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Recycling changes...

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

  1. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    As they aren't collecting garden waste why not make a compost heap? Cardboard (ripped up) is great in there.
     
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  2. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Indeed, both food and non-food items can be composted.......
     
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  3. Tumble weed

    Tumble weed Well-Known Forumite

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    This was a silly idea, I'd say over half my blue bin was normally card.
     
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  4. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    Found a place to store my blue bag...in the brown bin for now. ( Luckily only small amount of grass cuttings this time in it, got rid of loads last collection day)
    Might have to tip the bin up to get it out next though, should imagine it could be rather heavy in a fortnight's time.

    Wondering how long all the brown bins still out on the pavement are going to sit there...
     
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  5. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    Won't have to mow my lawn anyway now whilst hubby confined to the house...he's getting his exercise walking round the garden, flattening it all down:roll:
     
  6. GNM67

    GNM67 A few posts under my belt

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    Haven't received my blue bag yet and collection day is tomorrow. I am supposed to just put the card in the blue bin as normal or what?
     
  7. Jackel

    Jackel Active Member

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    Cardboard and paper
     
  8. Jackel

    Jackel Active Member

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    What a daft idea this is.The cost of manufacturing of these bags to use.When we all stil have a caddy which is fit for purpose
     
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  9. Cue

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    Anyone want to do an FOI to see how much they paid for the bags and how much precisely this new regime saves the tax payer per year?
     
  10. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Off you pop then.
     
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    It is certainly unfortunate timing - one hopes they'll maybe consider a brown bin collection in a fortnights time, manpower allowing, so that those with outside space can use it.

    Ultimately, a focus on general waste and recyclables is the right call if you had to ditch one of the three.
     
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    Not really, I've got a bit on at the moment....
     
  13. Tumble weed

    Tumble weed Well-Known Forumite

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    Some councils have stopped collecting all waste collections.
     
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    Cue Well-Known Forumite

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    Everyone ready for their blue bags to run away as it’s pretty damn windy today?
     
  15. PeterD

    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    Recycling day for my street tomorrow. Fully expect it to be strewn with rubbish.
     
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  16. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    Mine's coping very well, although it is full.
     
  17. PeterD

    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    Family of 2 here and it's full. Really don't know how a family of 4 will have enough space.
     
  18. Mikinton

    Mikinton Well-Known Forumite

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    Family of 2 here, and I doubt most weeks it'll be even half full. Even though we've just had a clear out, there's still a fair amount of room, though it is quite heavy with all the paper.
     
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  19. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    What’s a blue bag? We haven’t received ours yet. I’m fully expecting the bin men NOT to empty my blue bin this week because of this.
     
  20. staffordjas

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    When they emptied them and put them back around here on wednesday, luckily it was a calm day as they didn't collapse them down at all. Just put them back stood upright and fully opened up.
     
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