I'm sick of finding a wheelie bin on it's arse, empty, contents strewn
I put a paving slab on them which prevents this, but only if I remember
which I didn't yesterday.
So has anyone come up with a more 'set and forget' solution?
I'd buy/build a housing but we've two at the moment and the council are
threatening us with a third so waiting to see how that plays out.
If they have something in them, doesn't that lower the CoG enough to
prevent tipping ? Seemed to on mine. Of course given how "woke" most
people are, they're probably putting the light stuff at the bottom, heavy
on top ....
Our green bin was blown over last week, and since it's not being used
(yet) I left it like that ...
There are probably quite a few solutions. However the non-zero cost of
any of them suggests you'll be waiting a long time to see them
On the topic of wheelie bins, are we alone in having dustmen that look
inside and will just take the bag if it's tied, rather than tip the whole
bin ? Does it save time ?
There's also the rather grey area of liability for any damage a bin does
*after* the nice bin men have emptied it. Maybe one for the legal
Over the course of the fortnight in-between emptying the recycling bin,
i'll drink spirits in the first week, putting the heavy glass in first,
and have any mixers in the plastic bottles in week 2.
Nice one, problem solved.
Well, they don't have to take the bin back if they take the bag out,
but who knows how much time looking in every bin adds up?
Our bin usually has multiple smaller bags in it, so better to tip it.
Wherever I leave it for them they usually manage to return it by a wall
close to a lamp post where it's most likely to inconvenience someone
with e.g. a tandem push-chair.
On Fri, 15 Mar 2019 18:21:08 +0000, Rob Morley wrote:
'Companiable' push-chairs are even wider!
We have a standard footway then a wide verge. The bindroids (dimdroids?)
mange to leave the bins in the middle of the footway. Another metre wouldn't
be too difficult, surely.
On Fri, 15 Mar 2019 17:20:30 -0000 (UTC), Jethro_uk wrote:
What a standard 2' x 3' x 2" paving slab? They are almost glued to
the ground as far as I'm concerned, let alone hoiking one up onto a
wheelie bin! Use a smaller rock and get into the habit of always
putting it on.
I'd say! The wheels of the wagon barely stop revolving when they pick
up our blue bag (only wheelie bin is garden waste). Wagon slows
almost to a stop next to the bag, operative hops out, lobs, tightly
knotted, replacement bag onto drive, wagon pulls forward as operative
picks up bag, back of wagon arrives, bag lobbed in, operative jogs to
front of wagon, gets in, off they go. A wheelie bin might be just
leaving the ground in the same time...
Most people put the rubbish in the bin in the order it's generated.
They're certainly not going to keep a binload of rubbish around the
house in anticipation of some heavier items that they're going to
dispose of at the end of the week.
Yes. Or for the fact that our bin men abandon both our bins (food waste
is emptied weekly, general waste fortnightly, cardboard and paper
monthly and bottles and tins monthly, giving two per week), plus both of
our neighbour's bins, directly in front of our drive, forcing me to park
up and move the bins before accessing my drive (not fun if I am home
early, the road is full of school pick-up parents and it's pouring with
rain). They are also left directly in the middle of the pavement, making
it very difficult for parents with pushchairs (lots going to and from
the schools) or people in wheelchairs (again lots as there is a large
care-home 100 yards away and they bring residents our for a "walk" on
The council say that we are supposed to take them in within a couple of
hours of emptying, but that's rather difficult when they empty them
around 30 minutes after you've left for work!
With one of me and fuck all waste, it takes much longer than that.
I do put quite a bit of stuff I freeze in the smallest plastic bags and
put the bread from the bread machine in a medium sized plastic
bag and the frozen peas/corn/capsicum come in plastic bags,
but it takes a hell of a lot of those to fill a wheely bin.
Tell me about it.
I've tried without success to find a "sweet" spot out of the vortex. My
bins and the next-door neighbour's bins always blow over but
next-door-but-one's never do. If I could only put our back gardens in a
smoke filled wind tunnel and see what's going on here....
I've bought some webbing with ratchet tensioning and plan to put a few
eye bolts into the wall and lash the bins to that but -erme- it's a bit
too windy to do that at the moment!
Tell me about it.
But here in Kirklees the third bin is optional and for garden waste and
I recycle all of mine. The leafy stuff gets composted and the woody
stuff gets processed throughout the summer to make it suitable for
burning indoors during the next winter.
Is that all?! We have a bin for non-recyclable stuff, heavy duty woven
plastic bag/sack things for respectively paper, cardboard,
tins&plastic. Then there's a rectangular black plastic bin for glass
bottles, and a bin for garden waste, making six containers of various
sorts, in all.
My envy cup runneth over, not.
We have to cope with a black plastic bag and clear plastic bag for
recycling. I don't bother with the bottle box, just use the recycling
bin at the nearby supermarket car park.
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