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Would this annoy you?

17 replies

NoEffingWay · 14/10/2020 15:03

Where we live the council are hot on recycling, and we are too. They only give us a tiny bin and it's emptied every two weeks. By the time the collection date comes I have a massive bag for life which occupys my kitchen. I have two choices at this point;

A) put it in a black bin liner and stick it in the general waste
B) creep around the morning of the collection putting recycling in my neighbours bins

Would it annoy you if you saw me putting my empty milk bottles in your bin?

Sorry, this isn't exciting at all! Blush

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Eckhart · 14/10/2020 15:05

Can you not ask your neighbours if they'd mind? If it was me I'd not like you doing it without asking.

NoEffingWay · 14/10/2020 15:07

I would ask but rarely see them, have lived there for nearly a year and hardly a sighting! We both work shifts so are in at odd times of the day and night.

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rainbowninja · 14/10/2020 15:08

I wouldn't really mind someone putting their recycling in my bin if I had space but definitely better to ask. Our council will take additional bags if they are clear ones so that they can see what's in them.

NoEffingWay · 14/10/2020 15:10

@rainbowninja we aren't allowed to leave bags as well. Where I used to live it was endless and I really hate the idea of chucking away potentially reusable resources

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notacooldad · 14/10/2020 15:10

I wouldnt mind if the bin was out for collection ready to go otherwise you may use the space I need between recycling days.
I would have to trust you with recycling and not to mix the waste up as our council are very strict about it.

JemimaTiggywinkle · 14/10/2020 15:10

Some councils will take away extra recycling if it’s put out in a clear plastic box next to your recycling. You’d have to check with the council though.

NoEffingWay · 14/10/2020 15:11

The suggestion from the council is to take it to the recycling at the tip, I haven't the time or energy to do that!

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notacooldad · 14/10/2020 15:12

Ring your council up for help and suggestions. Everyone's councils will have slightly different rules so we may give you bad advice.

Eckhart · 14/10/2020 15:13

P'raps a note through the door explaining the situation and asking politely? I don't think creeping about and surreptitiously putting things in other people's bins is a good idea.

Is there anywhere else you could put it? A trip to the refuse centre once a fortnight?

notacooldad · 14/10/2020 15:15

I think if the neighbours agree to it once there will be an assumption you can always do it. That's fine until they run out if space for whatever reason ( Christmas, a party, whatever) and you've already but you're recycling stuff in.

Smallsteps88 · 14/10/2020 15:16

I wouldn’t mind at all as long as it was all going in the right bin.

Mintjulia · 14/10/2020 15:17

Doesn't the council provide extra community recycling points? We have one near work so I fill the boot of the car and go once a week in lunch hour

icedaisy · 14/10/2020 15:20

That's weird. So to encourage you to recycle they limit the amount and you have to hide it in general waste?

Here they do the opposite, tiny general waste emptied once a fortnight. Recycling bin huge and will take bags next to it. Will not take extra general waste ever.

Moltenpink · 14/10/2020 15:21

Have you got a tesco extra, they normally have cardboard & plastic bins? Get milk & juice delivered in glass bottles if possible. Mind you we do both these things and still have a full to the brim bin.

Mrsbclinton · 14/10/2020 15:23

Do you have to pay by weight? If so I would be annoyed if neighbours were adding to my bins.

Are you squashing / flattening everything before you put it into the bin?

Where I live we have recycling centres for bottles and glass, would this be an option?

custardbear · 14/10/2020 15:55

Can you ask for a second bin? We're allowed 2 recycling bins in our area

MinnieJackson · 14/10/2020 20:38

Our council let's you apply for a larger green bin, but we're a household of 7 and fortnightly have a full bin and up to three/four clear plastic sacks. The council take it all away for us and any large cardboard boxes etc. on bin day of my neighbours out he'll often shout 'shove it in here ' ,same with extra black bags as he lives alone but I wouldn't risk putting it in without asking

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