On 17 Aug 2015 at 7:52pm nevillman wrote:
I assume we are meant to put our food waste in a separate container as it is not good for this to go into landfill due to the release of methane. Last week I was surprised to see the collectors just throwing the contents of the grey bin into the back of the lorry. I wrote to the council but have not yet received a reply. I would like to know if this is common practice. Has anyone else seen the gunmen either putting the food waste in the correct or incorrect part of the lorry.
On 17 Aug 2015 at 8:33pm old bike wrote:
Crikey!! Don't approach them about it, you'll end up getting shot!
On 17 Aug 2015 at 8:43pm Sussex Jim wrote:
As I understand it, a lot of this recycling has been forced upon us as members of the EU.
Now I am in agreement with recycling in general; but we have to be realistic. It is probably not practical to collect, store and transport on (to where?) small amounts of domestic food waste. So, it goes in the general bin like it used to, and into landfill where it rots down and dissipates back into the soil like fertilizer.
LDC are seen to be doing the politically correct thing, and everyone is happy.
On 17 Aug 2015 at 9:00pm Geoffrey Paddle wrote:
I see consultants have recommended fortnightly waste collections in Lewes.
On 18 Aug 2015 at 5:42am Country Boy wrote:
My family of three never generates food waste - Potato peelings etc get composted at home. On top of this, we only generate enough domestic waste to fill one small black sack per week. When our plastic bottles and tins are squashed we get away with a four weekly collection of recycling.
On 18 Aug 2015 at 6:53am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I gave up separating food waste some time ago. I found it impossible to open the small food waste caddy with my arthritic hands, and it goes in with the general waste now.
On 18 Aug 2015 at 8:47am stevet wrote:
If food waste isn't separated it'll end up in Newhaven, not landfill. I do think everyone should do their bit to recycle and separate waste for recycling as much as possible. Nobody wants an incinerator or landfill next to their house so let's recycle what we can and reduce the need for these facilities. Food waste goes to the composting place at Chiddingly.
On 18 Aug 2015 at 1:30pm Chid Chav wrote:
I don't think the food waste goes to Chid only garden/green waste, may be wrong though Deffo agree we all need to recycle as much as practicable.
On 18 Aug 2015 at 1:44pm Enna wrote:
When I contacted the council about our food waste routinely going into the back of the truck with the household rubbish my concerns were taken very seriously. The workers were covertly watched, CCTV footage was examined and the load was inspected when it was emptied.
On 18 Aug 2015 at 2:35pm Dusty wrote:
The food recyle part of the truck is on the side nearest the kerb. I'm sure on occasion when the truck is facing the other direction, they have put mine in the back with the rubbish rather than walk around the truck. Really annoying when you've paid for the special bags and gone to the trouble of seperating peelings/bones etc.
On 18 Aug 2015 at 2:39pm Dusties other half wrote:
Enna: What was the outcome?
On 18 Aug 2015 at 6:02pm Enna wrote:
Our food waste goes in the right place. I know that the managers of the refuse collectors and the councillor who had pushed for Lewes to have a separate food collection were furious about the way the system was being sabotaged. I think one worker lost his job over this issue. This all happened when the system was new. I think it is worth being vigilant although I feel a bit silly watching my bins being emptied and not very comfortable at the thought that a man lost his job.
On 19 Aug 2015 at 5:13pm Englishman wrote:
Enna: You have poked your nose in where it was not necessary.
Think of that poor man who is no longer employed. His kids are probably wondering why they are not taken out to places during the holidays, or why they cannot have sweets, etc.
On 19 Aug 2015 at 7:18pm Lonnie Donngan wrote:
It's all hearsay: Kids not taken out, no sweets, just like when I was a kid in the 60's and my old man wasn't a dustman. But we had a council house and you know how I got sweet money? collecting pop bottles and returning to shops for the deposit back, and caddying for the posh golfers.
On 20 Aug 2015 at 9:32am nevillman wrote:
You are wrong to criticise enna Englishman. We should complain about our public services if it is not up to standard. Hopefully the sacked bin man is now doing something more appropriate for them and has been replaced by someone who is prepared to do the job properly. Unfortunately my experience suggests they are still cutting corners. I still have not had a response to my complaint to the council and it has now been ten days.
On 21 Aug 2015 at 2:04pm Lopster wrote:
I struggled to find out which skip to put glass/mdf/timber-framed doors in down at t'tip.
Until I was told not to worry that it is all shipped to Northern Germany where they sort it