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Recycling changes...

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Tumble weed, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Tumble weed

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  3. Tumble weed

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    Wonder what'll happen to all the blue/black paper boxes, saying that, they repeatedly recycled mine.
     
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    Terrible idea. You know what fills a blue bin? Cardboard.

    Should be the other way around really.
     
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    More importantly, a lot of plastic wrappers are now being switched to ones made from potato starch, which are compostable.

    Where will they go when we all refuse to pay for the brown bins?
     
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    Aren’t these bags just going to blow away?
     
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    I don't see how it can possibly work either , as others have said, it's mostly cardboard that fills the bin, how's a reusable plastic bag going to be practical? , for starters , they tear, are how's the said bag going to be returned to you ? , I hope they have the sense to put it in the blue bin.
     
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    I've just been to take my blue bin to the top of the long shared drive. The brown bin I'd put up earlier was already blown over, so can't see a blue bag staying in place overnight and throughout the day ... (Especially once emptied and left thrown down with all the others until everyone returns from work).
     
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    Be confident!

    These matters have been considered by (well-paid) professionals - all will be well.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    This will end well. I assume refuse collectors will not take refuse that is strewn around the street.
     
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    It'd have been simpler to supply another bin , and have it operating on alternate weeks.

    I mean , when it rains, won't this bag get wet and the recycling ruined , or do we put the bag in the blue bin, and watch the guys tip the whole lot into the lorry, new bag included ? XD
     
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    I've just had to retrieve my brown bin from down the road , didn't bother returning to my driveway with only mine being left out in our corner.
    Luckily I was here to bring it back before it went 'walkies' the same way as my green bin did !
    Can't see them being bothered where these blue bags are being left.
    (Although as everything seems to end up blown onto my garden, like builders bags , big blue IKEA bags etc, I can see me having a green bin full of these new things!)
     
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    I once rang the council to say all the massive cardboard boxes and mountains of rubbish from the empty house next door was blowing onto my garden, and no way I could dispose of it all in my bin. Their answer "We can't do anything about it unless it's on the actual road......"
     
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    Sorted that for you:
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    I'm usually very concientous when it comes to recyling stuff, but feel like just bunging it all on the green bin now!

    We have 12 bins left out in a line along the top of the shared driveway most recycling weeks, as some households have 2 blue bins . There isn't going to be enough room for an additional 5 + blue bags plus cardboard boxes (as just read you can request additional bags as well as leaving cardboard out seperately in boxes), we won't get the cars out!
     
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    It seems very odd to me that we put glass in the blue bin and this seems to be the root of the problem - it gets broken when dropped in, or when the collection vehicle compacts it, then contaminates the other stuff.

    We have a blue bin in Ireland - everything but glass goes in it. You take your glass back with you when you go shopping and put it in the colour-segregated bins there. This seems far more sensible and practical. The other materials in the blue bin are then easily sorted mechanically without breaking up glass bottles and jars. The blue bin vehicle can thus compact stuff without causing contamination.

    When the recycling collections started here, with the original green boxes, the glass was collected separately, then we started just flinging it all in together...
     
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    We had a class caddy where I grew up too. It’s all a bit backwards here
     
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    I was thinking the same, where exactly am I going to store this new cardboard bag, I don't really want to store it in my house so that leaves the shed , the alley or outside next to the row of the rest, it's getting to the point where I'm going to need my own bin store !

    I'm also contemplating what to do with the old caddy, not sure if I can be bothered keeping it, so it'll either be green binned or go in the recycling bin.

    But if you actually read all the article , the fun doesn't stop here, apparently, certain plastics will no longer be accepted for recycling too .

    Seems like they've completely over complicated things.

    And I care little about the savings the council is making with the new system, when they're increasing our council tax. It's just another way to offer a crappy service.

    And as others have started, many leave their bins outside their house where I live. This new 'bin' will be more street clutter.

    Wish they'd have just gave a proper new bin, and alternated the recycling weeks.
     
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    "There are also some changes to what can be recycled in the blue bin. Plastic, cans and glass can continue to be recycled in the blue bin but some plastic items will no longer be accepted in the blue bin – more information will be provided online soon and with the new calendar next month."
     

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