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Woodsmoke



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:17 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

We've got two black wheelie bins on a fortnightly collection.

Kitchen scraps go to the hens or dogs, grass cuttings go into the field verges, & burnable stuff goes up the chimney

The only times we suffer is when the track's iced up too badly for the bin lorry to get up, then it's a bt of a pain trailing the bins the quarter mile or so down to where the lorry can get to them
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Christine



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two bins - general waste and recyclable.

You got glass? You take it down the road to the glass bins or put it in the general waste. You got waste food? That's the general bin then along with yoghurt pots and margarine tubs.

You got garden waste? You compost it or you pay for the collections or you take it to the tip (or fly tip it in many cases).

We don't get the option to recycle much unless we make our own way to the household recycling site which is fine if you have a vehicle. And not if you don't.
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freckle



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have
1) green bin for non green stuff! weekly
2) blue bin for paper, cans and plastics 1,2 and 3 only. monthly
3) brown bin for garden waste. fortnightly in summer season, monthly in winter
We are soon going to be able to put cardboard in the brown bin too and I think also kitchen scraps.
I also think they are going to roll out green cones for those who want them to allow home composting of all kitchen waste.

I think councils are trying but for everyone who carefully sorts, cleans and recycles their waste properly there are 100's who can't be bothered to use the system correctly which is why we end up with threats of weight taxing etc like in Denmark. Personally I'm all for it-we could get down to very little despite being a family of five. Nappy weights-get washables. Plastics-change your buying habits. I think people need to start taking responsibility for the rubbish they produce as although we pay for a service to take it away, the sheer volumes produced now are astromonical and something has to change.  
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horace



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All our collections are fortnightly one the big black wheelie bin
general rubbish and green wheelie for garden waste ,following week box for papers cardboard etc box for cans and tins box for plastics.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="freckle:219612"]We have
Nappy weights-get washables. [quote]

Do you use the washables Freckle?
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freckle



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My youngest is almost 7 so we don't need 'em any more!! But I did-yes. Initial outlay seems large but they last through the kids, and we then sold some of them on afterwards. Once you get into the habit of it they are easy to use and we didn't even have a tumble drier. People are so used to the easy option but if you start out on washables you don't know any different. Friend of mine lives on IOM and they have huge waste issues with it being such a small place. They start them in Nobles hospital on washables so it would be interesting to see if there are any stats over there for different nappy users!
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Seabird



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I'm a granny I've noticed how long kids are kept in nappies because it's so easy with disposables. No pressure to get the kid toilet trained.
Did you see that programme 'Coal House' - 3 modern families living the 1920s life in a mining community? One family with hordes of kids went in with one toddler in nappies - within a week he was potty trained  
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Diz



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have no bins ! If we want our refuse collected and disposed of, the Bin would have to taken to the contractors route. This is about 2km away. The fee is unrealistic for the service provided. So, we have to think before purchase. Any shop bought goods with unnecessary packaging is usually stripped and packaging left in the shop Bin. Food stuffs would preferably have paper packaging. This can be composted or burnt in the fire. (we are not allowed bonfires in Co.Roscommon!) The non combustible stuff is washed and crushed, bagged into catagorys. Then off to the recycle center. This costs relevant to the size of vehicle entering the site. So my Pick up is classed as a large van and costs 7. The refuse is then deposited into the relevant skips. For anything that is non recyclable Blue Refuse sacks can be bought at lots of local outlets.These go into the land fill. But we havn't needed to. Apart from the journey to the recycle center, about 30km away, we think this is reasonable. However, since our superb government decided to tax refuse ( the price went up from 2 to 7) the fly tipping is getting beyond a joke. A lot of the old rural practice of burning rubbish now goes on at night.

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