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OMG Just had wheelie bins delivered

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Our council has just started a wheelie bin collection, which means our refuge is collected once a fortnight. The grey bin (landfill) is so much smaller than our green (recycling) wheelie bin. …
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
Our council has just started a wheelie bin collection, which means our refuge is collected once a fortnight.

The grey bin (landfill) is so much smaller than our green (recycling) wheelie bin.

How do poeple cope?????

I consider that I don't throw that much away, and my recycling bags have always been much fuller than my nieghbours. But it is still a challenge.
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Subscribed. :)
#2
I hate the idea of two weekly collections. I worry about rats and things :(

Also, a man was fined here for not ensuring the lid was left closed on the top of his bin. How crazy is that? It's just another tax, as if they don't get enough from PCNs and zoning all our roads and forcing us all to pay to park outside our own homes. *deep breath* Arghhh!!! Councils!!!!
#3
We have 4 wheelie bins now,
Black - General waste
Red- Recycleable plastics and glass
Buff- Paper and cardboard
Green- Garden waste and food waste

The black bin is emptied weekly and the other three every fortnight. For a family with 2 children we now find that we only half fill the black bin.
#4
We have a full size green wheelie bin (normal household rubbish), A full size Brown wheelie bin (garden recyling), 2 blue boxes (glass & tin recyling) and blue bags (Paper recyling). Weekly collections for all except garden recyling which is fortnightly.
#5
strange :? ours are the same size...
if there are 4 or more of you living in your house you can phone the council up & they will send you bigger bins :thumbsup:
[helper]#6
All these rules and regs, fortnightly collections, penalties for lid not closed etc are crazy. I live in a small village next to a quiet dene where people just dump rubbish because of these restrictions. Council is always having to clear it out. Why cant they just take the stuff from houses in the first place? Also where I used to live you were allowed 3 free collections of large items per year from your house but where I live now you are charged - hence sofas, fridges etc regularly appearing in the dene!
#7
we have a normal black wheely bin for general rubish which is collected once a fortnight
then we have a small plastic green box for tins/glass and a bag for paper and these are collected fortnightly too
#8
we have just one black wheelie bin and it is emptied just once a fortnight we are 2 adults 2 teenagers and a 5 year old and a large dog it is terrible we are now having to go to the tip once per week as well as we struggled with it on weeklys.
banned#9
Two adults we only have to put both bins out once a month, though they collect fort nightly.
#10
We have no wheelie bins, no ordinary bins, no refuse sacks provided and we put out as much rubbish as we want every week. We have recycling collected once a fortnight and some people don't bother to recycle at all. We have no garden waste collection.
If there were sensible rules and volumes ( not like Greyparrot's situation), I would prefer to have wheelie bins.
#11
I totally despise our local council (Glasgow) for the way they handle refuse collection. We have 3 bins - 1 brown for garden waste, 1 green for general rubbish and 1 blue for recycling. The brown bin is collected once a month for 6 months of the year, and twice a month in the late spring/summer/early autumn. The green bin is collected weekly but the recycling bin annoys me greatly. Its collected once a month, you cant put paper, card, brown boxes, or a large percentage of recyclable materials. We (just a family of two no kids) tried to recycle everything that was recyclable for a two month period and we filled up the recycle bin within two weeks, leaving the remainder to go in the general waste bin.

But our local bin men look through the recycle bin and if they find anything that doesnt meet with their criteria (a brown card box cut down and flattened which used to hold water bottles) they stick a sticker on it and leave it full. Whats the point in recycling if the council wont provide decent recycle facilities which they make money from the recycling of materials?
#12
nikkib123
Do you have boxes for your cardboard, glass and paper provided by the council and collected fortnightly?
And plastic bags for your tins and plastic?


we used to have that, now all of these go into a green wheelie bin. including glass. this is collected on the week the landlfill wheelie is not collected.

Except for compost, which is a new service. this has its own box.
#13
phoenixalpha


But our local bin men look through the recycle bin and if they find anything that doesnt meet with their criteria (a brown card box cut down and flattened which used to hold water bottles) they stick a sticker on it and leave it full. Whats the point in recycling if the council wont provide decent recycle facilities which they make money from the recycling of materials?


OMG I have done this with cardboard. This is truning into a right game!
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I thought i would have loads of stick off you lot for moaning about a small landfill wheelie. thanks for your support[/COLOR]
#14
Our bins is collected once a fortnight, we have a stupid wee box for recycling. I go to the tip with our excess rubbish ince a week - we have a cat, and in the summer the two week old cat litter in the bin really stinks, old food attracts flies and the place stinks. It's a stupid stupid way of collecting refuse, it's like we're back in the 70s and it stinks!
#15
We only have one black bin and no others! Its collected once a week, but my mum and dad live in nearby district council and they ave a b;ue bin for recycling, a green for compost and a black for non recyclable, my dad now takes our recycling whenever he visits and fills their blue bin each week, as our council refuses to run a recycling collection.
#16
We have had the fortnightly collection for about 8 years now and you do get used to it and only occasionaly have to go to the tip with additional rubbish. If you clean your bin out and disinfect it every so often there is no smell, leave it propped open upside down to dry.(Most important in the summer otherwise it will start to smell).
Squash cardboard boxes before putting in the recycling bin to gain extra space.
We weren't happy when we first got the bins but I have to admit that there is less rubbish on the streets on bin day now and it is much easier to wheel the bin from the back garden to the street than to carry loads of bin bags.

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