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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
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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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 15:01 
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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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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 16:03 
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TheVision wrote:
BikNorton wrote:
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
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 18:40 
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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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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 18:47 
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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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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 18:50 
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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.


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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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 19:09 
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Just tow it down next time you come to visit!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 19:15 
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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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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
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
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:57 
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BikNorton wrote:
TheVision wrote:
BikNorton wrote:
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
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:26 
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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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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 14:57 
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Why are bins labelled "Litter"? It's only litter if it's not on bin, right?


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
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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