Following up on yesterday's story about bins, and Cheshire East's denial that they are involved in searching through bins as suggested this week in a national newspaper, some residents have noticed that stickers with barcodes were placed on bins yesterday.
One resident writes: "I rang up Cheshire East about this and was told categorically that it is nothing to do with them and they know nothing about it. As the bins technically belong to Cheshire East I presume the stickers are unauthorized.
"The stickers have clearly been put on bins without the knowledge or approval of the local authority. I have done Cheshire East a favour and ripped my sticker off. I suggest others do the same."
Another Audlem resident has also contacted Audlem Online. He says: "Further to the bin issue, as I was driving back from Market Drayton yesterday the 'Grey bins' were being emptied. I was behind the wagon and had to wait for on coming traffic. The Bin Collector Operative (man) opened the lid of the bin and had a quick rummage through the top layer before it was deposited into the wagon."
And a third resident asks: "Re searching the waste disposal – would this be done when bins are out on public areas or would it be done on the private land of the bin holder? Does this constitute trespass or something of a similar nature?
"I know the council say they are not doing it at present but that does not mean they won't do it in the future or behind our backs. Or if you do know the answer perhaps you could enlighten us all."
Frankly, it's all a bit of a mystery and, no, at present we know no more than we are told.
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