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derbyshiredowser

New recycling bin

Derby council have just given us a new blue 240 ltr recycling bin its quite amazing as it takes the following :-
All paper, all plastics and all food packaging, cartons, glass, cardboard and all tins. In the first week of collecting the new bin they collected over 8 tonnes more recycling than previous week. We used to have all separate bins and bags but basically we can keep this near the back door and put virtually all the waste in it. We have a brown bin for none home compostable home garden waste and food scraps. At last a workable system and very green solution.
12Bore

We've had these a few years, not having to sort is great. Very Happy
robkb

We have this system in Greenwich, as 12Bore says it's good not having to separate everything. I imagine it also makes it easier to meet recycling targets.
Sherbs

I wish we had this system, we currently have to separate into so many different types it seems to take up half the kitchen
- compostable kitchen waste
- plastics
- paper and cardboard
- metal and glass
- compostable garden waste
- ordinary 'black bag' rubbish
12Bore

I wish we had this system, we currently have to separate into so many different types it seems to take up half the kitchen
- compostable kitchen waste
- plastics
- paper and cardboard
- metal and glass
- compostable garden waste
- ordinary 'black bag' rubbish

That's why recycling often doesn't work, it's too much faff for most folk.
If councils want it to work, they have to a/make it easy, b/invest or contract out sorting facilities.
12Bore

I wish we had this system, we currently have to separate into so many different types it seems to take up half the kitchen
- compostable kitchen waste
- plastics
- paper and cardboard
- metal and glass
- compostable garden waste
- ordinary 'black bag' rubbish

That's why recycling often doesn't work, it's too much faff for most folk.
If councils want it to work, they have to a/make it easy, b/invest in, or contract out, sorting facilities.
Behemoth

Unfortunately round here we have too many transients who use any bin for anything and 'contaminated' loads of recycling have to be dumped. Most of the perpetrators are lazy arsed higher academic achievers studying for degrees. Don't start me on wheelie bins and selfish witless runts. derbyshiredowser

In todays Derby paper in the last fortnight there has been an increase of 110 tonnes up to 750 tonnes of recyclables an increase of 17% in Derby city alone. Londonworms

In todays Derby paper in the last fortnight there has been an increase of 110 tonnes up to 750 tonnes of recyclables an increase of 17% in Derby city alone.

That's great news and rather backs up 12Bore's point about the less faffing people have to engage in to recycle, the more they're willing to recycle.
marigold

We have a blue bin for all recyclables collected fortnightly and a black one for landfill collected weekly. Green waste is also collected weekly either from a green wheelie bin or brown paper sacks, both of which we have to pay for.

It works very well and has greatly reduced the litter that used to blow about the streets from the old open recycling boxes.

We can also get low-cost compost bins for garden waste and green cones/johannas for food waste.
Treacodactyl

It works very well and has greatly reduced the litter that used to blow about the streets from the old open recycling boxes.

I wish we'd get something similar. I think the majority of litter around the place comes from stuff blown out of open recycling crates, bags etc. Why they use them I've not idea but when I spoke to the local council about it they didn't seem to understand the concept of wind. bandhead
wellington womble

I hate our recycling. They will take plastic bottles and cans (of which we have very few) and paper, which is reasonable. Nothing else at all. Not even glass, which is a pain to take ourselves. I have no problem seperating green waste, paper, glass and cans, but I get very confused about all the plastics, as I expect most people do, so you may as well sort it on collection and get it right I suppose. Wycombe district council will probably come round to the idea in about 50 years, given their current rate of innovation and meeting the communities needs. If I were to move over the road they would collect a lot more, although I'm not sure how its sorted.
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