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Recycling changes...

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

  1. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Backwards and going further backwards.

    Whilst the expense to the service user goes up.
     
  2. Withnail

    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    If only this were Ireland, everything would be so much better.

    Perhaps we could make the UK just an island conglomerate incorporated into the new Empire of Ireland?

    Then everything would be just lovely.

    Wouldn't it?
     
  3. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    I'm going to store my blue bag in the blue bin. I can lift it out when I need to put something in the bin, and when it's due to be emptied.

    It doesn't need to be difficult just to prove a point.
     
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  4. Lucy

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    Also, I was in The Lake District last week and the place I stayed had one of these bags. It did not blow away once.
     
  5. Tumble weed

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    It doesn't need to be difficult, but it quickly will be.
    I don't think you're allowed to leave your blue bag in your blue bin, unless you want to face the whole lot being left, altgough I don't get why, they lifted the caddy out ?

    They make a point stating it needs to be left alongside it by the sound of it.

    "they will be put out for collection alongside the blue bin."

    What will you do with the empty bags after collection?
    The empty bags will be left beside your blue bins following collection, they are weighted so should not blow away. They will not be left inside your bin as they are difficult to retrieve from the bottom of an empty bin."

    I had hoped they'd put it back in the blue bin. It's literally going to last a few months where I live .
     
  6. bunique

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    Well some parts haven’t quite mastered the art of waste collection, so this is what happens in a West Cork village after a bank holiday weekend.
     

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  7. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Never thought I would ever say this... bring back Biffa.
     
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  8. Lucy

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    I did say I'd lift it out again when it's due to be emptied.

    Anyway, lets give it a go.

    The best thing to do is to become more sustainable of course, and produce less waste.
     
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  9. staffordjas

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    '
    What will happen with my old paper caddy?

    You can keep your caddy for storage around the home.'

    Thanks, not the councils problem then what to do with them then, can't give a toss that I've got no-where to store it and no use for it.

    I've only just got rid of my old nuisance of a black bin from years ago that had been sitting in my garden collecting slugs and snails (even though the lid was on...).
    Took the chance to walk over a mile with it to sling in the skip we'd hired for my parents house clearance last year . Not going to have an even more of an eyesore with a blue caddy sitting in my garden!

    I used to recycle as much as I can, but now thinking sod it !
     
  10. Mikinton

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    I replaced my old, cracked caddy about two years ago. The old one now contains garden too!s, and when they're in use, the caddy is filled with weeds and garden waste before being emptied into the brown bin.

    Re the new system, after a collection ....

    1) Bring in the blue bin
    2) Replace the caddy
    3) Over the next 13 days, put waste paper and cardboard into the caddy.
    4) On or just before collection day, get one of the new bags.
    5) Remove caddy and empty its contents into the new bag.
    6) Take blue bin (without caddy) and new bag and leave them ready for collection.

    Have I forgotten anything?
     
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  11. Lucy

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    I grow potatoes in my caddy - not had it in the bin for years.
     
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  12. BobClay

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    In Cornwall we don't get any bins, we get three bags and a big plastic box, about the size of a large milk crate (if you can remember them.) Box is for glass, ok, no problem, big heavy, doesn't blow away.
    Bags are unweighted flimsy plastic with a fold over flap that does everything except fold over. One for paper, one for cardboard and one for metals/plastic. It's a constant problem putting them out because they blow away. Since the recycle collectors come early in the morning 7-8am once a fortnight, you need to be sure it's going to be a calm weather night before you put it out the previous evening. Failing that put it out early and keep an eye on it as I'm 570 feet above sea level here and the sea is about three miles away, so it's rarely calm.
    Household waste collection takes place every week but there's talk of swapping them round, normal waste collection going to the fortnightly slot. Larger families are understandably unhappy about that.
     
  13. staffordjas

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    Even more convinced this system isn't going to work, as can't see them being so good as to return the blue bags tidily next to the blue bins.

    All our corners green bins were collected from the top of the shared driveway this morning, but not returned there. Just left them all on the pavement at the top of the nearby alleyway again. I've always brought them all back down again , but today just brought mine back in. Thought it's about time everyone else realises their bins don't just automatically get returned to their front doors !

    Decided my new plastic bag is going straight in the green bin. If I get anyone elses blue bag blowing onto my garden (as I seem to get any blow away rubbish ending up under my front window!) that will just be slung onto the road . Not got room in my titchy replacement green bin for half the streets blue bags as well !
     
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    Someone posted on our local forum they asked council if caddys were being collected if not wanting the clutter ....reply was to throw it in the green general waste bin if not wanted as it couldn't be recycled, but would be incinerated to produce energy. Mines already gone on it's way to produce energy earlier this week :D
     
  15. Lucy

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    Why are you so against recycling? You just need to get used to the change.
     
  16. Cue

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    I’m not, but the change is nonsensical.

    The majority of blue bins are generally full of cardboard as it takes up a lot more space, it would be very unusual if someone filled it entirely with glass and tins for example. The more sensible thing to do would be for cardboard and paper go in the blue bin and the rest go in the bag.

    We go through so much cardboard some fortnights that we have 2 blue bins.

    You only need to look at how rammed the Asda cardboard bins get to know that this is going to cause some pretty major problems.

    In 2017 households produced almost 5 million tonnes of cardboard and paper, the other categories don’t even come close

    Reference: https://assets.publishing.service.g...e_statistical_notice_March_2019_rev_FINAL.pdf
     
  17. Tilly

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    Looking like cardboard may become an issue for you, but don't worry, the UK Government has a cunning plan

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    They're restricting non professional EU citizens ( or Amazon delivery drivers as you might know them ) from living in the UK

    Say goodbye to next day delivery - you voted for it :facepalm:
     
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  18. MilleD

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    Isn't this all so that the paper and cardboard waste gets recycled here in the UK rather than fobbing it off to another country who does who knows what with it?

    And the bag is going to be twice the size of the caddy (ish) - will it even fit in the bin (if that's where you want to store it)?
     
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  19. Tumble weed

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    I don't see the system working at all well for unmanned communal flats. They barely can manage recycling as it is.
     
  20. Cue

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    Another thought: most of my street probably aren’t physically capable of moving something without wheels.

    Or does the bag have wheels too?
     
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