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Changes to Recycling in Stafford

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

  1. arthur

    arthur Nixon Garden Neatness

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    can I start burning my waste - cardboard and the like or is that pollution
     
  2. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    That'll cheer Greta Thunberg up.

    Well, something needs to...
     
  3. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Yes - Stafford is not a Smokeless Zone.
     
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  4. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    Our solicitor , when we bought our house, pointed out the conditions saying that our house ( on Wildwood) is in a smokeless zone and wasn't allowed garden fires .
    Seems like no- one else is taking notice of those conditions any more. ( Or with so many buy to let on the estate, the people renting aren't aware of it....)

    Also says no caravans and work vans on driveways or gardens, pigeons, chickens etc...... So those conditions definitely being flouted!

    Still got the paperwork saying all that with our deeds.
     
  5. Tilly

    Tilly Well-Known Forumite

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    The title deeds saying no vans on driveways, no working from home etc, are unenforceable

    They were a sell the houses quick clause by the developer

    They have no place in law and are actually ignored by the local authority when new planning applications arise within existing developed boundaries

    Writes Anne Expert
     
  6. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    Looking at the type of bags that 'they' are considering...

    https://www.expressandstar.com/news...n-charge-and-paper-waste-bags-spark-concerns/

    Can see big problems with all 5 of our blue bags from the houses by me, which will have to be placed right at the end of a shared driveway as the refuse collectors won't come down to the end of each of our drives. Can see them being emptied , slung down and end up disappearing down the road in the wind.
    Mine was the only brown bin up this week. Luckily I went straight out to bring it back down, as they had just dumped it smack bang in the middle of the pavement by the middle of the access to all 5 driveways . Can't see them being very careful with the blue bags :roll:
     
  7. joshua

    joshua Well-Known Forumite

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    Has anyone else had their caddy taken from the blue bin by the binmen ?
     
  8. The Hawk

    The Hawk Well-Known Forumite

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    Not recently. The refuse team disappeared with mine a few years back. A quick call to the Borough Council and a replacement was dropped off.
     
  9. Perrier

    Perrier Well-Known Forumite

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    Only ever put mine out once.

    ...never saw it again.

    Must be loads for sale in cex and cash converters ;)
     
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  10. PeterD

    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    Been caddyless since I got my blue bin, everything goes in the blue bin and the binmen have never once had an issue.
     
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    joshua Well-Known Forumite

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    https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/money-saving-recycling-shake-up-3600406

    Residents are set to see changes to their bin collections to help save £275,000-a-year.
    Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is planning to scrap the separate bags used for newspapers and magazines.
    In future, householders will be asked to put the items in their grey wheelie bins instead, which are already used for cardboard, glass, cans and plastic bottles.
    The council’s cabinet is expected to approve the move at a meeting later today, although it's not clear when the changes would come into effect.
    In a report, chief finance officer Andrew Stokes states: “Our evaluation shows there will be significant financial savings in moving to a fully comingled arrangement.”
    Alliance Environmental Services (AES) operates the bin collections on behalf of the council and currently has to use two different types of vehicles. This is because papers are loaded into one with a ‘split body’, which is more expensive than a standard bin truck.
    If refuse collectors just use standard vehicles, they can be more flexible with their rounds and also cut maintenance costs.
    Mr Stokes says the switch would have benefits for residents as well, with fewer complaints over missed collections. Some householders have found that the plastic recycling bags blow away after being emptied or get tatty and need replacing.
     
  12. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Interesting but not relevant to Stafford though as it's Staffs Moorlands.
     
  13. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Staffs Moorlands say 'chuck it all in the same thing as it will save us money'

    whereas

    Stafford Borough Council say 'chuck it in different things as it will save us money'

    And politicians (whether local or national) wonder why we don't believe a word they say.
     
  14. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    What I can see happening with all ours, when left at the top of a very long shared driveway . (I bring my neighbours bins back down if I'm in and they are out all day, but not carrying plastic bags back down to leave in front of their doors, only to be blown away across the gardens)
     
  15. Noah

    Noah Well-Known Forumite

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    I'm guessing that it is not the councils that are driving this, it is the various contractors who collect the recycling/rubbish.
     

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