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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 14:58 
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I quite enjoy taking all the rubbish we generate that isn't collected to the tip. It's a nice drive, there's rarely a queue, the staff are friendly and it's actually the next council over so I'm breaking the rules doing so. Stick it to the man!


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I quite enjoy taking all the rubbish we generate that isn't collected to the tip. It's a nice drive, there's rarely a queue, the staff are friendly and it's actually the next council over so I'm breaking the rules doing so. Stick it to the man!


That is the exact opposite of my experience of the tip.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 15:31 
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I've had some good tip experiences.

Best one was finding two perfectly good folding side tables in the wood skip! #Yoink #ScrubberKid

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
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TheVision wrote:
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I quite enjoy taking all the rubbish we generate that isn't collected to the tip. It's a nice drive, there's rarely a queue, the staff are friendly and it's actually the next council over so I'm breaking the rules doing so. Stick it to the man!


That is the exact opposite of my experience of the tip.

I used to take stuff to Stretford tip. That was an absolutely hateful experience. Livin the dream!


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
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Really? No news about bins since June?


With the amount of parcels I get delivered, I easily fill my recycling box every week, so I've been tempted to ask for another one as they're free. However, I then read that the council are thinking of changing from boxes to bags which seems a bit crap as the boxes are good for stacking and they're sturdier in bad weather.

End of exciting bin update.

I found this to be much better as it is unlimited bags. I suppose it's alright if you have somewhere to store them though. We have two recycling wheelie bins now instead.

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I need to get rid of a general waste bin as the last owners here had two, and get a second recycling bin instead.

The problem is that you can’t ring or email the council, it’s all done via an online portal, and there’s no option for it.

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Mr Chonks wrote:
I need to get rid of a general waste bin as the last owners here had two, and get a second recycling bin instead.

The problem is that you can’t ring or email the council, it’s all done via an online portal, and there’s no option for it.


Recycling bins are subsidised* here so I could get another one and post it to you.

*Which is useful as I now have three so one is usually empty to leave a parcel in, or I could get another. And another.

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If I put a 200 litre bin in a 500litre boot I get 700 litres of space! I am a genius.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:50 
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Mr Chonks wrote:
I need to get rid of a general waste bin as the last owners here had two, and get a second recycling bin instead.

The problem is that you can’t ring or email the council, it’s all done via an online portal, and there’s no option for it.

Spray the general waste bin the colour of a recycling bin.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:51 
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For the record, my bin day went like clockwork yesterday.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:10 
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I renewed my garden-waste collection subscription today. £52 a year, which I reckon I use no more than 5 times over 12 months. Hard to justify. But I can't be bothered cramming the car with mulch and tree branches.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
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I quite enjoy taking all the rubbish we generate that isn't collected to the tip. It's a nice drive, there's rarely a queue, the staff are friendly and it's actually the next council over so I'm breaking the rules doing so. Stick it to the man!


That is the exact opposite of my experience of the tip.

I used to take stuff to Stretford tip. That was an absolutely hateful experience. Livin the dream!


It's no better since they refurbed it a couple of years ago. Longley Lane is much better, if only because you don't end up queueing on the road to just get on site, like you often have to do at Stretford.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
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Our bin lorries have a motorised arm that pops out, grabs the bin, lifts and tips it into the back of the truck and then returns the bin back to the kerb, so there's only the need for one driver and no bin men.

Someone told me the arm can sense the weight and notify the driver if it's too heavy (and this can be recorded against the property number, and the council will tell us off if we keep overloading them) but I'm not sure how much of that, if any, is really true; although I suppose there must be some upper limit above which the arm wouldn't be able to lift.

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Why are bins labelled "Litter"? It's only litter if it's not on bin, right?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 15:52 
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Why are bins labelled "Litter"? It's only litter if it's not on bin, right?

Cos they're bins for the litter, right? Once inside does it become refuse?

If you had a food bin it'd be labelled "food" but once inside the food would still become refuse?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 17:19 
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Teenage bin sniffing craze

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/teenagers-sniff-wheelie-bins-dangerous-14029426


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 22:18 
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It’s bin day eve. Already have a full cardboard / paper bin and have had to store even more cardboard in the garage. What the hell is Christmas Day going to be like?!

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My next refuse day is Christmas Eve. I'll be seriously pissed if it doesn't happen.

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Wow do those playgrounds look miserable. No wonder the kids are burning bins and huffing the fumes.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 23:40 
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Also, flippancy aside, burning bus shelters to get high off the fumes... wtf 8)

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Also, flippancy aside, burning bus shelters to get high off the fumes... wtf 8)

When I was a student I went to Preston with some friends, and we popped in to see one of their old college mates, who I didn’t know. We were about to head out to the shops, but just before we got to the door he called out ‘hold on’ and started running the blades of two knives frantically together in the flame of the electric stove. One of my friends asked what he was doing. He started trying to breathe in the ‘fumes’ and looked around with wild eyes and said ‘hot kniiiiiivessss’.

I didn’t like him very much.

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There would have been a lump of cannabis resin between the knives, Mimi.

I'd imagine.

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Hot knives was always fucking stupid and shit anyway, you were right not to like him mimi. If he'd have wanted to get that wasted he should have made a bucket bong instead.


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Oh... so he didn’t make this up of his own accord?

Mind actually blown. I had always assumed it was something that he (and maybe his mates?) had made up.

He seemed kind of stupid, I wouldn’t totally dismiss the idea that for him it was just the knives :D But... if someone had even a little bit of cannabis why would they rub it between two knives rather than just smoke it?

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Apparently the knives are heated up on a cooker to get them red hot first.

If he was rubbing them together he was a fucking idiot.

I'd imagine.

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We used to write our names on eggs, put them in the microwave and the last person's to explode had to clean it. Redbrick uni.

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Oh... so he didn’t make this up of his own accord?

Mind actually blown. I had always assumed it was something that he (and maybe his mates?) had made up.

He seemed kind of stupid, I wouldn’t totally dismiss the idea that for him it was just the knives :D But... if someone had even a little bit of cannabis why would they rub it between two knives rather than just smoke it?


The only reason I know of hot knives is the episode of Peep Show set at Christmas. Sheltered life, me.

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When I was an Hippy wannabe in the 70's, there was a rumour going round that you could scrape the stuff off the inside of banana skins and roast it on an open flame, whence it would magically become a mind altering substance if you smoked it in a spliff. Some of my chums were going to try it, but for some reason tried to heat it on a cutlery knife shoved into the elements of a gas fire in their flat. They must have dropped three skinfulls in the fire before managing to extract a baked block.

It didn't seem to have the effect they desired, and the flat smelled of burned banana for several days afterwards.

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Call of Duty has removed the iconic bin from the Shipment level. Why is the bin thread not in uproar!?


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There was a bin in Shipment? I never noticed in the 2.3 seconds between spawning and exploding.


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What's this I see out of the window?

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Yeah, we've had ours since Monday. Real head turners these babies with the two tone scheme.

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Also head turners because it's sideways... amirite!?!?


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Yeah, we've had ours since Monday. Real head turners these babies with the two tone scheme.

Might look into some nice alloys.


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Good shout.
I've lowered mine already and carbon wrapped the handle.

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I've been spending far too much time trying to buy the correct combination of bin locks for the bins in our building (4 flats, each with 2 bins, we want to keep the flats out of each others' bins).

I am the bin pin!


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Bin personnel were late on Tuesday so I offered to take no.14's bin back around for them. Left it till Thursday then parked it in a stupid place.


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Bin personnel were late on Tuesday so I offered to take no.14's bin back around for them. Left it till Thursday then parked it in a stupid place.


Hello officer, I'd like to report a bincident.


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Bin personnel were late on Tuesday so I offered to take no.14's bin back around for them. Left it till Thursday then parked it in a stupid place.


Hello officer, I'd like to report a bincident.

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We'd like you to come to the station to attend an identity linerp.


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The world is ending. My recycling bin wasn't collected this morning


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DavPaz wrote:
The world is ending. My recycling bin wasn't collected this morning


Apparently they are stopping recycling collections round our way. What I don't understand is if the normal bin men will be taking what was set for recycling as well as the normal waste.


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It's ok. It's just been delayed for one day


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*puts baseball bat behind his back and steps away from the shop window*

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