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Changes to Recycling in Stafford

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by staffordjas, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. The Hawk

    The Hawk Well-Known Forumite

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    Not strictly true. Councils are empowered to define what type of waste can go in each bin, with the caveat that, effectively, the green bin is a catch all for any other type of defined household waste which doesn't have its own specific bin/bag. Indeed, some Council's have withdrawn the waste collection service from those who have failed to use their provided bins correctly
     
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  2. The Hawk

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    The detail of the proposed changes to Stafford Borough Council's waste service, which are to be discussed at next week's Cabinet meeting, can be found on pages 73 to 80 here.

    In addition, to the proposals to commence charging for the brown bin service, there are also proposals to close all 21 recycling collection sites.
     
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  3. staffordjas

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    Seeing the amount of cardboard piled up on top of the full bins on Wildwood Co-op carpark, and then piling up on the floor around them most weeks, ( in addition to the bottle/can bins being well used), will be interesting seeing all that lot being squashed into blue bags .

    Will these blue bags be one use only and slung in the lorry each collection? If they are emptied and left for re-use it's going to cause problems for us with bags blowing away. We have to leave wheelie bins at end of a long shared driveway with 4 others. Works well with the wheelie bins, but cant see bags staying put in strong winds.
     
  4. Gramaisc

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    Bags seems a backward step in the current "anti single use plastics" atmosphere.
     
  5. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    It won't be. It'll be dumped by the roadside or on the edges of the Chase by those who have a car. People who don't drive and the elderly will end up having to pay to get it card away.

    Borough Council need their heads examining.
     
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    Oh I assumed they would be like tonne bags so reusable. Bloody idiots.
     
  7. Lucy

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    Okay, reading through it is that and additional to the blue bin. I'm happy with that then.

    I'm pretty sure the recycling centre sites in the appendix are incorrect.
     
  8. Cue

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    Ugh. “When kerbside wasn’t an issue”

    And now the amount of stuff we recycle has gone massively up. I regularly make use of the Asda one when I’ve got too much cardboard for the blue bins.
     
  9. Withnail

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    So everybody puts their 'brown' waste in the 'green/general waste' bin.

    Costs for 'general' waste collection stays the same.

    There is no 'brown' waste collection coz no one's up for it out of their own.

    Net benefit to everybody is zero.

    We all appear to be up for this sort of abrogation now because apparently we don't actually want to live any where near to each other.

    We might nonetheless want to reflect that we have another thing coming to us.

    Turns out there is such a thing as Society after all.
     
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    I'll get in here before @Tilly, because on this he is correct, blame the Conservative central government for all the local government belt tightening.
     
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  13. Gramaisc

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    I'm 'fairly sure' that, during the early days of this, one of the self-congratulatory 'information' leaflets that arrive with the council tax demand, stated that the scheme was largely self-financing, the cost of something like 30p per bin-lift, being met by the value of the end-product of the material processing.
     
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    Wonder if this is going to go status -esque .

    I own my own home , look I'm special.

    I have a better car than every one cos I'm stupid enough to pay high finance but I'm a shite driver.

    Look I am putting my brown bin out will really put the cat amongst the pigeons :rofl:
     
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    I think you'll find we are paying for shit.....................,........,....,..........,.but not for shit to be taken away.
     
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  16. Gramaisc

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    I had a genuinely bizarre conversation when it all first started.

    "I'm not having one of these new brown bins."

    "Oh, why not, it'll be really handy, you know."

    "Well, I'm just not paying to have a third bin cleaned every fortnight!"
     
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    I'm no saint , I have my house number and address properly printed on my bins , non of this paint shite .
     
  18. Mikinton

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    I already make around half a dozen trips to the tip per year just to get rid of all the garden waste we produce at Mikinton Manor, in addition to what gets taken away in the brown bin. As we'll be paying for a bin, there'll be no more trips to the tip and the bulky stuff that I would have taken will just have to be chopped up and put in the brown bin. And we'll bag stuff up in the summer to make sure the bin won't be empty in winter and early spring.

    I've never painted my house number on my bins, preferring to use old stickers. My blue bin used to have a Ferrari sticker on it until recently.
     
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    If I pay you £15 a year to take my garden crap away is that ok?
     
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    I was trying to work out if £36 a year was a good deal (petrol, minimum wage etc), and reckoned I'd have to fit in a shopping trip in town on the way back to make it worthwhile. So I'm afraid any extra journeys would be a non starter. But if I let you know when there's space in my bin, usually February/March, feel free to bring your "garden crap" over.
     
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