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Recycling changes...

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

  1. Cue

    Cue Well-Known Forumite

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    I’ll give it a month before they stop using the list and just go off the stickers, or possibly just the bins that are put out. The list/checking bins will add a hefty chunk of time to their rounds I suspect.
     
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  2. Mudgie

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    Each house name must be less common than each house number so yours is less likely to be stolen.
     
  3. Tumble weed

    Tumble weed Well-Known Forumite

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    I get that it may be unfair on those with no gardens, but if everyone was made to pay, they wouldn't be paying 36 £ a year, more like 5-10 a year.

    In any case if the uptake is small, they'll either incase the price or get rid of the bin service altogether.
     
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  4. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    You would (or might) imagine that, in this day and age, it would be possible to chip a bin - check the chip on lifting it - and disable the validity, if the bin has been reported nicked.
     
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  5. Mudgie

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    "Unfair on those with no gardens" would only be equivalent to those that don't own cars contributing to highway maintenance.
     
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  6. Mudgie

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    Our brown and blue bins were emptied at 7.02am and 7.18am this morning.
     
  7. PeterD

    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    I have to admit bin collection has been earlier of late.
     
  8. industryarch

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    Some councils do that,there's a place designed into the lid
     
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  9. Lucy

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    Those with numbers may have the street too.
     
  10. Mudgie

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    Oh, I didn't know that.
     
  11. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    And quite frankly, if you are willing to roam the streets to find another bin with your number on then you've got way too much time on your hands.
     
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  12. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    In some places, they use the identity of the bin to establish that you do not exceed your allowed annual weight limit.
     
  13. Mudgie

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    - as have all those now furloughed or redundant !
     
  14. proactive

    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    That'll be next from SBC, I'm sure. For our own good, of course.
     
  15. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    To stop the council going bankrupt due to the lack of funding?

    And from a purely environmental point of view the less waste we produce the better.
     
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  16. Mudgie

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    Yes, and next year £36 will be £40 because £36 was only £3 a month and that's nothing really.
     
  17. staffordjas

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    I've got my sticker ready to put on the brown bin. It's got my house number and street name on it.
    My bins have got the number plastered in marker pen all over as well , but going to have to be putting it out last thing and getting ready to grab it back in when they've been as where it's put for emptying isn't visible from our house . All the bins in our corner have to be left at the top of the long driveway together, next to an alleyway.(At least the neighbour who used to just grab any bin in, as well as dumping their 'wrong' stuff in ours when it was out up the top before it was emptied , has moved now!)
    Someone nicked my nice shiny clean 'average size' green bin within minutes of it being emptied. By the time I'd got my shoes on to get it straight back in , it had disappeared and the bin men swore blind it hadn't gone into the back of the lorry. ( A bungalow around corner the other end of the alleyway has their 'tiny' bin , along with another 'average' bin sitting hidden behind it in their back garden , but can't see far enough to see it's mine :strange: )
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    I can just see Jonathan Price's pious face on the press release.
     
  19. Gramaisc

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    I still have my original green bin - surely a candidate for Antiques Roadshow - but my blue and brown bins have been replaced by ones with ones with numbers on that don't refer to any houses within about 300 yards.
     
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    The stuff on SBCs site does say an 'in-cab computer' so they won't be consulting a list, the computer will just tell them which houses to stop at. I think it will be difficult to swizz if people think for £36 it's worth nicking someone's label.
     

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