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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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    The answer to Question11 - https://www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/all-services/recycling-and-waste/garden-waste-subscription-service-–-questions-and-answers - says you can just chuck it in the green bin, as people were doing twenty years ago...

    Not sure if that applies to Stafford, but I imagine that it might.
     
  2. Mikinton

    Mikinton Well-Known Forumite

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    We noticed a collection point for clothes and shoes in the Weeping Cross shops car park, on the wall next to St Anne's church. Not sure if this is for decent stuff that can be sold on or for material that can be recycled, but will check it out as I've a few bags that would have gone to the tip but were destined for the green bin instead.
     
  3. Thehooperman

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    Would that be classed as fly mower tipping then?
     
  4. The Hawk

    The Hawk Well-Known Forumite

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    Yes, council's have a responsibility to collect household waste which, by definition, includes garden waste.

    Many councils are trying this smoke and mirrors approach into making you think that you have to pay to have your garden waste collected; you do not. However, councils do not have to provide a separate bin for garden waste and it is this additional service they are withdrawing, unless you pay.
     
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  5. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Even calling it the 'residual bin', possibly in the hope that some people don't understand which one that might be..?
     
  6. Glam

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    Oooh David McCallum, he was quite a dish in his day, wasn't he?
     
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  7. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    He was a work colleague of mine for a while. I still have my identity card.

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    Obviously, for security reasons, this is not my actual card.
     
  8. Mikinton

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    For those worried that their blue bag might blow away after it's been empitied, our bin men put the bag over the top of the emptied blue bin and put the lid down on it. As they're round about 8:00am, it means I can roll over and go back to sleep rather than worry about putting my dressing gown on and chasing my blue bag as it gets blown up the street.
     
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  9. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Post on Facebook by Baswich Community Group about lack of blue bag delivery. Over 80 replies naming streets which haven’t received a bag yet.

    It appears to be a balls up of the highest magnitude by SBC/Veolia.
     
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  10. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    At least those who have availed of the 'monthly' direct debit can sleep well tonight, knowing that it will be removed from their possession tomorrow and, I'm sure, Veolia will get their usual cut from it, too.
     
  11. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    You seriously believe that's as bad as they can get?
     
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  12. staffordjas

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    You must have a concientious team doing your round. We've just had our daily walk around Knowle Rd area. Empty blue bags down there have just been slung back down open, and either standing up or on their sides next to the blue bins. One had ended up in the middle of a lawn....
     
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  13. Mikinton

    Mikinton Well-Known Forumite

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    We've just walked around the estate and it's obvious which streets haven't received theirs. Maybe the delivery service got coronavirused before they could make their delivery.

    There were quite a few brown bins out as well.
     
  14. Wormella

    Wormella Well-Known Forumite

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    All our bins for the bit of our street just live on the back lane all the time.
     
  15. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Nope, of course not.
     
  16. Alee

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    I regularly see a van delivering the blue bags . Derrington has theirs delivered a couple of weeks ago but they missed a few so keep having to come back to drop off more / extras .
    I last saw them yesterday morning
     
  17. age'd parent

    age'd parent 50,000th poster!

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    We've not had one yet here in ST16, anyone else had one here?
     
  18. Thehooperman

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    They dropped my blue bag off (Parkside) a couple of weeks ago.
     
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  19. littleme

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    Yup, we've had ours near to the Common
     
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  20. PeterD

    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    Yes. All of my street have them and we are ST16.
     
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