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Won't give me another wheelie bin...

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ThisLittleKitty Sun 11-Feb-18 15:30:56

Bins here are collected weekly. EVERY Sunday without fail my wheelie bin is full. (There collected Thursday) several times local cats (I believe) have managed to get the bags out the wheelie bin as they are open with the bags on top because they are over flowing. Anyway these cats will rip out all my rubbish so the garden will be covered. I called the council and asked for another wheelie bin as several neighbours have more than one of the same colour top bins. I was told I wasn't allowed another one and the ones the neighbours had were "obviously stolen!" Aibu to not see why I can't have another one. And before any one suggests I recycle more I do I recycle everything that can be and I have no car to go to a tip.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Sun 11-Feb-18 15:32:16

Around here you have to order and pay for additional bins. They aren't overly expensive but I think they are priced to be a deterrent. Is that possible?

CannotEvenThink Sun 11-Feb-18 15:32:34

Bigger bins are only available to larger families. How many of you are there? What on earth are you putting in there? We are a family of 5 with fort nightly collections and have no problems at all with one standard size bin.

Blackteadrinker77 Sun 11-Feb-18 15:33:26

I can't see how you have that much rubbish in one week.

What type of things are you throwing away?

ThisLittleKitty Sun 11-Feb-18 15:33:45

Family of 5. I wouldn't mind paying but wasn't offered this as an option.

LanguidLobster Sun 11-Feb-18 15:34:28

Is the rubbish definitely all yours? Is your wheelie bin in a safe place until it's taken out?

It's worth finding out the exact regs about what your council will allow per household.

Fairylea Sun 11-Feb-18 15:34:46

We have an extra black bin for household rubbish as we have a disabled son who has a lot of disposable equipment and sanitary stuff etc. The council gave us a form to complete and they sent us one free. Some of the families with extra bins may have similar circumstances.

BubblegumFactory Sun 11-Feb-18 15:34:47

How many people live in your house?
Sounds like a lot of waste!!!
Have you got a compost bin in the garden? Our bin is never full but I suspect that is because we compost a lot of our waste.

Vitalogy Sun 11-Feb-18 15:35:02

Tell a fib and say your bin has been stolen.

bonzo77 Sun 11-Feb-18 15:35:23

Echo above: how comes so much rubbish? Do you really squash everything down? 5 of us here, including one in disposable nappies. Fill about 1/4-1/3 of the bin a week. Plus half a bin of recycling.

LanguidLobster Sun 11-Feb-18 15:35:43

Is there a skip near you?

Janleverton Sun 11-Feb-18 15:35:56

We have to provide our bin. Main bin collected fortnightly, recycling every week. Family of 5 and we only just fill the wheelie bin (that we paid for) once a fortnight.

GhostWriter666 Sun 11-Feb-18 15:35:57

We're only allowed 1 bin. They're emptied every fortnight. Though it was less than 1/3 full last time so I didn't bother.

How are you making so much rubbish in a couple of day?
Do you not get a recycling bin? We're allowed as many of these as we want.
Could you put a rock or something on top of the bin to stop cats getting in?

PlateOfBiscuits Sun 11-Feb-18 15:36:10

Do you have lots of nappies or something? Not helpful but I can’t imagine how you overflow the bin every week!

Are you sure you’re recycling as much as you can? My recycling bin is always much fuller than my general ware bin.

TheFallenMadonna Sun 11-Feb-18 15:36:12

We can get a second recycling bin, but not a general waste bin. The recycling bin can take paper, card, tins, glass, tetrapacks.

TheFallenMadonna Sun 11-Feb-18 15:36:39

Fortnightly collections

DonnyAndVladSittingInATree Sun 11-Feb-18 15:36:53

Ours are entire fortnightly and there are often weeks where my bin still isn’t full. It’s rare that I can’t close the lid. There are 3 of us plus a dog And cats. What on earth are you putting in there? confused

DonnyAndVladSittingInATree Sun 11-Feb-18 15:37:07


PlateOfBiscuits Sun 11-Feb-18 15:37:27

LanguidLobster do you mean a tip?

Reallycantbebothered Sun 11-Feb-18 15:38:51

Family of five here and bins collected every 3 weeks and we manage!
We are scrupulous with recycling ( which is collected every week ) , think you need to look at how you buy your food and how you can cut down on waste and make sure eveithat can be recycled is!

NoSquirrels Sun 11-Feb-18 15:38:53

Is it your black bin?

Our black bin is nearly always not full - collected fortnightly, family of 4.

Our recycling bin on the other hand gets full quickly.

Does your council restrict your recycling options? What sort of stuff are you binning?

Honestly, I think they’re right not to give you another one. They’re trying to discourage landfill- we need to make less waste.

Almostfifty Sun 11-Feb-18 15:39:11

Our rubbish bin is only collected every three weeks. We're a family of six. I don't have that much rubbish.

Twillow Sun 11-Feb-18 15:39:29

One bin lasts our family a fortnight easily. I know you say you are recycling but are your kids throwing pop bottles etc in the right place? Or nappies, that could make a difference to an extent. Are you throwing food waste out in your main bin? If so maybe get a composter?
We do have a disposable culture now and it is a problem - the rubbish doesn't vanish once it leaves our sight after all!

FreudianSlurp Sun 11-Feb-18 15:39:51

If you're recycling everything you can and yet still filling a waste bin in 3 days it's time to look at reducing (it's actually first on the list: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). Don't buy things with so much packaging.

Sparklingbrook Sun 11-Feb-18 15:40:35

It's more likely to be foxes than cats, or even seagulls if coastal. If there's so much interest in the bin is there a lot of food waste in there?

Recycling as much as you can and composting will help.

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