Ah well, it's that day of the week the rubbish and recycling are put out.
Our LA has weekly rubbish, and alternates between green bags (garden
waste) one week, and paper/cardboard (blue box) and cans and plastic
(green box) another.
Paper/card is no problem. It can all be laid flat, and often put into a
cardboard box they are quite happy to take as well.
However plastic and cans are a different matter. We have a can crusher,
which means tins take up minimal room, but ****
ing plastic ! It is
amazing how much a household of 3 (including one teenager) can go
through. And no matter how much we try to crush the plastic bottles
(milk, water) and plastic packaging, it still fills about 10 carrier bags.
Ideally, I'd like something like a paper shredder for plastic. Or
something which can compact bottles. A quick google for "domestic plastic
shredder compactor" suggests I will struggle !
Do any uk diy-ers have solutions for reducing the volume of plastic
On a positive note, we used to put 3 or 4 bin bags out a week. Since
sorting recycling, we rarely have a full one, which underscores how
wasteful we are as a society.