Bin men, or not.

So weekly bin collections have been binned.

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20/06/2011 at 20:09
would like to know if flytipping has increased since the councils changed bin policy.
21/06/2011 at 12:27

I don't think that domestic fly tipping has increased much, except for big things like sofas and mattresses which cannot fit in a wheelie bin.  Fly tipping of these items increased when the councils started charging for them to be collected, which was quite a while back now.

Commercial fly tipping has increased significantly due to the Landfill Tax and people tying to make a quick buck.  Fly tipping by small businesses has also increased as more and more landfills are not taking commercial waste and don't let vans onto their site.  This makes it more difficult for small businesses, particularly those who work from home such as carpet fitters, as they don't often have premises where waste can be collected from.

21/06/2011 at 12:55

I thought so Seren most of the valleys still seem to be on box collections and kerbside sorting

We can recycle everything except tetra packs once a week.  Bridgend take those as well and they have really good figures

21/06/2011 at 13:22

fly tipping for the most part around here appears to be lazy arses who can't be bothered to drive to the tip. for the most part it's easier to get to the tip than it is to try and fly tip.

I so dislike fly tipping.

21/06/2011 at 17:03
Maddy. wrote (see)

We can recycle everything except tetra packs once a week.  Bridgend take those as well and they have really good figures


Always nice when your bin-collectors are easy on the eye
21/06/2011 at 18:29

We get rubbish and recycling picked up twice a week!

Cannot imagine waiting for 2 weeks as some of the others that share out communal bin space literally chuck their bags from the first floor so there is rubbish strewn everywhere. We used to have proper bins to put stuff in but these got so disgusting (I once had to fish out 2 drowned rats ) that the council took them away. I now keep my own bins in my garden and put the bags out on the morning when the binmen come.

I have tried using one of those green cone food digester things but it hasn't been v. successful for me. I never thought we generated that much food waste but it couldn't seem to digest anything fast enough. Also the caddy that you're supposed to fill in the kitchen became so impregnated with the most disgusting smell (even after washing) that I had to abandon it. I'm too scared to look into the cone at the moment because last time it had a plague of bluebottles in it.

I love my compost bin though. This gets vegetable peelings and any paper that I shred and produces fabulous compost with loads of worms in it.

21/06/2011 at 19:50

On the back of this thread I've ordered a brown bin for garden waste (it's optional here) which takes food waste too.  We will see how it goes.

One of my colleagues has one of those green cone composters.  He reckons peeing in it every night helps.  Think the elderly neighbour on her way back from her garage got a bit of a fright the other night

21/06/2011 at 20:30
Too Much Water wrote (see)
would like to know if flytipping has increased since the councils changed bin policy.


They introduced a charge for bulky rubbish here quite a few years ago, and surprise!! crap dumped everywhere. Eventually, the council sent out loads of skips for people to fill up withbulky stuff, then abandoned the tip charges.

We did a big tip run recently and it was fab (as tips go). Clean, organised and with plenty of staff to point me in the right direction. There's huge areas for different waste categories that you just drive up to and fling your stuff in, then drive to the next one, etc, keep going round and you exit a bit further along to the entrance and head home again. Very smooth.

21/06/2011 at 20:31
TP, when we had the allotment, we bought a cheap bucket to wee into in the shed, then emptied it in the compost bin. Boys just aimed straight for the bin.
22/06/2011 at 13:00
Kwilter with a K wrote (see)
TP, when we had the allotment, we bought a cheap bucket to wee into in the shed, then emptied it in the compost bin. Boys just aimed straight for the bin.

 - A la Bob Flowerdew.
22/06/2011 at 13:09
LOL parklife I wish - i worked with those guys and really - NOT my taste at all
23/06/2011 at 15:27
Am I alone in thinking the green bin lark is quite fun?

We've only had recycling bins for a year or two, and it made a HUGE difference to what's in the general waste. We have a big green one, a paper one, and a plastic/tin mixed one.

I was amazed at myself (naturally quite lazy, I'm afraid) when I became quite fanatical. I get quite growly if I see a banana skin in the general waste, and spent ages fussily tearing the plastic window out of envelopes - until I learnt that we can bung the whole thing in our paper box.

our fortnightly collection of the general waste is more than enough - the bin's never full. Well. Until Jjunior decides to clear out her bedroom...
Edited: 23/06/2011 at 15:28

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