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#1 Mon 21 Jan 13 1:33pm

abdullahcohn

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How many bins do you get?

Other then our normal rubbish bins we have:

Everyone:
Big ones for garden waste
Small ones for food waste
Open ones for recycling

Just us:

sealed ones for incineration

So that is one house with 5 different types of rubbish collection

What do you lot have?

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#2 Mon 21 Jan 13 1:40pm

Maree

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From Newcastle, Australia
Member since Sat 10 Mar 07

Re: How many bins do you get?

Red for rubbish, emptied weekly;

Yellow for all inorganic recycling, emptied fortnightly (alternated with) ...

Green for garden waste (alternating with the yellow bin), fortnightly.


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#3 Mon 21 Jan 13 3:06pm

bentpenny

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From CANADA
Member since Wed 09 May 07

Re: How many bins do you get?

I have one for regular garbage picked up weekly and one blue for regular recycling and one red for paper recycling  these are picked up every 2 weeks.

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#4 Mon 21 Jan 13 4:29pm

mummza

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From The land of song.
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Re: How many bins do you get?

the only bin we are allowed to put out where I live is a food waste bin this is collected weekly ,
but we also have a green recycling bag collection once a week
and a black bag non recyclable collection once a fortnight

we produce.. almost no foodwaste as veg peelings go into the compost bin so its literally things like bones or meat trinnings and the odd kitchen scrap

a fair amount of green bag recycling

very little black bag waste ( and dont always put it out till the following collection week)

edit... I forgot the garden waste bags , the garden waste gets collected once a fortnight on oposite weeks to the black non recyclable waste.

so one week ..
Food waste , green recycling bags and white garden bags

the next week we put out
Food waste , green recycling bags and black non-recyclable waste.

what happens to this is ..
the food waste goes to a special heat composter
the white bags of garden waste goes into a heat composter but (I think I was told that sonething else happened to it also because of the woody trimmings that gardens can produce)
black bags go to land fill
Green bags for  recyclables.. get sorted and recycled

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#5 Mon 21 Jan 13 6:42pm

Kye

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Member since Fri 04 Apr 08

Re: How many bins do you get?

Three.

One for household waste, collected twice a week.
One for paper, plastics collected once a week.
One for glass collected once a week.


Compost bin in the garden where all the vegs peels go to.


+ special bags are thrown into our court during the gardening months.

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#6 Mon 21 Jan 13 6:55pm

wine~o

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From Dorset u.k
Member since Tue 21 Oct 08

Re: How many bins do you get?

non-recyclable.
recyclable Cans/cardboard/plastic.
food-waste.
glass.
sack for batteries.
bag for newspaper.

and if we wish to pay for it, a garden waste bin..

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#7 Mon 21 Jan 13 7:09pm

Kye

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Re: How many bins do you get?

wine~o wrote:

non-recyclable.
recyclable Cans/cardboard/plastic.
food-waste.
glass.
sack for batteries.
bag for newspaper.

and if we wish to pay for it, a garden waste bin..

Our local taxes / finances taxes automatically allow us to have free bins.
Last night some kids ripped off my home waste bin cover (though solidly fixed) to make a sledge with, all i have to do is call the Town Hall to have it replaced...for free, otherwise the rubbish men will start to complain roll


Last time the wheel broke and it was replaced within a week.

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#8 Mon 21 Jan 13 7:27pm

wine~o

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From Dorset u.k
Member since Tue 21 Oct 08

Re: How many bins do you get?

ours used to include free garden waste collection (so long as it fitted in the food waste bin, which goes to make compost)
now in yet another TAX HIKE we have to pay for it......

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#9 Mon 21 Jan 13 8:20pm

Kye

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Member since Fri 04 Apr 08

Re: How many bins do you get?

wine~o wrote:

ours used to include free garden waste collection (so long as it fitted in the food waste bin, which goes to make compost)
now in yet another TAX HIKE we have to pay for it......

NOT fair angry

I noticed in England (Essex) that the rules must have been invented by a crazy guy with nothing else to do. Calenders show dates for which bins to put outside for the rubbish men...most people are lost, the crazy thing was with the food bin in the kitchen that was to be tranferred to another bin... and so easy for the cats/foxes, whatever to dine with.

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#10 Mon 21 Jan 13 9:35pm

cohphanta

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Occupation Book Seller
From Jacksonville, FL
Member since Sun 04 Apr 10

Re: How many bins do you get?

Portland has a recycle program. You have to buy blue bags to put your recycling in to be picked up. The complex where I live does not have a recycling area so everything goes into the dumpster or I'd have to drive it to someplace for recycling.  All grocery stores have plastic bottle recycling because you pay for the bottles when you buy them. So, if I buy a soda in a plastic bottle I get charged .05 and I get it back if I bring it in to recycle.

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