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Recycling changes...

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

  1. c0tt0nt0p

    c0tt0nt0p Well-Known Forumite

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    I don't know if this has been posted (and I'm not going to check) however below is a list of things that Roots (off Newport Road) currently recycle.

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  2. Cue

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    We just contracted a 1100L mixed waste bin (sorted offsite) at the office so I’ve started taking all our large cardboard waste there (closet than the tip...) and just using the bags for small card and paper.
     
  3. kyoto49

    kyoto49 Well-Known Forumite

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    Good news :)

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  4. Carole

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    Some wonderful people in our village have organised a recycling initiative.

    They have asked us to collect, in a bin bag, any items that can’t usually be recycled in our bin, but item that Roots larder will take.

    Pet food pouches, biscuit wrappers, crisp packets etc.
    Once a month we drop them off at a communal place in Bednall and this person takes the whole villages recycling to Roots.

    Not only that, it was started just before lockdown, so she’s been storing it in her garage for 3 months when Roots weren’t open.

    The village have embraced it, such a wonderful idea I think.
     
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  5. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    In terms of the blue bin, what do we do with blister packs, where the plastic is stuck to the cardboard?

    Do we need to separate the plastic before putting the cardboard in the bag, and the plastic in the bin?
     
  6. GNM67

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    That's what I do, but then I also separated them even when they both went into the blue bin
     
  7. Gramaisc

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    I just wonder if it's necessary now - we are not required to remove plastic windows from envelopes.
     
  8. GNM67

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    the plastic windows from envelopes is easily filtered out when the paper is all mashed up, but if the cardboard is sandwiched inside the plastic packaging it can't be separated in the same way and so would probably be discarded as contaminated waste.
     
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  9. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    The type where the cardboard is inside the plastic are usually simple enough, the cardboard is usually loose and you have to cut the plastic to get the contents out anyway.

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    The other type where the plastic is stuck to the front of a cardboard 'plate' is more problematic, if you pull the plastic off, there will be a good bit of fibrous matter that comes with it.

    The real problem is the type where the flange of the 'bubble' is sandwiched between two layers of cardboard, stuck together.

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    Sometimes the plastic is loose, but it's often not, and would require a bit of effort to separate it and, even then, you're back to having fibre contamination.
     
  10. staffordjas

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    I used to throw my blister packs in the recycling, until I saw a TV program on recycling saying they are one of the things that shouldn't go in .
     
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    I can remember one Summer job when I was a student as a lorry drivers mate picking up cardboard from all over the West Midlands and taking it to a paper mill somewhere near Tamworth. The local firm was owned by Les Downing back then. He had a place first somewhere at the back where Cyril Chell's bikeshop is now, then moved to a site down Glover Street and on the right, (the back of where Currys is now.) I don't know if the firm is still on the go, Les Downing's son took it over last I heard.
    There was a living to be made out of cardboard back then and I was instructed dutifully to remain in the cab of the lorry on the weighbridge entering the papermill, and ensure I was standing outside and off the weighbridge when leaving the mill. (Like that was going to make much difference as I was 10 stone nothing back then.) :heyhey:
     
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