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#11 Mon 21 Jan 13 10:15pm

Maree

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From Newcastle, Australia
Member since Sat 10 Mar 07

Re: How many bins do you get?

Local government rates (taxes) cover our three bins. I am used to having several compost bins/areas and worm farms but there's no room for them on my balcony and they are not permitted by strata law. I have minimal food waste, thankfully. Any bones or smelly seafood remnants I sneak into the dumpster (under cover of darkness wink ) across the road. It's emptied daily. All inorganic recycling goes into the one bin together.


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#12 Tue 22 Jan 13 9:35am

oliviascotland

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From Scotland
Member since Wed 06 Apr 05

Re: How many bins do you get?

Because we live in a rural area, we only get one bin for everything, which is collected weekly.  However, I do put garden and vegetable waste on the compost, and I take bottles, plastics, batteries and paper to the recycling place when I'm passing!

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#13 Tue 22 Jan 13 11:16pm

LouiseFisher1

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Member since Mon 21 Jan 13

Re: How many bins do you get?

A black bin for your normal waste

A red bin for recycled bottles etc

A green bin for garden waste

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#14 Wed 23 Jan 13 9:50am

beerforyorky

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Occupation Retired
From Surin, N.E. Thailand
Member since Mon 29 Dec 08

Re: How many bins do you get?

One bin. Ours happens to be blue. Everything except garden waste and plastic goes into that bin. Garden waste is either collected by the locals for feeding the cows/buffaloes or burnt, whereas plastic is collected by the empty beer bottle collectors and we are paid by weight (it's not a lot).

However, there are little men who drive past on bicycles with trailers who will sort through the blue bin and remove anything that is recyclable (and they can get money for).

But here is a different world.

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#15 Wed 23 Jan 13 10:44am

Maree

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From Newcastle, Australia
Member since Sat 10 Mar 07

Re: How many bins do you get?

beerforyorky wrote:

But here is a different world.

And that's what makes this a special place. Learning about other places smile


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#16 Wed 23 Jan 13 7:32pm

BritFinn

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Occupation Opiskelija
From Finland
Member since Thu 26 Aug 10

Re: How many bins do you get?

We have one bin into which all burnable waste goes.  You organise to have this collected by an independent refuse collector who you pay.  He then takes it to the local refuse center.  They burn it, and use this to heats a number of municple buildings.  Then they charge us again for recycling it! angry   All other types of rubbish (glass, metal, paper) you take to a recycling point.  But like Coco, we recycle drinks bottles and also drinks cans at the supermarket.

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#17 Thu 24 Jan 13 6:57pm

LouiseFisher1

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Member since Mon 21 Jan 13

Re: How many bins do you get?

I can't believe the wide selection of bins everyone has.  Good to see we are slowly becoming more 'green-er'

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#18 Fri 25 Jan 13 9:16am

Ashen

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Occupation Why is the Rum always gone???!
From out to lunch
Member since Sat 07 Jan 06

Re: How many bins do you get?

3 stream here....

green  for  anything organic which goes to our compost facility  weekly

blue  is picked up weekly . All recyclables and we recycle a lot of things  here.
aluminum ,boxboard and cardboard (flattened) ,Glass (all colours)
,Newsprint and paper ,Plastic bottles and containers (all numbers) ,Polycoat/Tetra Pak (milk cartons/juice boxes) Shredded paper ,Steel cans

clear/white bypass for all other waste . which is picked up only every other week


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#19 Fri 25 Jan 13 10:13am

Thistledo

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Occupation Retired something or other
From English immigrant in S. Wales
Member since Fri 07 Dec 12

Re: How many bins do you get?

In south east Wales, we have the main rubbish bin, plus a small green bin for food wastage.  We have recycling bags (provided), one for plastic, glass, etc and the other for paper.  It all works well.

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#20 Fri 25 Jan 13 10:45am

shammrok

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Occupation Growing things
From Up the garden path...Tasmania
Member since Thu 02 Sep 04

Re: How many bins do you get?

In Tassie we get two bins.

One for general rubbish collected weekly.

One for recyclables collected fortnightly.

I have two compost bins.

Green waste can be taken to our local tip free of charge on our rates vouchers.

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