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Lunatics Running the Asylum - Part I

On 5 Jul 2009 at 2:07am Eraqus wrote:
why do they insist on shunting the skips around in the local dump over the weekend - why not bring the lorries in and shut the tip for 20 minutes at a time AT NIGHT - or EARLY in the mornings - or even (god forbid) during the week (hence save on the overtime) - 3 times in a month I have gone to recycle and the place is closed for skip shuffling - so 30 cars sit in a queue - burning fuel - polluting the atmosphere - increasing green-house gases - or even going home nd coming out again - HOW GREEN IS THAT!!!!WHAT IS THE POINT just chuck the rubbish in the bin you are causing MORE problems by sitting in your cars for the donkeys to shuffle the skips around (I do it too) - surely most of their clientele visit during the days over the weekend?
On 5 Jul 2009 at 5:34am SHS wrote:
Half the rubbish is green waste that should be burnt on a bonfire in the garden - much more environmentally-friendly than all those trips to the dump by householders, followed by trips from the dump by the skip lorries, followed by more fuel-burning shredders and tractors at the compost sites that take the green waste from the dump....
On 5 Jul 2009 at 9:47am sashimi wrote:
Calm down, Eraqus. Have you tried switching off the engine and chilling out for a few minutes while you do the crossword or listen to the radio? Don't let such trivial things get to you and make you so angry.
On 5 Jul 2009 at 10:27am Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Yay - two posters after my own heart (better luck next time Sashimi)!
I've experienced the poor time management skills at the dump too and think it is ridiculous that the shuffling of skips (and resultant closure of ALL at the dump) is not organised at a quiet time. But in true LDC fashion, it seems to be arranged at a time to cause maximum disruption and inconvienience.
The whole "green" agenda is a scandal and, although I used to be an ardent greenie in the 80's (yes me), I no longer pay attention tot he mass hysteria sweeping the nation/globe.
Thoroughly agree about the bonfires in gardens - that is my chosen method - the ashes dug in or sprinkled on my flower beds afterwards (with great results).
On 5 Jul 2009 at 11:01am jonnyboy wrote:
What are they meant to do if the skips are full? As you said Eraqus they are busiest at weekends. On a connected subject, how green is it to send electrically powered recycling vehicles, with a top speed maybe 15 mph, to surrounding towns and villages to collect rubbish? I counted 20 plus cars stuck behind the lorry on the C7 to Newhaven, all using more fuel and some taking stupid risks in overtaking.
On 5 Jul 2009 at 2:28pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I think it would be a good idea if they soent a man up to the junctin with Mountfield Road with a sign saying that the site would be closed until whatever time.
At least then it would be easier to go away, before you got stuck in a narrow lane with 10 cars behind you, and no idea how long you'd be there for.
On 5 Jul 2009 at 8:42pm Sylvia wrote:
The site is owned by ESCC not LDC. However, it's now being run by the people who will run the incinerator, as part of the waste disposal contract. I've always thought it was a really bad location anyway, as well. The Newhaven one is better and more easily accessed.
On 6 Jul 2009 at 12:23pm bonfirek wrote:
Totally agree was stuck in a jam outside the tip for 20mins yesterday morning, damn annoying. Perhaps we could fly tip down the North Street Ind Est, after all it's such a bloody mess down there at the moment, the place is a disgrace. Can't Styles be forced to tidy the place up?!
On 6 Jul 2009 at 3:26pm Boris wrote:
There's a big hole in the North Street car park, I think its a new landfill
On 6 Jul 2009 at 8:45pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Shock horror - I witnessed a 1st today.
Whilst motoring on the C7, I got caught behind that sodding recycling truck. Imagine my surprise when it pulled over to allow me to pass?

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