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Into which recycling bin should I put a dead rat?

(22 Posts)
morningpaper Tue 12-Aug-08 10:00:00

Surely it should be the FOOD recycling bin, because ultimately it will rot down?

But it looks WRONG sitting there wrapped up in the food bin

Please advise

LIZS Tue 12-Aug-08 10:00:40


cafebistro Tue 12-Aug-08 10:01:56


DaDaDa Tue 12-Aug-08 10:13:35

Double wrap in bin bags and into the normal bin I think.

No bones permitted in our food recycling, not sure if that applies to all councils.

nannyL Tue 12-Aug-08 19:05:13

it put it in the dustbin too

Bewilderbeast Tue 12-Aug-08 19:21:44

put it in the compost. dead cats are said to be good for roses, i'm sure that dead rats must be good for something

madcol Tue 12-Aug-08 19:22:35

Drop it on the council's doorstep.

twoluvlykids Tue 12-Aug-08 19:23:31

chuck it over your fence!

SlartyBartFast Tue 12-Aug-08 19:32:01

ditto twoluvly kids

Fanlight Tue 12-Aug-08 19:32:56

Classic! grin

Sorry not much help MP

I like the title though

Fanlight Tue 12-Aug-08 19:33:41

Can you dig a deep hole and bury it?

Ring council tomorrow otherwise. They will have a policy...hmm

Goober Tue 12-Aug-08 19:34:32

Chuck it into next doors garden.

Madlentileater Tue 12-Aug-08 20:53:46

Bury it if you can be bothered.

ChasingSquirrels Tue 12-Aug-08 21:14:08

food recycling - presuming that is compost??, as long as you haven't cooked it (cooked food attracts rats you know...)

sophy Wed 13-Aug-08 18:58:11

When I had one in London council made a special journey to collect it because of the health risk.

So you probably shouldn't compost or recycle it.

serin Tue 19-Aug-08 00:20:37

We think you should bury it.
Give it some sort of send off.

Helium Thu 28-Aug-08 21:41:32

No meat bones fat or dairy in compost - urggh - no rats - they may be diesesed etc and would attract vermin. Double wrap and in the dustbin!

filthymindedvixen Thu 28-Aug-08 21:43:38

well, unless you are vegetarian, you should make rataouille in order to reduce wastefullness...

There are children starving in Afric, you know.

Blandmum Thu 28-Aug-08 21:43:57

Not in the compost bin. In with the rubbish. There can be viruses in a rat, and if the composting isn't don't well enough to general suficient heat, they might survive (the viruses not the rat who is, after all, already dead!)

snorkle Fri 29-Aug-08 08:44:41

Our brown bin for garden waste takes wrapped food waste including bones - it is hot composted apparently so should be OK. If it was me, I'd put it either in that or in the general waste according to which was being collected first as they alternate each week.

BlueberryBeret Fri 29-Aug-08 08:49:45

<snurks @ it attracting rats>

Smithagain Fri 29-Aug-08 10:56:36

Rats can carry nasty viruses - this is the point at which I would put self-sufficiency ethics to one side and ring the Council for advice.

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