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by Lagamorph » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:25 pm

I have three bins.
1 for general waste
1 for plastics/glass/cardboard which also has a black box for paper
1 for garden waste

Seems to work pretty well. The only downside is that the collections are once a fortnight, but on a rotating basis. So one week will be general waste, the next week will be recyclables and garden waste, then the following week general waste again.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:03 pm

For years we had a garden bin and non recycling bin both collected on alternate weeks and separate paper, plastic, glass and food boxes. So six in total. I didn't mind it as we built something in our under stairs cupboard to hold the paper, glass and plastics. A lot of people moaned about it though.

However we are just about to move over to a three wheelie bin system. Garden, non recycling and one for paper, glass and plastics. Plus a small one for food. I'm not convinced that they will be sorting all the mixed recycling at the other end though like they are claiming they will be.

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by Pedz » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:15 pm

My area you have 1 tiny bin for food waste and then you have clear bags for recycling.

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by Lagamorph » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:37 pm

My council used to have clear bags for recycling. But then they realised that was strawberry floating stupid and just gave everyone a bin for it instead.

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by Errkal » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:55 pm

We have 2 bins and a box.

1 bin for all waste, 1 for recycling (not glass) and the small box for glass

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by captain red dog » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:05 pm

KK wrote:I bung my dustmen £10 to take garden waste. My council wanted £61 a year, another stitch up job.

I'm interested to hear how that works, how did you strike a deal like that with the binmen? :lol:

Do you get the same binmen every week? A mate of mine did a few weeks as a binman years ago and they were taking bungs from small businesses to take extra business waste.

Can't say I blame them. Our local council was elected basically because the Tory candidates promised they would remove the green bin charge introduced by the previous Labour Council. Its was a pretty quick U Turn, within a month or so of the elections they said they couldn't afford to do it. :lol:

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by <]:^D » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:05 pm

north London we have 1 recycling bin, 1 general bin, and 1 food waste bin
recycling/food gets collected every week, general waste once a fortnight
works well

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by KK » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:23 pm

captain red dog wrote:I'm interested to hear how that works, how did you strike a deal like that with the binmen? :lol:

Do you get the same binmen every week? A mate of mine did a few weeks as a binman years ago and they were taking bungs from small businesses to take extra business waste.

Can't say I blame them. Our local council was elected basically because the Tory candidates promised they would remove the green bin charge introduced by the previous Labour Council. Its was a pretty quick U Turn, within a month or so of the elections they said they couldn't afford to do it. :lol:

General waste is usually the same guys (one cockney type and the rest probably originating from the Caribbean), but they’ve always done it. Same with bulky items you’d normally have to book the council to take away. I simply asked one time if I gave them a tenner whether they’d be able to take it and they said sure. It’s not actually the council though, in my case it’s a contractor called Veolia.

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by Drumstick » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:37 pm

1 black bin for all rubbish - weekly pickup
1 blue bin for recycling - fortnightly pickup

Works fine.

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by Pedz » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:17 pm

I also believe in my area they're either changing it to 4 week pickup for general waste or only 2 black bags allowed every 2 weeks. Shocking really.

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by Moggy » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:57 am

Garth wrote:


He's been in the job less than a year and he is demanding £20billion or he'll bring the government down?

If May doesn't sack him then she'll soon be caving in to demands from the cleaner.

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by Winckle » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:02 am

Moggy wrote:
Garth wrote:


He's been in the job less than a year and he is demanding £20billion or he'll bring the government down?

If May doesn't sack him then she'll soon be caving in to demands from the cleaner.

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by Moggy » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:18 am

Winckle wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Garth wrote:


He's been in the job less than a year and he is demanding £20billion or he'll bring the government down?

If May doesn't sack him then she'll soon be caving in to demands from the cleaner.

"I want Dettol spray, not this generic brand shite!"


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by satriales » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:58 am

No Dettol is better than a bad Dettol.

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by Squinty » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:08 am

Looks like Kirstie and Phil just escaped from a Vault.

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by Hyperion » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:09 am

I see Boris "I'll lie down in front of the bulldozers" Johnson has fannied off abroad rather than have to oppose/resign over Heathrow.
The man's got so little balls he's practically a eunuch

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by BID0 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:47 am

KK wrote:I bung my dustmen £10 to take garden waste. My council wanted £61 a year, another stitch up job.

Do you ever write to your council? You seem to be forever complaining about them :lol:

All of my stuff gets collected weekly.

Green wheelie bin for food waste/garden waste (fortnightly in winter months)
Orange box for glass (the only fortnightly one)
Orange sacks for everything else - plastic, cardboard, foil etc. You can even just throw out a carboard box with the stuff inside instead of the plastic sack bag if you want to be extra environmentally friendly.
Black sacks for rubbish that isn't recycable

I don't get charged any fees either :datass:

They did try to implement charges for green waste and others services a few years ago but I wrote in and I assume many others did too.

They do have fees for collections like fridges/washing machines and matresses which is about £10 to be collected. Fridges and washing machines you can sell to shops though and mattresses are accepted for free at the local recycling plants around the area.

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by BID0 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:28 pm

"Britain is no longer a 'tier one' military power"

Julian Lewis, Chair of the UK’s defence committee told Business Insider that he’s now concerned about whether May will be able to properly fund the military after the NHS pledge.

"I am not won over … by this jargon of calling it a 'tier one' military power… What I’m much more concerned about is whether Theresa May will be able to give defence the money it needs," he said, citing a "whole" of over £4.9 billion in the defence budget.

http://uk.businessinsider.com/britain-n ... say-2018-6

Having a superior military and being able to press the red button killing millions was one of her campaign pledges :x It doesn't bode well for the Brexit Armada and our New British Empire dreams :(

In her defence it's probably just another case of a government department putting on pressure for additional funding (especially now she has caved on the NHS). Guns are big business and I imagine military contractors see it as a chance to earn more dollar $$$

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by jimbojango » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:29 pm

BID0 wrote:
"Britain is no longer a 'tier one' military power"

Julian Lewis, Chair of the UK’s defence committee told Business Insider that he’s now concerned about whether May will be able to properly fund the military after the NHS pledge.

"I am not won over … by this jargon of calling it a 'tier one' military power… What I’m much more concerned about is whether Theresa May will be able to give defence the money it needs," he said, citing a "whole" of over £4.9 billion in the defence budget.

http://uk.businessinsider.com/britain-n ... say-2018-6

Having a superior military and being able to press the red button killing millions was one of her campaign pledges :x It doesn't bode well for the Brexit Armada and our New British Empire dreams :(

In her defence it's probably just another case of a government department putting on pressure for additional funding (especially now she has caved on the NHS). Guns are big business and I imagine military contractors see it as a chance to earn more dollar $$$


I think de arming the post Brexit UK would be a relief to the rest of the world.


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