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Rubbish collection

On 28 Oct 2019 at 10:40am Nevillman wrote:
Yet again I carefully separate and bag food waste only to see the bin men throw it all in the back of the lorry with the general waste. A major rethink of the whole rubbish disposal system is required not relying on people whose only motivation seems to be finishing the job as soon as possible.
On 28 Oct 2019 at 3:13pm nancy wrote:
If you're so concerned then stop wasting food. I never waste any.
On 28 Oct 2019 at 6:02pm Bert wrote:
You're absolutely right, it's a rubbish collection !
On 28 Oct 2019 at 6:32pm Nevillman wrote:
Thank you for your helpful suggestion Nancy. Off for my tea of potato peelings, egg shells, tea bags and bones.
On 28 Oct 2019 at 7:07pm Bert wrote:
Heaven help us if Potato Peelings, egg shells and bones go to landfill ! Just depends what brand of tea bags too !!
On 28 Oct 2019 at 7:50pm Rookie wrote:
All waste organic stuff goes into our compost bin for Mrs Rookie to use on the garden. It's good stuff too. You should see the size of her melons.
On 29 Oct 2019 at 7:07am Hyena wrote:
Rookie, I thought all the clowns were on the pitch.
On 29 Oct 2019 at 8:36am Nevillman wrote:
I compost what I can rookie but I have had rats nesting in there so can't put everything in. Bert. The potato peelings which the bin men put in with the general rubbish goes to the incinerator rather than landfill. The additional environmental cost of my small bag of compostable waste being burnt rather than composted is negligible. Multiplied over the whole District it will be more I expect. I was questioning why I bother go to the trouble of it when the council operatives can't be bothered. I see fewer of the small grey bins left out for them lately. Am I a mug for even trying?
On 29 Oct 2019 at 9:32am Stephen Watson wrote:
It's possible to get a rat-proof compost bin. We used a 'Green Joanna' which works well as long as you stir it regularly with a fork. Some years ago the Council subsidized them.
On 29 Oct 2019 at 10:39am Local99 wrote:
Does anyone realise that the bin lorries have two side-by-side compartments, one for food waste and one for general waste??
On 29 Oct 2019 at 12:48pm Nevillman wrote:
And there was me thinking they had people inside the bin lorry sorting it all out local. Actually I was aware local. It was seeing my food waste going into the main compartment at the back rather than the separate food compartment that prompted my original post.
On 31 Oct 2019 at 10:36pm Tom Pain wrote:
Then what happens at the incinerator? It's big business,Nev and the bottom line is profit; there's no other consideration. Veolia, if that's what it's still called is a massive multinational with more lobbyists in Brussels than you could shake a stick at. Recycling is a concern for us little people. Do what you can yourself.
On 1 Nov 2019 at 6:15pm Nevillman wrote:
I give up Tom. What exactly are you saying? Are you suggesting that the bin men, who work for the district council, are putting the food waste into the incinerator to boost Veolia's profits in some way using their large number of Brussels lobbyists to do this? If I've got you wrong, please can you explain your post.
On 1 Nov 2019 at 7:43pm Green Sleeves wrote:
Its probably a direct order from George Soros, dontcha know?
On 1 Nov 2019 at 9:31pm Tom Pain wrote:
Thanks for bringing your hero into the conversation g.s. I'm sure he appreciates your ardour. Without your constant attention I'm sure he would desolated. The Nazis he assisted in ww2 appreciate your dedication too.
On 2 Nov 2019 at 9:47am Green Sleeves wrote:
One can never tell if you are joking, or you actually fall for anti semitic right wing conspiracy theories. If it's the latter then yea, I'm sure Soros, who was a 9 year old Hungarian Jewish boy at the beginning of WW2, was a nazi collaborator ;-) I mean, Glenn beck, Roseanne Barr, Ann Coulter and Infowars Alex Jones said it was true, so must be legit.
On 2 Nov 2019 at 9:35pm Tom Pain wrote:
You've missed one important name from your list of anti Semitic conspiracy theorists, George Soros himself admitted it, is that legit enough?
On 3 Nov 2019 at 8:26am Nevillman wrote:
I'm pretty sure I saw George Soros putting my food waste in the back of the bin lorry with the general waste.
On 3 Nov 2019 at 9:10am Green Sleeves wrote:
Sounds like Tom's rather credulous to anti-Semitic tropes around who controls "the banks" etc. Whatever you have read about George Soros' early life shouldn't be misinterpreted and used as some sort of alt-right style smear, which you did through implication and innuendo.

It's disgraceful that it's Corbyns supporters and/or those that criticise the far right Likud party policies in Israel and dream of a peaceful two state solution, that get labelled as the anti-semites in the current climate. I highly doubt it's Corbyn supporters who are desecrating Jewish graves in local neighbouring counties, it's much more likely to be far right loons who have long held beliefs and stereotypes Jews and peddle anti semitic nonsense, and have a track record of it. The morons who continually cite and malign the likes of the Rothschild's and George Soros with false claims or massive misrepresentations to suit their pathetic nationalist agenda.
On 30 Dec 2019 at 11:03am Laura J Greaney wrote:
I manure what I can freshman yet I have had rodents settling in there so can't put everything in. Bert. The potato peelings which the container men put in with the general garbage goes to the incinerator instead of landfill. The extra natural expense of my little sack of compostable waste being scorched instead of treated the soil is irrelevant. Duplicated over the entire District it will be more I anticipate. I was addressing why I trouble go to the difficulty of it when the gathering agents can't be pestered. I see less of the little dim receptacles forgot about for them of late. Am I a mug for attempting?

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