Author Topic: Minor victory - Birmingham household waste sites by cycle  (Read 1666 times)

Kim

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Minor victory - Birmingham household waste sites by cycle
« on: October 27, 2020, 02:55:09 pm »
I just tried again, after months of storing assorted waste, and received this:

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Hi Kim,
I don't believe I have seen your previous email. My apologies as I always try to reply as quickly as I can to any query. We do not have any objections to you using your bicycle, we have others that do the same. When filling out the application form to book a slot all you need to do is put the word 'Bicycle' where the form asks you for a car registration. Doing this will allow you to make a booking just the same as those who have four wheels.

Kind regards
Maxine

Maxine Wilson
Depot Administrator
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)203 567 3775
Veolia, James Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, B11 2BA

I've suggested they change the wording on the website to something clearer than:

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Access will be by car only, strictly no pedestrians allowed
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Minor victory - Birmingham household waste sites by cycle
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2020, 03:09:28 pm »
Horse FTW.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: Minor victory - Birmingham household waste sites by cycle
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2020, 04:28:21 pm »
Or: Reliant

Kim

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Re: Minor victory - Birmingham household waste sites by cycle
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2020, 04:58:22 pm »
Horse FTW.

As long as you remember to duck when you get to the height barrier...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Minor victory - Birmingham household waste sites by cycle
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2020, 05:00:35 pm »
Horse FTW.

As long as you remember to duck when you get to the height barrier...
Still carrying out witch trials in the Waste Midlands?
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Re: Minor victory - Birmingham household waste sites by cycle
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2020, 05:59:54 pm »
Well on the wheels front a 'pedal cycle' combination of trike and trailer could have five...

fd3

Re: Minor victory - Birmingham household waste sites by cycle
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2020, 06:37:41 pm »
Excellent news! I need to do a run to clear out all our tetrapacks and the cargo trike would be perfect for the job.
And we know the flag of love is from above/And we can force you to be free

arabella

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Re: Minor victory - Birmingham household waste sites by cycle
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2020, 03:33:45 pm »
O yay

Ipswich lumps cyclists and pedestrians alongside cars without trailers.  I (correctly) assumed that a cycle with a trailer still qualified as a car without trailer on account of still having limited luggage volume (is luggage something you lug or is there another derivation?).
"for registration use n/a" so I did.

I think we had similar 'motorist only' restrictions way back, or it was much better hidden and needed a local Kim to have it corrected.
In the dark, all views are the same.

Re: Minor victory - Birmingham household waste sites by cycle
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2020, 12:11:49 am »
Nice one. But don't bask in glory just yet, onto McDonald's next  :thumbsup:

Kim

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Re: Minor victory - Birmingham household waste sites by cycle
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2020, 03:23:06 pm »
Just taken a load to Lifford Lane.  No issues.  (Possibly because I used four wheels? :))
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

fd3

Re: Minor victory - Birmingham household waste sites by cycle
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2020, 05:05:16 pm »
If they don't shut over lockdown I should be able to do a tip run!
And we know the flag of love is from above/And we can force you to be free

Re: Minor victory - Birmingham household waste sites by cycle
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2020, 09:26:16 pm »
Interesting.  The last time I took a trailer load down to Jericho Lane in Liverpool, also operated by Veolia they wouldn't let me in.  I may make further enquiries. 
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Re: Minor victory - Birmingham household waste sites by cycle
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2020, 03:15:54 pm »

Dear Andrew


Many thanks for your email.


We are sorry that you have been refused access to our Otterspool HWRC using your bicycle trailer.  Access by bicycle is permitted.


We apologise for any inconvenience caused and ask that you continue to use Otterspool HWRC for your recycling.


Kind regards
Rosemary




Customer Services
Veolia Merseyside and Halton
United Kingdom
Not fast & rarely furious

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Re: Minor victory - Birmingham household waste sites by cycle
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2020, 03:52:38 pm »
Nice one. But don't bask in glory just yet, onto McDonald's next  :thumbsup:

That should be illegal currently. Covid regulations require you to be in a vehicle and neither driver nor passenger exit from it when using a drive through. To my mind riding a bicycle would not be classed as being in a vehicle. Possibly a velomobile would count. But then again they are not turning away motorbikes.