Are you doing your bit for recycling ?.

  spuds 14:09 19 Aug 2011

I am, but apparently failing.

Over the past month or so, we have tried to get rid of about one thousand once used good clean jiffy bags of various sizes, mainly 180mm X 245mm size. The recycling depot or the charities do not want them.

Large supply of timber offcuts, which nobody wants, unless we transport for free.

Newspapers and magazines or catalogues. Not much worldwide demand!.

The list of no wants seems to be on the increase.

Even going to our local Council's contracted out recycling depot, with a towed trailer exceeding 4'00" x 4'00" as to be weighed as possible commercial waste, unless you have a special permit for the trailer.

Are you helping the world by recycling all your unwanted items, and having no problems doing so?.

  interzone55 14:15 19 Aug 2011

Newspapers, cardboard, cans & bottles, batteries, electrical stuff, fluorescent tubes.

All these can be recycled in our town.

They also have separate skips for rubble, garden waste, wood, general mixed rubbish.

There's no trailer limit, but there is a height limit to stop anything higher than a transit getting in.

One thing I have noticed is that every Sunday there's an Indoor "car boot" sale in a largely deserted trading estate in Morecambe, and the day we visited I swear some of the stuff for sale was straight out of the electrical goods recycling container at Carnforth tip...

  wiz-king 14:55 19 Aug 2011

Surrey has reached its target of 50% recycled by 2020 this year! We are good boys and girls down here.

  Quickbeam 15:13 19 Aug 2011

I dutifully use the green garden waste bin and put the recyclables in a separate bin, which then get tipped into the general dustbin if they don't come around emptying by 4pm.

  Aitchbee 15:38 19 Aug 2011

I have recycled innumerous items that my neighbours have chucked out,over the years.Tables,chairs,TV's,DysonHoover,microwave,computers, Ikea furniture,window-blinds,plants,plant-pots,a single pinewood bed, (I use my own matress),fridge...yesterday I bought a second-hand Trust USB 56k modem for 3 quid from a charity's working now as i type this in. I hope my efforts are helping to save planet Earth.

  Aitchbee 16:12 19 Aug 2011

On a sadder, but uplifting note (to me), my brother-in-law, Pat, passed away suddenly a year ago.My sister wanted me to take all of his clothes and to wear them as they would only be given to a Charity shop.Because Pat and I are roughly the same build (BIG), I have great pride in wearing his clothes and always think of him as the great man he was. Aitchbee.

  Aitchbee 17:48 19 Aug 2011

I have just acquired a sturdy pram. I intend to use it for transporting bags of compost 40l bags from the local Lidl's.I don't have any children, but the neighbours might be twitch'n their curtains in amazement.I have always wanted to take a pram on to a bus, everybody gives way. hee-hee.

  wiz-king 18:01 19 Aug 2011

AitchBEE Stuff a cushion under your jumper - I'll call the Screws of the World! Second thoughts - that's not an option now.

  Aitchbee 18:12 19 Aug 2011

My neighbours know what I'm like - wiz-king - they won't bat an eye-lid.

  interzone55 20:18 19 Aug 2011

I've just got back from our recycling facility and there's a sign saying that 81% of gear dumped there was recycled last year, that's a pretty decent figure

  Aitchbee 20:29 19 Aug 2011

Glasgow City Council has just adopted a fortnightly collection of bins instead of a weekly one...Which I think is a good thing.Everyone should learn how to compress their rubbish and fit it into a smaller space.

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