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Storm Babet busts new bins

Dear Spurtle,

We had two new land-fill bins installed in our street on Wednesday. When I came out the flat this morning, both lids had been blown open overnight and one of the inset lids had been blown completely off its hinges. I have reported this to the Council.

I rescued the lid and some of the components – it is a very flimsy arrangement with a recycled plastic hinge rod in two sections and a poorly detailed metal plate fixing. This is what has come to bits and has also ripped through the plastic of the main lid.

Basically, it's a poor design which has failed at the first test – plenty room now for seagulls and rats etc. to get access …any sign of this occurring elsewhere?

Jerry Forde
East Claremont Street

Broken bins