Refuse is collected from outside of the flats 6 days a week. The Inn supply all flats with a weekly selection of pale blue and opaque (white) refuse bags. Please use the pale blue ones for non-recyclable items, and the opaque bags for all recyclable materials i. e. (clean) plastic, cardboard, glass, aluminium cans etc. If you have flat pack cardboard boxes or piles of paper (e. g. newspapers) you can tie up with string, and leave for recycling collection as part of the waste collection service. We do encourage you not to put your refuse outside on the pavement, especially on Saturdays and Sundays, this is to avoid encouraging foxes and other vermin, and the mess they make. If you have any questions about refuse collection, what is recyclable, or you need more bags, or information generally please contact Chief Porter, Nick Bracey: email@example.com.
I have a large item to dispose of, what do I do?
For large items of refuse e.g. broken appliances or furniture etc. please do not simply “dump” outside your flat. Please contact Nick Bracey or his staff members at the Gatehouse in the first instance and they will be able to help you with advice as to how best to have the item safely and appropriately removed, depending on what it is.
I got locked out, what can I do?
Spare sets of keys should be available for every flat in the Inn and the keys are kept securely by the Wardens at the Gatehouse. You can ask them if you can “sign out” your spare key, provided that you return it as soon as convenient to them. If you have a service provider for your flat e.g. cleaning helper or child minder, by prior arrangement with the Chief Porter, Nick Bracey you can nominate and authorise specified persons to borrow the key with your express permission.
Water Checks by the Inn
Why do the Inn want to check my domestic water supply, and take samples?
In 2020, during Lockdown, due to stagnation that occurred in some places, following lack of occupancy/use of facilities, Legionella bacteria were found in some water systems in the Inn. As part of the Inn’s responsibility and risk assessment reaction it has been necessary to put in place regular systems of monitoring and checking. At this time, we do not know how long this will have to continue, but it is hoped that residents will be disrupted as little as possible and will be facilitative in allowing reasonable access for these measures to be adhered to. If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Styles in the Estates Department in the first instance: Bethany.Styles@lincolnsinn.org.uk.