Disposal of waste....

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aldhelm
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Re: Disposal of waste....

Post by aldhelm » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:50 pm

Found this regarding bin collections

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-52017641

Yorkshire Andy
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Re: Disposal of waste....

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:24 pm

Mrs Andy was at home when bin men came down the street , forgot to put it out she dragged the wheelie bin out then wiped the handle down with a detol wipe the bin man said thank you !
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grenfell
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Re: Disposal of waste....

Post by grenfell » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:59 am

There was mention of the bins on the local news. It was saying that if collections are suspended people should bag up their rubbish and store it. There was no mention of trying to burn it which considering the news covered birmingham more than anywhere else is probably understandable. Our local council website says bin collections will continue but the first to go will be the garden waste collections. To be honest it amazes me just how much rubbish some people can produce. My own bin is normally full of other people's rubbish generated while i'm working at their homes but with me doing no internal works for a while i'm not bringing as much back with me.

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Re: Disposal of waste....

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:38 am

Our garden bin is also our food waste bin so can't see them stopping that one in our area
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HomeHardener
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Re: Disposal of waste....

Post by HomeHardener » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:08 am

My council usually collect our garden waste/food waste bin weekly, recycling and general rubbish every other week.

Food waste and garden waste is now every other week due to staff shortages.
Luckily most of my vegetable peelings, grass cuttings etc go on the compost heap.

How long before general waste and recycling gets disrupted. I’ve refrained from putting cardboard in my recycling bin to save space, I will incinerate instead.
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jansman
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Re: Disposal of waste....

Post by jansman » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:43 am

Bit late to the party,but... we had this conversation yesterday.Council have said to WASH any tins etc. that go for recycling.That means that is likely to go on hold sometime soon.Garden waste ( is there such a thing?) Has been suspended.So here in The Bunker :lol: we are taking any waste that will burn and shoving it through the mutifuel stoves. The last time refuse collection was suspended was the petrol protest. Weird times.
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grenfell
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Re: Disposal of waste....

Post by grenfell » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:58 am

jansman wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:43 am
Bit late to the party,but... we had this conversation yesterday.Council have said to WASH any tins etc. that go for recycling.Garden waste ( is there such a thing?) Has been suspended.
We've been asked to wash stuff out for some time now. Food waste is meant to go into our general waste as it is incinerated to produce electricity . It could formally go into the garden waste but now that isn't heat treated it's basically just put in a pile to rot down and they won't accept food waste in it. I've got several compost heaps and most stuff goes into them but i find the bin useful for the stuff that takes ages to rot down like evergreens or anythi g i'd rather not put in the heaps such as bindweed or groundelder a lot of which comes from customers.

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Re: Disposal of waste....

Post by jansman » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:12 am

grenfell wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:58 am
jansman wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:43 am
Bit late to the party,but... we had this conversation yesterday.Council have said to WASH any tins etc. that go for recycling.Garden waste ( is there such a thing?) Has been suspended.
We've been asked to wash stuff out for some time now. Food waste is meant to go into our general waste as it is incinerated to produce electricity . It could formally go into the garden waste but now that isn't heat treated it's basically just put in a pile to rot down and they won't accept food waste in it. I've got several compost heaps and most stuff goes into them but i find the bin useful for the stuff that takes ages to rot down like evergreens or anythi g i'd rather not put in the heaps such as bindweed or groundelder a lot of which comes from customers.
I compost a lot too.The woody stuff I put through a shredder and use it top up the paths between my vegetable beds.
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grenfell
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Re: Disposal of waste....

Post by grenfell » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:28 pm

Talking of paths i've been relaying a few slabs that i've lifted from a neglected area. I've always collected my ashes from the fire , riddled to remove any nails and the like and dug some of it into the beds. I'd been bagging it up and had quite a bit , more than i'd really need for the garden so i have mixed it with the sand i lay the slabs on. Been sound enough. Ash was used for flooring in old buildings mixed with sand and lime and goes off like concrete. Likewise coal ashes and clinker was laid as paths being too acdic to dig into the soil.

Bosworth
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Re: Disposal of waste....

Post by Bosworth » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:43 pm

Just bought a garden incinerator. A bit anti social in suburbia, but useful for when rubbish collections stop.

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