Plenty of recycling bins were left on Dubbo streets as confused residents were wondering where they went wrong. Photo: KATE MOODYIf women are the ones who have problems reading maps then it appears there’s an imbalance of genders within Dubbo.
Nanjing Night Net

The maps provided to residents by Dubbo City Council, which marked out what streets would have their recycling collected and when, have proven to stump most.

Dubbo City Council’s Civil Infrastructure and Solid Waste Asset Systems Engineer Michael McCulloch said the kerbside recycling service was having a few teething problems and asked residents to be patient.

“Some people have had a bit of difficulty interpreting the map,” Mr McCulloch said.

Myall Street resident Bert Gordon said he thought the map in the information pack provided by council showed his house within the “Week A” precinct.

“That was very confusing that little map thing,” Mr Gordon said.

“I couldn’t work it out.”

His general waste was collected Monday mornings so Mr Gordon had his yellow-lidded bin lined up Sunday night ready for the July 5 start of the kerbside recycling service.

His garbage was collected Monday morning as usual but his recycling was left untouched.

Along with most residents in the street Mr Gordon left his yellow-lidded bin out on the kerb.

“Everyone else has got theirs out so I left mine out, save carting it back in. I don’t want to miss it,” he said.

“I’ll take it back in tomorrow or wait until the neighbours move theirs.”

But if your bin wasn’t colleted with your general waste this week, Mr McCulloch said it would be collected next week and then each fortnight thereafter.

“There was always going to be a bit of confusion … it was hard to get all that information on one small fridge magnet,” he said.

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