charged.
We should be allowed when shopping in major stores to be able to discard the packaging especially the cardboard which is unessary to most products when bought and these should be the shops responsability to get put it in their waste and not added to our problem of recycling it.
It would be far easier for the stores and cheaper for the waste disposale to go to the shops pick it up rather than going around the streets looking for the rubbish.
Councils across the UK are already collecting rubbish fortnightly or plan to do so in the near future. This constitutes a health hazard.
This petition seeks to get back to the way its been for years, that is a weekly collection service.
I have been cleaning out argos and seen the rubbish that is paper that is recyleable.
I know british companies are doing their best. but they do need some help so i am campigning for recycling bins that can hold a large amount of paper
July 11, 2006
We treat the environment like a joke.
I have seen so many rivers/lakes in the past full of rubbish and dangerous objects such as beer bottles, cans, plastic bags and plastic. But you can help!
Think about it:
National Tree Day
Cleanup Australia Day
Or just simply helping the environment by easily picking up rubbish you see and putting it securely into the rubbish bin! It's not hard at all.
Rivers And Lakes:
Have you ever noticed the scummy dirty look on rivers? Many causes of pollution including sewage and fertilizers containing nutrients such as nitrates and phosphates.In excess levels, nutrients over stimulate the growth of aquatic plants and algae.
Excessive growth of these types of organisms consequently clogs our waterways, use up dissolved oxygen as they decompose, and block light to deeper waters.
The pollution of rivers and streams with chemical contaminants has become one of the most crutial environmental problems within the 20th century. Waterborne chemical pollution entering rivers and streams cause tramendous amounts of destruction.
Pathogens are another type of pollution that prove very harmful. They can cause many illnesses that range from typhoid and dysentery to minor respiratory and skin diseases
Three last forms of water pollution exist in the forms of petroleum, radioactive substances, and heat. Petroleum often pollutes waterbodies in the form of oil, resulting from oil spills.
SAY "NO" TO PLASTIC BAGS!!!They are very dangerous to birds and other native wildlife.Birds use littered plastic bags for their nests and end up getting caught/tangled in it and experience a horrible suffocation!
Use the green environmentally friendly bags!!!Put an End to Plastic Bags - it's in your hands. It's simple and inexpensive to make the change.
Please sign my petition!
All comments/signatures will be greatly appreciated.
What's all this rubbish Tellitubbies about? It's been going on for all too long. These people have their babies grow up saying eh-oh instead of hello! It's ridiculous.
I understand babies like colourful and funny things. but surely you can make them say hello???
Milton Keynes needs rubber/plastic wheelie bins, to keep out animals and wasps. To limit the spread of rubbish around our gardens. For health and safty standards.
We need the trash collectors to be able and willing to empty the rubbish bins without problems.
On July 22nd I was stung by a wasp, due to the rubbish collectors failed to pick up my rubbish on the 15th of July. IF my partner had been stung that would have caused a instant reaction and possiable death due to he is highly allergic. I phoned the rubbish collectors company numberous times between the 15th and the 22nd with out answers. PLEASE sign this petition. Thank You.