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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 13:26 
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I wouldn’t mind paying for it if lower income families could be made exempt and the money was used for community projects and causes, or to open a blinking library back up.

Funding community gardens would be a nice circular use of that money.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 13:31 
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Oof. Do you have any precedent to say if they’ll collect any excess bags of recycling as well as the bin full?


No clue at this point.

My garden bin is £45 a year

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 13:46 
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Free here, but it's a communal bin, so it might be in the maintence fee of the gardens


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 14:05 
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Mine is free and so it should be.

Well, I say free... Free in the same way that Xbox Gamepass games are free.


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 14:11 
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So, free by any sane person's definition.


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
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Oof. Do you have any precedent to say if they’ll collect any excess bags of recycling as well as the bin full?


No clue at this point.

My garden bin is £45 a year

Wait, what? Aren't you in a first floor flat?

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 15:05 
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Yeah,. I have a garden though, it's just not 'attached'

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 17:59 
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Here’s a question: do folks here pay for their garden bin collections, and if so, how much? Ours are free, but the local council make a very big thing of this on their website. Basically ‘be grateful, proles! You have no libraries, but you also now have no hedge trimmings!’


£52 per year here. And I reckon I put the bin out five times a year, like an idiot


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 20:05 
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East Herts DC introduced a charge in June. £45 if you paid early, £49 from then on, I think.


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 20:16 
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East Herts DC introduced a charge in June. £45 if you paid early, £49 from then on, I think.

What a savings!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 21:49 
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East Herts DC introduced a charge in June. £45 if you paid early, £49 from then on, I think.

What a savings!

So much bargains!


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:01 
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Tagged? Stay away from your bins.

Oxford Mail wrote:
...he admitted breaching his electronically-monitored curfew between June 8 and 18.

The court heard he’d amassed more than five hours’ worth of curfew breaches over the 10 day period.

The young chef was said to have breached the curfew by taking the bins out at the pub where he was living and working


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:47 
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It took him five hours to take the bins out over a week and a half?

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
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Perhaps they had starters and went to a movie afterwards.


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
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Perhaps they had starters and went to a movie afterwards.


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
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Still no recycling collections. Becoming troublesome

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:11 
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Still no recycling collections. Becoming troublesome


How long is that now? Think I'd struggle to go beyond missing one collection (ours are fortnightly)


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2021 14:17 
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I think this is week eight

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2021 15:15 
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I think this is week eight


Jaysus. What are you doing with all your recycling?

Why isn't there rioting on the streets in wherever you are?


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2021 15:21 
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Well there's a lot of bins on the streets. Bexley is pretty good for local recycling centres though they're of course now busy as hell. I'm lucky that I live alone and only generate waste for one, though even I'm struggling at this point

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2021 15:22 
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this is a binjustice.


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
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It's a complete waste of your time


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
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I can’t believe they’d refuse to collect it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
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They've wheelie bin taking the mick!


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2021 16:06 
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No shortage of recycling for the puns at least.


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
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Findus Fop wrote:
this is a binjustice.

The scales have been tipped.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
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It's rubbish.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
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It's rubbish.

That’s just trash talk.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
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Living life on the edge today by only just remembering that's it Bin Day and putting the bin out late.


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 0:56 
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Living life on the edge today by only just remembering that's it Bin Day and putting the bin out late.


I love that little frisson of excitement that comes with that. Have I left it too late? Will I see the in truck sail past as I'm fumbling with my bins? Am I going to time it perfectly just before they arrive?

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 1:12 
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Enjoy

edit: oops the attachment didn't work :belm:

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 13:13 
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Garden waste collections to go four-weekly, temporarily

Dear subscriber

Due to a shortage in the availability of licensed HGV drivers across the country at the moment, garden waste collections in Wirral – which are usually fortnightly – will be carried out monthly from this week as a temporary arrangement.

Our waste management partner, Biffa, are reporting a shortage of qualified drivers due to staff either testing positive for COVID-19 or having to isolate due to close contact with someone.


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 14:18 
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In the short term, it's hard to see how councils/'partners' hold on to drivers.


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 14:29 
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Serco have gone for paying them fuck all and letting them go on strike. Quality strategy

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
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https://twitter.com/joelycett/status/14 ... 5911222278




Finally its our time!


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:06 
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While many of my engagements with this thread began as a joke, I now feel kind of invested and think that reading more about bins could be strangely interesting and potentially entertaining (if it's an academic that's got a good style, and now I've typed that out I realise it's not likely).

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:37 
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It seems like a natural step for this bloke, who wrote a readable history of consumption, to look at throwing those things away:

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I used to work with him at Birkbeck; when I left he wanted to say thanks, so invited me for dinner. That also involved going for a swim at Hampstead Heath - naked, obvs. And then heading back to his, where he apologised that his wife and kids were away.

The story gets more boring from there, I'm afraid, as we had dinner, talked, and then I went home. He is a very nice man - and Germanically relaxed about nakedness.


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 23:19 
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That book does sound interesting and I think I'd like to read it, although it's the sort of thing I'd buy, only read once, and then leave to gather dust (or chuck away) which seems a bit like ten thousand spoons.

Bin chat also seems like the sort of thing that could be a really good topic for one of the talks at the 'Boring' conference that James Ward organises.

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That book does sound interesting and I think I'd like to read it, although it's the sort of thing I'd buy, only read once, and then leave to gather dust (or chuck away) which seems a bit like ten thousand spoons.

Bin chat also seems like the sort of thing that could be a really good topic for one of the talks at the 'Boring' conference that James Ward organises.

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Lovely new addition to the family.


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
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What are the specs of that bad boy? Capacity, maximum lid opening angle?

Do you have any mods planned for it?

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 13:32 
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ATTENTION ALL

My garden waste bin has been collected.

Repeat

My garden waste bin has been collected.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 15:48 
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I took the bins out this morning, even though it wasn't my turn on the rota, as number 11 hadn't done it yet and the bin men were due in an hour.
I bet no-one thanks me for it.


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Trooper wrote:
I took the bins out this morning, even though it wasn't my turn on the rota, as number 11 hadn't done it yet and the bin men were due in an hour.
I bet no-one thanks me for it.


Thanks Trooper. :luv:


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You're a Trooper, Trooper.

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ATTENTION ALL

My garden waste bin has been collected.

Repeat

My garden waste bin has been collected.

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it was probably high quality compost by now though!


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