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Can you recycle too much!!

If you don’t pay for them to be collected or compost them yourself the only other alternative is to take them to the main council depot yourself or use one of the weekend green waste disposal sites of which we have one in our part of the borough.

At the end of the day I guess we are paying for our collection service by way of an increase in rates.

You don’t get nowt for nowt as they say….

Bedford

If you don’t pay for them to be collected or compost them yourself the only other alternative is to take them to the main council depot yourself or use one of the weekend green waste disposal sites of which we have one in our part of the borough.

London
We have 4 separate recycle units. Green box for plastics, tins, glass etc. Black box for paper and paper derivatives, Grey sealable box for food waste and finally non recycle rubbish which goes in black plastic sacks. Food and paper are collected each week with either the green box or unrecyclable on alternate weeks. If you want grass cuttings etc. collected you pay extra.

You mean they don’t recycle garden waste then Alan? they obviously don’t have a composting facility around your way presumably then you have to dispose of your own grass cuttings elsewhere….

Bedford

We have 4 separate recycle units. Green box for plastics, tins, glass etc. Black box for paper and paper derivatives, Grey sealable box for food waste and finally non recycle rubbish which goes in black plastic sacks. Food and paper are collected each week with either the green box or unrecyclable on alternate weeks. If you want grass cuttings etc. collected you pay extra.

Last Edited by unknown at 18 Apr 22:04
London

That really does seem ridiculous as we are being encouraged to recycle more. Assuming she wasn’t recycling things which weren’t rcyclable, what is she supposed to do – send it to landfill?

It’s frightening how quickly our carboard and plastics bin fills up and then there’s the glass and tin box and the waste paper box too… and I nearly forgot the garden rubbish – BUT that mustn’t contain any food rubbish. It’s OK to cut your cabbage in the garden and put the outside leaves in. As soon as you bring it inside it counts as food and has to go in the landfill bin.

ESW
Lincolnshire

Apparently so according to our local paper as one woman found out last week.

I quote "Being green could cost you another £37 a week as one mum found out this week when council workers told her she was recycling ’to much".

It would seem that two council workers called to her family house to rifle through the contents of her recycle bin, after doing so a they advised her that if she didn’t reduce the amount she recycled they would be forced to apply the extra charge to her council tax bill.

After this appeared in our newspaper the woman in question received an appology from the council and was told that there wouldn’t be any extra charge after all…..The power of the press…..

Now we fill our recycle bin for our fortnightly collection, we try to only buy packed goods in recyclable packaging and consider ourselves to be avid recyclers, will we be getting a visit soon I wonder….

What are your thoughts, are you an avid recycler/

Bedford
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