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    last summer was horrendous with a wheely bin crawling with maggots and massive flies buzzing around the bin YUK :x

    caroline150969

    I have joined last summer was horrendous with a wheely bin crawling with … I have joined last summer was horrendous with a wheely bin crawling with maggots and massive flies buzzing around the bin YUK :x


    That's the biggest problem....there are only a tiny number of areas that recycle 'compostable' products. I could have a collection once a fortnight if my bin was full of plastic, glass etc, but I recycle all the usuals already & I really don't fancy 2 weeks worth of rotting leftovers, nappies & any other decomposing items I can find.

    In the Daily Mail there is a set of stickers you can send off for, you stick them on your wheelie bin and they say stuff about bringing back weekly collections.

    I do not mind recycling at all it a neccessity with the amount of waste we produce but it gets me really angry when you adhere to the local councils recycling rules and then find out that they have been dumping the recyclable waste into landfill sites because of their poor management of handling the recycled waste!
    but fortnightly collections of house hold waste is not on and I don't know how councils can feasibly justify it. I will resort to a weekly car trip to the local tip with the house hold waste this year.. not exactly enviromentally friendly is it ?

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    The council/government are saying it's to get us used to not producing so much rubbish and to make us all more eco-friendly, but when the big supermarkets pack absolutely everything in ridiculous amounts of packaging that isn't recyclable I don't know how we're supposed to manage.

    Our bin is always full about four days after collection. Two kids in nappies and a hungry 6'4 husband don't help....

    If I knew that landfill sites were being used correctly and recyclable stuff was being...err.... recycled rather than dumped, then that'd be one thing. As it is though, I think they're trying to cut corners and line their pockets so I've signed up.

    caroline150969

    I have joined last summer was horrendous with a wheely bin crawling with … I have joined last summer was horrendous with a wheely bin crawling with maggots and massive flies buzzing around the bin YUK :x




    Mine was just the same. Joined too :x

    Mmmm - pardon the pun, but the debate is certainly food for thought. When we lived in the Netherlands, we had one large wheelie bin for general household rubbish and a smaller one for compostable waste (including grass cuttings). The collection for each bin was on alternate weeks. The bins were also micro chipped making them accountable to indiviual households. The bins were weighed on collection and if the weight of the bin exceeded the limit a bill was raised or a credit to the household account given if it was under the limit. Downside of this scheme however, was occasionally a 'heavy' household would sneak out after a neighbour had put their bin out...and dump refuse in their bin!!!
    The problem in the UK is the diabolical organisation of recycling. The Dutch are actively encouraged to easily dispose of recyclable refuse...leaving less household rubbish, meaning it is perfectly feasible to go 2 weeks between collections. HOWEVER with little or no encouragement and unreliable collections, i would have to say that with the current UK system, fortnightly collections are woefully inadequet...:-(

    I've only got one wheelie bin and that's for Garden rubbish. We still use black bin liners.

    ok we manage on fortnightly collections and don't find it too difficult. in saying that our recycling bin is always overflowing before its collected.
    If supermarkets used less packaging it would be easier, with better council orginisation it would be easier but it can be done.

    We have three bins.

    Garden waste (every 4 weeks)
    Plastics, paper, tins (every 4 weeks)
    General waste (every 2 weeks)

    Quite frequently have to climb into the recycle bin and jump to squash the rubbish down. Okay as it is full of paper and plastic bottles anyway.

    Collection of general waste every 2 weeks is rather unhygenic and I refuse to believe it is some atttempt to make us reduce our waste that is some marketting ploy assuming we will suck it right up like a sponge.

    ah see our blue and green bin are collected alternatly

    jennybubbles

    If supermarkets used less packaging it would be easier,


    Totally agree with Jen :thumbsup: Did anyone see the BBC1 breakfast show this morning when someone was using a bag of dried apricots from Asda as an example of overpackaging? It was a Good for you range of about 25 apricots and every single one in the bag was individual wrapped :? ridiculous!!!

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    Its horrendous for people with nappy kids. However much you try to wrap in scented sacks, a fortnight of rotting is a health hazard.

    edi

    Its horrendous for people with nappy kids. However much you try to wrap … Its horrendous for people with nappy kids. However much you try to wrap in scented sacks, a fortnight of rotting is a health hazard.


    Use cloth :thumbsup:
    (sorry had to get a plug in somewhere on this thread :-D )

    Our local Council collects general refuse once a week, I hadn't appreciated that this would not be the case elsewhere :?

    we have a brown bin ( garden, food and cardboard) collected every 2 weeks
    a blue box ( plastic, glass, cardboard, paper) collected the same time as the brown bin.
    and the green bin for general waste which is collected the every 2 weeks.
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