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cantabman1, Jul 21, 7:36pm
Just wondering what has happened to the general rule of not disturbing the peace, when I was woken at 4.30 AM by a recycling truck doing the rounds?.


digga7, Jul 21, 8:05pm
Maybe there's more bins on his route now and he may wish to get home at a reasonable hour.

janbodean, Jul 21, 8:20pm
If 4.30 is too early for you imagine how early the operator got up. Perhaps he wants to complete as much as he can before the traffic cranks up.

flopsie, Jul 21, 8:33pm
What the policy there? Our bins don't have to be out till 7 30 am.

cantabman1, Jul 21, 8:36pm
A good point, but i thought it was by 7am; anyway I don't see how they can get away with working at 4.30am disturbing people's sleep.

omnicow, Jul 21, 8:48pm
I think it's funny how there's always someone ready to defend the indefensible. Rubbish trucks are loud enough to wake the dead. It doesn't matter how early the driver wanted to get up, or how many bins he has. People have a right to a good night's sleep. If there are too many bins, then we need more trucks. Logistical problems should not fall on the shoulders of the public to suffer under.

Make a complaint to the council, cantabman. It's not okay for them to be disturbing the peace that early.

I'd love to see how the people defending this would feel if it had been them woken up at 4.30 in the morning. Seems everyone is always willing to tell someone else to put up and shut up, but never has any empathy for people who are suffering. NZ culture is a bit sick that way.

pezarointeriors, Jul 21, 8:50pm
I agree cantabman1. That is not on. Doesn't matter what the job. Otherwise it could be argued that there is nothing wrong in any other work starting at that hour.

pezarointeriors, Jul 21, 8:51pm
Spot omnicow.

tomber, Jul 21, 9:39pm
That doesn't make sense. Hire more workers if thats the case.

issymae, Jul 21, 11:18pm
are you sure it wasn't a sweeper truck, doing gutters, similar looking and works night hours

fineo, Jul 21, 11:50pm
If you recheck that you will find you are advised to put Bins out the night before.
Runs times can and are changed from time to time
Pick ups start at 5 am
4.30 start by truck is in breach of not only contract but company policy.

crazynana, Jul 22, 12:13am
CCC website says to put bins out the night before or before 6am on collection day so it would seem that 4.30am is way too early surely. Their instructions would seem to imply 6am is the start of collection.

cantabman1, Jul 22, 12:30am
I am on Brougham St, so have got used to the sound of Trucks Police,Fire,Ambulance, and Green Dr's car. They at least don't wake you up with noise at 4.30am,, but revving refuse truck is another matter.
I will phone the council. Thanks.

shakirafan, Jul 22, 1:32am
If I put mine out that late, it wouldn't be collected, ours are usually collected around 6am.

fineo, Jul 22, 3:18am
Opps,Drivers Breakfast was 5am.
First pick up 6 am.
From CCC website
Your responsibilities
To make sure your bins are collected, please check that bins:

lids are shut flat
are out by 6am and in by 11pm on collection day (to help prevent bin theft)
are on the footpath or grass verge closest to where the collection vehicle passes, logo facing the road
are at least 50cm apart from each other and from obstructions like trees and power poles
are not contaminated. Check the Christchurch Wheelie Bins app or the Sorting page to find out what to put in which bin.
If your bins go missing on collection day, please report to the Council within 24 hours of your pick up day to avoid replacement costs.

If you are moving house, please leave the bins behind at their allocated address.

flopsie, Jul 22, 3:26am
Yep I was just curious as we are in Ashburton.U wouldnt know when theyre coming here, any time between 7 30am and 5 30 pm.We are still on bins for recycling and bags for rubbish so not a good idea at all to put out the night before.

golfaholic2, Jul 22, 3:32am
And not allowed to work those hours in residential areas .
Bastards were out my way last night , kept me awake for hours as Im sensitive to the frequency of the noise they emit

astrophe, Jul 22, 6:54am
Complain to council and directly to Waste Management.

jessebird, Jul 22, 8:21am
we have road sweeper at early hours,oh well just doing their job.

cantabman1, Jul 23, 8:38pm
Landlady has contacted Council, and awaiting a phone call reply.

fineo, Jul 24, 1:27am
Will be interesting as to my knowledge the drivers cannot get into the yard until around 5 am.
Are you near any shops or pubs,at that hour sounds more like commercial pick up.

babylak, Jul 24, 11:24am
Same - just after 6am each collection day.
Got caught out when we first moved to the property as we used to put them out before heading to work at 8am.

bosch2006, Jul 25, 4:19am
Get over it mate.

stojo, Jul 25, 7:07am
Psalm 143:8
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.

kacy5, Jul 27, 6:41am
Just turn over and snooze on. It's not a daily occurrence is it?

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