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bloo-moon



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 10:59 pm    Post subject: fortnightly bin collection Reply with quote

Will our council bring this in ?? if so

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Cadfael



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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Common sense says that if they do they will replace the current bins we have now for ones with a bigger capacity... or give us another one. I can't see a problem with that as such.

But if they expect the bins we have now to last two weeks... then yes, life could get intresting.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am in Mid Suffolk one of the counties that already does this, we have two bins, one green for recyclables and the other black for the rest. They are collected alternate weeks. Have not yet got a compostable bin though they have tose as well in West Suffolk where daughter lives. Thats collected with the green one. Up to now no problems, even last year when is was hot!!
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If we get bigger bins, what will happen to the old ones????

Land fill?
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheeky charlie wrote:
If we get bigger bins, what will happen to the old ones????

Land fill?


They will be recycled to make other larger bins of course. Laughing
In fact... all of the wheelie bins used in Wigan were made at the Ince Recycling Depot from other waste plastic... including plastic drinks bottles.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cadfael wrote:
cheeky charlie wrote:
If we get bigger bins, what will happen to the old ones????

Land fill?


They will be recycled to make other larger bins of course. Laughing
In fact... all of the wheelie bins used in Wigan were made at the Ince Recycling Depot from other waste plastic... including plastic drinks bottles.


But how much bigger will they make the bins? Because there will then be weight issues for older people, an size issues. We have shared access at the back, at the gate is narrow as it is.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cadfael wrote:
cheeky charlie wrote:
If we get bigger bins, what will happen to the old ones????

Land fill?


They will be recycled to make other larger bins of course. Laughing
In fact... all of the wheelie bins used in Wigan were made at the Ince Recycling Depot from other waste plastic... including plastic drinks bottles.


I really do hope you didnt think i was being serious! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I already fill two black bins a week-and that's after recycling!!! I dread to think how I would cope with fortnightly collections!! Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheeky charlie wrote:
Cadfael wrote:
cheeky charlie wrote:
If we get bigger bins, what will happen to the old ones????

Land fill?


They will be recycled to make other larger bins of course. Laughing
In fact... all of the wheelie bins used in Wigan were made at the Ince Recycling Depot from other waste plastic... including plastic drinks bottles.


I really do hope you didnt think i was being serious! Laughing


Very Happy Very Happy Not really... but I had to make sure. Laughing Laughing

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But how much bigger will they make the bins? Because there will then be weight issues for older people, an size issues. We have shared access at the back, at the gate is narrow as it is.


A very good point, it would be better to have two bins the same size as we have now. In fact... if we had different bins for different trash it would help with recycling.
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cadfael wrote:
cheeky charlie wrote:
Cadfael wrote:
cheeky charlie wrote:
If we get bigger bins, what will happen to the old ones????

Land fill?


They will be recycled to make other larger bins of course. Laughing
In fact... all of the wheelie bins used in Wigan were made at the Ince Recycling Depot from other waste plastic... including plastic drinks bottles.


I really do hope you didnt think i was being serious! Laughing


Very Happy Very Happy Not really... but I had to make sure. Laughing Laughing

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But how much bigger will they make the bins? Because there will then be weight issues for older people, an size issues. We have shared access at the back, at the gate is narrow as it is.


A very good point, it would be better to have two bins the same size as we have now. In fact... if we had different bins for different trash it would help with recycling.


I agree. They have introduced the green bins in Orrell post, but not further up towards us. My partners dad never uses the green bin anyway, he does all his own composting and that, so its wasted for him really. If they had bins which catered for food waste, glass bottles and tins, non recyclable, then I think it would work better. The food waste is the biggest worry though, I personally think that things like that would be better off collected weekly...
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We live just up (going toward skem) from Orrel, currently we have: -

Normal rubbish (grey bins) and garden waste (green bins) collected on alternate weeks

Blue box (bottles, cans, plastic) collected every fortnight

Blue bag (papers, magazines) collected every fortnight

And, as a bonus, our cardboard (tied and secured) collected every fortnight

Works for us Very Happy

Mind you, we are with West Lancs, so maybe different to yourselves Question
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea must be, we only have the grey/black bins, and we get our paper collected fortnightly.
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Townofmemories wrote:


I agree. They have introduced the green bins in Orrell post, but not further up towards us. My partners dad never uses the green bin anyway, he does all his own composting and that, so its wasted for him really. If they had bins which catered for food waste, glass bottles and tins, non recyclable, then I think it would work better. The food waste is the biggest worry though, I personally think that things like that would be better off collected weekly...

Those green bins are okay... but I do think they could go further, as Optimus has said. The green bins are for garden waste and plain cardboard... and we hardly have any of these to throw away.

Food waste.... some could actually go in the compost, but the smell in high summer would be eye watering .
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cadfael wrote:
Townofmemories wrote:


I agree. They have introduced the green bins in Orrell post, but not further up towards us. My partners dad never uses the green bin anyway, he does all his own composting and that, so its wasted for him really. If they had bins which catered for food waste, glass bottles and tins, non recyclable, then I think it would work better. The food waste is the biggest worry though, I personally think that things like that would be better off collected weekly...

Those green bins are okay... but I do think they could go further, as Optimus has said. The green bins are for garden waste and plain cardboard... and we hardly have any of these to throw away.

Food waste.... some could actually go in the compost, but the smell in high summer would be eye watering .


Thats the problem with fortnightly collections with regards to food waste if you ask me...
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Collections like those Optimus has would help a lot of people to recycle. I live in an area where not many people have cars, so it is difficult for them to take cans/bottles to the recycle points. Sad
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