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I've just been to take my blue bin to the top of the long shared drive. The brown bin I'd put up earlier was already blown over, so can't see a blue bag staying in place overnight and throughout the day ... (Especially once emptied and left thrown down with all the others until everyone returns from work).Aren’t these bags just going to blow away?
I once rang the council to say all the massive cardboard boxes and mountains of rubbish from the empty house next door was blowing onto my garden, and no way I could dispose of it all in my bin. Their answer "We can't do anything about it unless it's on the actual road......"This will end well. I assume refuse collectors will not take refuse that is strewn around the street.
It seems very odd to me that we put glass in the blue bin and this seems to be the root of the problem - it gets broken when dropped in, or when the collection vehicle compacts it, then contaminates the other stuff.
We have a blue bin in Ireland - everything but glass goes in it. You take your glass back with you when you go shopping and put it in the colour-segregated bins there. This seems far more sensible and practical. The other materials in the blue bin are then easily sorted mechanically without breaking up glass bottles and jars. The blue bin vehicle can thus compact stuff without causing contamination.
When the recycling collections started here, with the original green boxes, the glass was collected separately, then we started just flinging it all in together...