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Another example of the pathetic health and safety culture decimating British society. EU Directive, anyone?
Source: Daily Mail
She is 5ft 5in and only seven stone, but Mia Cousins had no problem carrying bags of grass cuttings 50 yards from her garden to the roadside ready for disposal.
The same did not apply, however, to the four burly binmen on the council’s ‘green’ collection run.
The three loaders and a driver left a note on the recycling sacks saying they had not been moved because they were too heavy.
The council at Fareham, Hampshire, has defended its binmen claiming they were acting within their rights under Health and Safety Executive rules on ‘ excessive manual handling risks’.
But Mrs Cousins, a 41-year-old widow and head of retail for the clothing chain Warehouse, said: ‘I’m incensed by this. If I can carry the bin bags then so should they.
‘Binmen are supposed to be quite strong. They’re supposed to pick things up. They wouldn’t be able to do their job if they were weedy.’
The note on the sacks complained that they weighed more than 45lb and contained soil including turf – a claim she denies.
Other victims of bin madness include Gareth Corkhill, from Whitehaven, Cumbria, who was fined and given a criminal record after leaving the lid of his full wheelie bin 4in ajar.
Widow June Kay, 79, was told to push her wheelie bin more than half a mile down a steep hill if she wanted it emptied by Ribble Valley Council in Lancashire.
And Lenny Woodward, 95, a nearblind former Desert Rat, was told that Norwich City Council would not collect his rubbish because he put a ketchup bottle in the wrong bin.
Just another bunch of diktats from your unelected communist rulers, the EU.
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