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Bodger

Result. A nice little find.

I took loads of stuff to the council recycling centre today. My load included umpteen telephone directories which I put into one of those metal hexagonal type thingies. As I went upto it to put my stuff in , I could see that it was full to the brim and that there were some books at the top of the pile. My eyes quickly scanned what there was to be seen and then they lit up. I saw this little gem, which i think you'll agree was far too good to be chopped up and made into bog roll. I quickly exchanged my directories for this. Smile








Fair exchange no robbery and it left me with that warm glow of having got something for nothing. thumbup
Jamanda

It's nice when something like that happens. Well spotted!
Bodger

There were some cracking books that would have been better off in a charity shop rather than go through the shredder. I just liberated the one. Very Happy
madcat

I would have liberated every one I could reach and taken them to the hospice book shop,but then Im old enough to wear purple and be naughty. Laughing
Bodger

I was frightened of being locked up. There are signs all round the council yard saying that its illegal to liberate what are basically unwanted goods.
Tavascarow

My local recycling centre used to sort out the good stuff & sell it for pennies (beer money for the workers I expect).
Now it's gone corporate & they aren't allowed to do it anymore.
Shame, I got garden tools, bike parts, kitchen wares, furniture, useable timber.
Thank god for freecycle.
Smile
Bodger

On the day that I found the book, a guy came into the council yard with a trailer. I kid you not, when I say that it was full of cut up logs and that he placed them in the skip ! Shocked
12Bore

Since our Council tip became a "Recycling Centre" run by a private franchise, everything has to be checked and put into the right skip (fair enough) unless it is electrical (fair enough) or scrap metal (!) which has to be put to one side.......... Wink
sean

Tavascarow wrote:
My local recycling centre used to sort out the good stuff & sell it for pennies (beer money for the workers I expect).
Now it's gone corporate & they aren't allowed to do it anymore.
Shame, I got garden tools, bike parts, kitchen wares, furniture, useable timber.
Thank god for freecycle.
Smile


Ours still does that. We've got most of our brewing gear from there.
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