On 21 Feb 2017 at 5:26pm Put em in a black sack wrote:
Just had recycling collection and all my empty cardboard juice cartons thoughtfully tossed out of the 'cardboard' bag into the 'plastics' box and left by the recycling gang.... are orange juice cartons off limits? I wish I knew the rules... this isn't what I pay sky high council tax for........
On 21 Feb 2017 at 6:00pm Just me wrote:
I don't think they're allowed as they have a coating on. Used to be able to recycle them at Tesco though.
I think there is a list of what is and isn't accepted if you go on the website
On 21 Feb 2017 at 6:11pm Local wrote:
So, another local retard. Why can't you just check what's accepted, and follow those guidelines?
Am I the only one depressed by the sheer volume of thickies around?
On 21 Feb 2017 at 6:16pm Zebedee wrote:
Isn't it because the cardboard is lined internally with plastic so they can't be recycled?
On 21 Feb 2017 at 6:18pm Zzzz.. wrote:
You aren't a very nice person are you 'Local'? You should try and like yourself a little more.
On 21 Feb 2017 at 6:19pm Put em in a black sack wrote:
Thanks for all the positive replies! Shame that Local is such a tw@t but you can't keep a good troll down I suppose
On 21 Feb 2017 at 8:08pm Grace wrote:
Tetra Pak is not recycled yet, so no, they won't collect it. 'Sky High' council tax isn't just for recycling, what the local council keeps is minimal, majority of it goes to County Council - complain to them.
On 21 Feb 2017 at 8:19pm No Pot Pourri wrote:
It is a composite and not possible to recycle. Probably be incinerated, either here or abroad.
On 21 Feb 2017 at 9:19pm Local wrote:
OP - you ARE clearly a thickie. Do a little research, and you'll find that whilst doorstep deliveries in Lewes don't take them yet, you can take them to North St – from where they are recycled (please note, other thickies such as NPP and G, etc.
On 21 Feb 2017 at 10:42pm Clifford wrote:
I have given up with most recycling. It is completely absurd that there should be one, then two, then three, then.... different categories for us to have to remember to sort, put out on the right day, at the right time, while council tax remains the same and then increases.
On 21 Feb 2017 at 10:51pm You can recycle them wrote:
Well done for trying to recycle them, Black Sack. The time for their being accepted for doorstep recycling will come, but meanwhile see www.transitiontownlewes.org/jill-talking-rubbish-full.html: 'Drinks-cartons can be recycled in Lewes, in a container at the Tesco mini recycling centre; they go to paper mills, which can pulp them using shredding and water, and float and sieve off the foil and plastic, rescuing three-quarters of the cardboard element for use in paper-making.'
(I used to work in the paper industry, and this is correct)
On 22 Feb 2017 at 6:19am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
The Lewes recycling scheme is a pita, frankly.
Many councils now have a system where they take a much wider range of stuff and you only have to separate food waste, the rest all goes into one bin. So much simpler.
On 22 Feb 2017 at 7:30am Wealden DC wrote:
Indeed so A C T - 3 bins - mixed recycle, garden waste, the rest. P.S 1 small blue box for glass
On 22 Feb 2017 at 7:40am Grace wrote:
Yes thanks, I currently take my own tetra pak cartons down to north street on a weekly basis. I meant that the company that the coucnil sells the recycing to, does not recycle it.
On 22 Feb 2017 at 8:24am Councillor Gravytrain wrote:
please use the dedicated container at tescos, sorry for the sky high council taxes but after paying for mine and my colleagues pension plans, theres not much left in the kitty.
I'm Councillor Gravytrain,
On 22 Feb 2017 at 8:28am Lewes Voter 3 wrote:
More lies by the left. A couple of mates in the trade have told me it all goes to landfill in different places or the incinerator. Jobs for the boys. Learn some facts.
On 22 Feb 2017 at 10:06am Recyclist wrote:
Lewes DC has a recycling scheme that belongs in the last century. If Tesco can take stuff that the Council won't, then the Council needs to be negotiating with Tesco's people to share an end-location for the materials in question. Forward-thinking councils all sort recyclable waste AFTER it has been collected, rather than requiring householders to do this themselves.
On 22 Feb 2017 at 10:20am Ed Can Do wrote:
We chuck pretty much everything in the recycling at our house, none of it sorted. What I find is some weeks they'll leave half of it behind but if you leave it out there, often it'll get picked up the next time they come round. If stuff gets left more than once I generally bag it up and bin it then.
I think the recycling service here is pretty good to be honest and all those "I've got a mate who says his mate heard someone say they just send it all to landfill anyway" types should probably find a better conspiracy theory to cling on to. If you're too lazy to recycle then just admit it, don't go inventing overly-elaborate council conspiracy theories to justify it.
On 22 Feb 2017 at 12:26pm Meic wrote:
In Lewisham the council has a contrac twith a recycling firm whereby the firmpays the council for everything that can be recycled, and the council pays the firm for everything that has to go to landfill. All the recycling goes into one bin, and is sorted at the company's plant. Why can't our council organise things as well as that?
On 22 Feb 2017 at 4:31pm The Greek wrote:
Where I live now accepts everything, including all sorts of plastic. There is almost no need to put anything in the bin. Lewes is way behind the times!
On 22 Feb 2017 at 8:05pm Hmmm... wrote:
Lewes Voter 3, the only person posting on this forum that uses their IQ in their name.
On 23 Feb 2017 at 9:38am Bella wrote:
Lambeth council used to collect everything in a big orange (recyclable) plastic sac. This was nearly 10 years ago. How And why Lewes relies on the scheme it has is beyond me. And all the different bins take up loads of space if you don't have a proper garden
On 23 Feb 2017 at 1:19pm bobobob wrote:
A bit of looking finds that we (LDC) ranked 344th out of 351, (Brighton at 337), for recycling percentage of rubbish a couple of years ago.
Sounds like the type of thing to bring up with your local district councillor given how bad we are at it.
Check it out here »
On 25 Feb 2017 at 8:49am You can recycle them wrote:
The link below gives some info on which local councils recycle what and how, and why. Most of them use specialist waste companies; the juice-carton bin in the Tesco car-park is also run by one of the waste co's. How it seems to work is that the companies get money for recycled stuff but have to pay to dispose of landfill-rubbish.
Check it out here »