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BOX IT scheme .... RUBBISH!

On 4 Apr 2014 at 5:46pm FrED UP wrote:
Anyone else had hit and miss collections from our recycling team? Two weeks ago (Fri 21st March), boxes put out for our normal collection. No one came. Whilst out on the Saturday they came but only collected from those who had left them out overnight. So today a whole months worth was put out BUT because some of the overspill was put in the glassware bag they refused to take it AND left one of their Ooops notes !!!!
On 4 Apr 2014 at 7:32pm rookie wrote:
The recycling gang are excellent. Last week I forgot to put my boxes out but the guys came up the driveway and collected them. Thanks fellas.
The bin men have never done that.
On 4 Apr 2014 at 9:17pm Horseman7 wrote:
I've never encountered any problems in Old Malling Way. I work from home and usually pop out to take the boxes back from them. They're always chatty, cheerful and efficient.
On 5 Apr 2014 at 7:33am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
We've had a couple of missed collections lately, and a couple where they've been a few days late.
Isn't the scheme being taken over by a new contractor this year?
On 5 Apr 2014 at 9:20am Tipex wrote:
Never had a problem.
On 5 Apr 2014 at 9:23am Sjep76 wrote:
I've had a real issue with the recycling team who refuse to walk 2 steps into my garden up a path to collect the boxes from where I keep them but they expect me to carry the boxes 4 meters to the end of my drive!! The dustman get the rubbish out of my cupboard if I forget to put it out and have to walk 3 times as far as the recycling people!!
On 5 Apr 2014 at 5:56pm Sussex Jim wrote:
The Lewes recycling scheme exists mainly because the EU has dictated that we must achieve a certain quota. I don't think we should take it too seriously.
Mrs.Sussex puts all the tins,bottles and paper out for every collection; but they are choosy on what plastic they take (rejects just go in the general dustbin). The real issue is not to generate so much rubbish in the first place, by putting jars and boxes to other uses like storage.
On 5 Apr 2014 at 10:58pm truthseeker wrote:
Sjep76 said the recycling team won't go 2 steps into his/her garden to collect the boxes where they are kept; but it becomes 4 METERS when Sjep76 has to carry the boxes.
Is there some sort of one way system in his/her garden that may be improved?
On 5 Apr 2014 at 11:28pm Clifford wrote:
Sussex Jim wrote: 'The Lewes recycling scheme exists mainly because the EU has dictated that we must achieve a certain quota. I don't think we should take it too seriously.'

What's the objection Jim, that it is an EU target or do you object to recycling completely? And if you don't object, would it be okay if Lewes DC set the target? If you don't agree with recycling whether it's the EU or anyone, you'd still object presumably.
On 6 Apr 2014 at 8:37am Deelite 2 wrote:
Jim, is the EU responsible for just the Lewes household recycling scheme and not the scheme as a whole, countrywide then?. And are you intimating that because recycling quotas are determined at the level of the EU it is useless and not to be taken seriously? If yes, does that mean you think that everything the EU does is bad and an 'imposition' not to be taken seriously?

Seriously. I think it's you who should not be taken seriously!
On 6 Apr 2014 at 9:47am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Perhaps Sussex Jim would like to offer up his back garden as a landfill site. We'll need loads more if we stop recycling.
On 6 Apr 2014 at 10:23am FrED UP wrote:
I was irritated that because they didn't turn up on their scheduled day and they didn't feel obliged to enter my garden to empty the bins on a non scheduled day, that I was reprimanded for having too much on the next collection.
It's not the end of the world. I'll live with it. :-)
On 6 Apr 2014 at 9:10pm Sussex Jim wrote:
I am generally in agreement with the principle of recycling, when it involves separating different types of waste to dispose of each in the most efficient and environmentally friendly way. But it is not the most important thing in life.
I do however feel that the EU has far too much influence in how we run our affairs- and yes, I for one will be voting for us to leave if we get the opportunity.
On 7 Apr 2014 at 1:11pm Another Voice of Reason wrote:
I've oft wondered why the government allows companies to continue using non-recyclable types of plastics in food packaging. Spreadable butter containers aren't recyclable, are they?
On 7 Apr 2014 at 1:17pm Deelite 2 wrote:
Personally I think on the whole the EU do a better job than our own government! I'd like less regulation though but do wish the UK would take a more active role.

I've always put out my marge stuff with the recyclable material and can't remember it being returned.

I'd assumed that the plastic that was not recyclable was because it was microwaveable (the packaging instant dinners and takeways etc).
On 7 Apr 2014 at 2:05pm Southover Queen wrote:
So are those little trays which fruit and veg come in recyclable then? I'm sure I've tried putting them in the recycling box only to find them returned so I don't. They must constitute a fair proportion of my rubbish, so it would be good news...!

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