TOT household rubbish

On 23/03/18 13:46, Steve Walker wrote:

That makes our black bag for general waste and clear recycle bag seem overly complicated.
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I'm glad we have bins and no longer bags. That was a major improvement (foxes have already been mentioned).
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On 24/03/18 11:57, Tim Streater wrote:

Put the bags out in the morning. Only takes one week for any newcomer to realise that after their garbage has been dragged out of the bag for all to see.
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On 24/03/2018 13:10, Richard wrote:

Unfortunately you also get the a******e who will put food in the general rubbish bag and then put it out 5 days before collection!
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Fuck that.
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On 24/03/18 14:23, Tim Streater wrote:

OK. Get the missus to do it then.
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Unlikely. The pussy-cat, however, is up and about at that time of day.
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On 24/03/18 14:30, Tim Streater wrote:

Ah. So the collection is somewhat earlier than mine. No problem dumping my bags on the pavement when setting off for work.
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On 24/03/2018 14:23, Tim Streater wrote:

In Cardiff, the bin police will fine you :-).
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For what? Putting the bins out the previous day? Fuck that.
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On 24/03/2018 13:10, Richard wrote:

No way am I getting up before 7:00 to put the bins out for them to collect at 7:05. Just as well they have hybrid collection trucks and they are running on electric at that time, they might wake me up if they are running engines.
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On 24/03/2018 11:05, Richard wrote:

See....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkj7gZmuuhU

Around my way Black bag for general waste (landfill) - buy your own bags
Pink bag for mixed recycled waste - bags supplied by council
Small container for food waste - container and small biodegradable lining bags supplied by council
Large container for paper - council supplied Broken down card also collected.
White bags for recycled clothing which are often never collected so the next week they get stuffed into the black bags. I see very few white bags being put out these days.
A generalised observation: Around 1 in 20 put out a food waste container. If the wind is blowing many of these emptied containers will end up elsewhere! Many people seem to leave their paper waste until the containers are full so perhaps 1 in 6 have these containers are put out for any one collection.
Garden waste is an optional, additional, paid for service at around £50 a year and buy your own wheelie bin from the contractor (£30) or alternatively put your garden waste into a pre-paid branded bag at around 65p a time.
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On 24/03/2018 12:56, alan_m wrote:

I'm amazed that the efficient Germans haven't persuaded the EU to 'harmonize' bin colours. It might be good idea.
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I agree. It would be a very good idea if there were standard colours for specific types of waste, and standard items that can be collected at the roadside and/or recycling centres.
Moving from one area to another means learning a new council's rules - in some areas, normal waste is a black bin, in others it is green. In some areas they will take tin cans and paper (as opposed to cardboard), in other areas they won't.
Some councils charge extra for garden waste at the roadside, and rubble / broken plant-pots etc at the recycling centre.
I'd like to see a national standard for bin colours and what is collected, with no additional per-load charge for items that are taken to the tip (ie all covered by council tax),
I'd also like to see weekly collections of normal waste. Many times I've had to make a special journey to the recycling centre to take packaging etc which will not fit in the normal-waste bin, or even to take additional cardboard boxes. tin cans, glass etc which will not fit in the very small crate and even smaller bag for cardboard. Having to dismantle and rip up and fold carboard boxes to make the fit in the bag is not acceptable: the bin should be large enough to take these without putting the householder to the hassle of making it fit.
It is fine to encourage people to recycle more, but all households generate a certain amount of waste on average, and it all needs to be removed - whether in the normal bin or the recycling bin. There seems to be a school of thought that we should magically produce less waste, even of the recyclable type.
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On 25/03/2018 11:10, NY wrote:
<snip> > It is fine to encourage people to recycle more, but all households

If it modifies your behaviour to reduce waste and recyclable matter, it all sounds a good thing.
Otherwise pay the price of inconvenience.
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I'm all for encouraging people to recycle rather than landfill, by carrot rather than stick by making it easy to recycle rather than difficult/costly to landfill. But expecting people to reduce the *total* amount of waste is ludicrous. If something comes boxed, you have to get rid of the box - and you don't have the option of saying "supply this item in clean, pristine, undamaged condition but with less packaging" - the packaging is the means of making sure the item is clean/undamaged.
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On 25/03/2018 11:37, NY wrote:

Then modify your buying habits to include items with less packaging or suffer the consequences and so we suffer your moans.
I have never had an issue with size of bins, even when our children have been in disposable nappies.
If this is making you consider your lifestyle choice, so be it. It can only be a good thing.
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On 25/03/2018 11:52, Fredxx wrote:

Has it occurred to you that your local council's provision may be very different from NY's?
The pilot scheme our council ran for a couple of years had a blue plastic create that took a smaller range of stuff, and separate bags for paper and card. They made recycling some things significantly more difficult than the current scheme with a large wheelie bin that takes pretty much any recyclable.
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On 25/03/2018 14:58, John Rumm wrote:

I am aware there are differences, but the amount of waste is strongly dependent on the lifestyle choice and how many live at a property.

The issue here was quantity of waster rather that the different forms of recyclable materials.
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NY wrote:

Indeed, the best step they took here was to get rid of the plethora of bins for this/that/the other and the list of banned items (yoghurt pots, butter tubs, tetrapaks, window envelopes, cardboard with sellotape on it) and just take all the recycling in one bin ...
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