It is about will. The will to do your job. I have complained to the council and await their reply.
As for those, the shopkeepers, the small business people who work in order to eat, God Bless them. They are the backbone of this nation.
UPDATE: A fast response from East Lothian Council, but a predicatably lame one:
Waste Services are currently trying
cannot really be arsedto reinstate refuse and recycling collections where roads have been treated and access is available due to reasons of health and safety. Please put out your bins, excess bags and recycling boxes on your normal collection day only. Our aim is to catch-up we might try again in a biton collections by the end of next week where possible or where there is no danger of our bin men getting their little hands frozen or arses scraped and when they feel like it.
trying?/available?/aim?/where possible? / God, their tenacity and dedication surprises me. Meanwhile people with real jobs, jobs that matter, are doing their utmost to get to work, walking if necessary when the buses are cancelled, or risking life and limb. It makes me want to puke.