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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 23:43 
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Bin outrage all over the local Facebook page for the last couple of months

The annual cost of a brown (garden waste) bin has risen from £40 to £50 a 20% increase

As a percentage, its a piss take increase, but it's £10 more for them to take my garden stuff away, the other choice is to buy small crap waste bags @£1 each

I just paid... for 2 bins I might add :p


I pay a tidy 52 per year. Yet I do so little gardening it probably gets collected 6 times a year. I don't know what my point is, other than, perhaps, that I'm an idiot.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 23:46 
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Wait, what? You pay for your bins to be emptied? Beyond what's in your rates or council tax or whatever you lot have, I mean.


It caused great upset when Bradford MDC started charging to cart garden waste away as it was seen as the more affluent suburbs funding the inner city and yet getting fewer services in return in comparison.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 23:46 
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Wait, what? You pay for your bins to be emptied? Beyond what's in your rates or council tax or whatever you lot have, I mean.


For gardening waste, yeah

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 1:33 
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Wait, what? You pay for your bins to be emptied? Beyond what's in your rates or council tax or whatever you lot have, I mean.


For gardening waste, yeah

Yeah, Stroud district council does that too. Slightly irritating that it's not free, particularly as we're then giving them free compost as well. :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 7:21 
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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 8:57 
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£40 a year doesn't seem like much though, really, for the convenience of it. We have to go to the local civic amenity site to dump that stuff, it is less than 2 minutes away so it's not exactly a hardship.

When we took out hedges down, which were 3m high and over 2m wide, and about 25m long, the men at the amenity site said it was too much because we filled one of their big bins on our own. We hired a big-hook skip after that to finish off! Was much easier.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 9:07 
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Missed a good burney burney there

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 13:35 
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flis wrote:
Wait, what? You pay for your bins to be emptied? Beyond what's in your rates or council tax or whatever you lot have, I mean.


Yes, Cameron's government stopped council tax increases when they came into power, so the councils went looking for what they could charge extra for.

Prior to this I just had to buy the bin for a one-off £35 charge and they collected it.

There are all sorts of rules as to what you can put in as well, no bamboo and small branches etc. I always make sure I have grass cuttings to put on the top and just put whatever comes out of my garden in there.


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 15:19 
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You can't put bamboo in the bin because it's strong enough to stop the lorry from being able to compress properly.

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 15:24 
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God I hate bamboo.


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 15:26 
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You can't put bamboo in the bin because it's strong enough to stop the lorry from being able to compress properly.

Is it not because it's one of those problem plants that can spread everywhere so it can't be used for compost etc?


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 15:27 
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I’ll tell you what’s a problem plant: Japanese Knotweed. That is all. No, hang on, daffodils. Fuck daffodils.


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 15:34 
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And Dandelions. Stupid yellow bastards


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 15:37 
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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 15:38 
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Old Ma Squirt was something to do with the local council's Japanese Knotweed Task Force. They had to get proper people in to excavate, cart the whole lot off and incinerate it. Must have cost a bomb.


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 15:38 
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Ivy can fuck right off.

I've filled three full bins with the stuff so far and not quite got half way through removing it all from my garage.

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Trick with Ivy is to kill its roots. Chop it good wherever it touches the ground. Then let it die slowly. In pain.


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 15:43 
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I've got some industrial strength herbicide for the root(s). It's the sodding stuff that's climbed up and over the roof thats a bugger to get to.


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Once it's dead and brown, it comes off much easier.


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 16:18 
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Jesus, Zardoz. That's some thick fucking Ivy.

I'd demolish the garage if I were you.


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 16:20 
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It's a fucking tree.

Some of it came away easy, like peeling away wallpaper, but that section at the top is twisted up to fuck.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 16:35 
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Erm, actually - I'd just like to point out that this is a bin thread, and you're derailing it with gardening/DIY talk.

Are we not civilized?!

But as Zardoz started it - Laylandii can also fuck off, check this big, unruly bush:


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 16:42 
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flis wrote:
check this big, unruly bush:

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Title of your sex tape?

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 16:54 
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flis wrote:
Erm, actually - I'd just like to point out that this is a bin thread

AND?!?!?!?! I have stated i have filled 3 bins full AND included a picture with my bin!

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flis wrote:
check this big, unruly bush:

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Title of your sex tape?


Mimi! Well, I never!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 13:24 
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Had the third recycling bin delivered yesterday. Free, too.

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 14:34 
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What should you put in it?

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What did you do with the first 2? Throw them away?


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 15:47 
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They get filled.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 16:01 
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I’ll tell you what’s a problem plant: Japanese Knotweed. That is all. No, hang on, daffodils. Fuck daffodils.

My mum, in her infinite wisdom, spotted some Japanese Knotweed once on a roundabout, decided she liked the "nice thick bamboo" and dug some up and planted it in her garden.

:facepalm:

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Giphy "napalm strike":
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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 16:10 
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Hmm, I tried to suggest that your Mum will now have to napalm her garden, but I guess that sort of fits.


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 17:32 
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BikNorton wrote:
God I hate bamboo.

Hey, almost exactly a year!

I hate bamboo even more now.

In bin news, the council's switch to alternating/fortnightly collections took effect. Everyone got wheelie bins to help keep smells and animal attacks under control, except for people like us where that's too hard so we have to continue using the bags.

They haven't actually given us any bags for this year yet though. We ran out of black bags in January and are nearly out of pink ones.

Really earning their exorbitant council tax.


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