Living over the bookshop in King Street with the back door to our flat in Turner Street we have been putting out our rubbish and then rubbish and recycling there since moving here and opening the bookshop in 1987.
About 4 months ago the collections started to wrong with us and the other residents getting very sporadic collections despite lots of reporting to the council some of the recycling hasn't been take for about a month.
Now the council website has changed to rubbish only and no recycling, I'm not sure why, it could be that there is a lot of social housing, low quality private rented accomodation in a part of the town centre that is very noisy at night.
Overall I would say it isn't a very desirable area to live in and while a lot of the social housing has been built to a very high standard hasn't been designed to cope with the antisocial behavior and noise at night. One way or another there is a very high turnover in tennents and a lot of people with social issues concentrated in a small area where a lot of people don't recycle. By the time we stopped getting regular collections we couldn't see (looking up and down the street) anything other than black sacks.
Anyway I am not sure what's going on but it don't look good.
Work wise an exceptionally busy day here at Michael's Bookshop where I work in Ramsgate
The very busy days don't make much impact because of size of the stock, there are about 800 shelves in the bookshop these hold averagely about 30 books so about 25,000 books. or about 30 large 7 seater estate cars absolutely full of books. I the same way buying large collections of books doesn't impact as much as you would expect.