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MrsPear Sat 06-Apr-13 16:40:23

So i once again i asked my sil not to put her child's unwrapped dirty nappy in my kitchen bin. I like them to go in the bathroom bin.

So she then said i don't how you can dare be so fussy as your kitchen is filthy - you have food waste on the worktop and rubbish behind the bin in a bag.

Her husband answered before i could and said are you stupid or something that is recycling.

The thing is i thought i was quite fussy with rubbish - the big kitchen bin and bathroom bin (they are the only two we have) are emptied daily, wiped and clean bag put in. Recycling put out daily. Food waste bin which is lined is also washed and emptied daily. The big kitchen bin and recyling bag are kept in little empty space under the work top. And the food waste bin on the worktop above them.

Am i doing all wrong?! Do you agree is my kitchen unclean?

ChippingInIsEggceptional Sat 06-Apr-13 16:46:24

Without seeing it I couldn't possibly comment on whether your kitchen is unclean or not - but I highly suspect, given your bin emptying/cleaning/bag changing routine, that it's the sort of kitchen where you could eat off any surface grin

What you do sounds like exactly what I do perfect. I don't have the kitchen waste bin though as I don't have anywhere to put the contents of one - it all goes in the kitchen bin.

Your SIL sounds thick, rude & fecking annoying.

MaureenMLove Sat 06-Apr-13 16:56:34

I don't think I'd have asked her to put it in the bathroom bin. I'd have asked her to put it in a nappy sack, straight in the dustbin outside! Can't think of anything worse than someone elses shitty nappy in my bathroom, but then it's a long time since I had nappies in the house anyway.

I have one kitchen bin. All for non recycling. A worktop food waste bin and the rest is skillfully thrown to the space beside the front door, in the hope that someone will take it out with them to the recycling boxes down the side of the house.

PollyEthelEileen Sat 06-Apr-13 18:19:31

Our food bin is on the counter above the dishwasher.

I do not empty it daily though. Those biodegradable bags cost a fortune. I probably go through two bags a week.

We have a big wheelie bin outside in our side return for all the other recycling.

specialsubject Sat 06-Apr-13 19:41:12

you're fine!

I have a food waste container lined with a bio bag on the windowsill. I empty it into the compost heap when it is full (every three days or so, our only waste is peelings and teabags), and change the bag when it starts to split. I don't think it is a kitchen health hazard!

recycling (tins, bottles, paper etc) is stored under a worktop - it is all rinsed or clean so also not a hazard.

our kitchen bin gets emptied when full, once a week or so - it has to be really full to minimise use of liners. No food waste in it and our council recycle a lot, plus we keep the cardboard separately and take it to the dump when we are passing every couple of months.

pinkyponk67 Sun 07-Apr-13 21:44:50

Your kitchen bin arrangements sound normal to me but we always put (wrapped) dirty nappies outside straightaway, not in an indoor bin. Unwrapped pooey nappy in kitchen bin = eew!

ilovepowerhoop Mon 08-Apr-13 08:29:51

I have a kitchen bin with 2 sections so one side is for normal rubbish and the other is for recycling. The food caddy moves round the kitchen depending on space e.g. it will be up on the counter when being used or sits down on the floor by the kitchen table when not being used. Pooey nappies always got put in the outside bin as they stink!

greenliving30 Tue 25-Jun-13 10:19:06

I agree that without seeing it, I can't comment on whether your kitchen is unclean, although by the sounds of it it's really not!

I used to keep my food bin on the counter, but I was getting so annoyed with it - all of the restrictions that are put in place by the councils with 3 different bins it became quite confusing! 'PollyEthelEileen' was right - the biodegradable bags were costing me a fortune, although i appreciate that they stopped any leaks in the bin, but i be-grudged using them due to the cost!

My friend recommended using a home waste digester, she swears by hers, it takes all her food waste and reduces it into nothing, she never empties it and it doesn't smell! I can't remember the name, I think it's green cone or something similar - but i've just ordered one in the hope that it's going to be a solution to the waste collection for my food bin! grin

Jan49 Thu 27-Jun-13 19:35:02

I have a carrier bag for recycling (cardboard, plastic and paper mainly) hung on a hook inside a large understairs cupboard which is inside the kitchen IYCWIM. Rubbish for landfill goes into the nearest bin and there are bins in each room. I empty them about twice weekly.

Your SIL was very rude. I don't see how your kitchen can be 'filthy' based on what you've told us.

Sunnymeg Thu 27-Jun-13 19:54:39

I have two kitchen bins, one for waste the other for recycling. The waste one is emptied every couple of days. The recycling one at the end of the week when the bins go out. The food waste bin lives on a window sill at the end of the kitchen furthest away from where I prepare and cook food. We have a compost bin so peelings etc go straight into that. The only things that go in food waste are things that shouldn't go in the compost bin. I buy a copy of the I newspaper once a week for 20p and use that to wrap food waste as I go along.

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