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Do you remember when we didn't recycle and just about every normal household managed perfectly well with one stumpy little metal bin with a rubber shield-like lid?

Now we have four bins twice the size that are nearly always full.

They take up a load of space and the collection services just get worse and worse which can't be hygienic or ultimately healthy in the warmer weather.
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We have two her in communist France:

1 for all recyclables.
1 for garbage.

Glass to the bottle bank.

I think there are probably 2 collections a week in summer.


Some people still can't manage it. I reckon it's the Brits here who've
never ****ing bothered to inform themselves on how the system works.
(i.e. read French.)
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I have a bin, the local council thought it necessary to provide food composting things, a plastic box for tins and recyclables are supposed to go in a big white bag thing.

Its not really feasible as our bins and all the other malarkey are nowhere near the house so everything except glass bottles goes in the normal bin.
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Our main bin does not need collecting as much as it used to as there are two other bins for different recyclables; paper and glass. Then there's the organic waste bin with food waste. We had a little bin store built for the recycling bins . I'm not convinced the council guidance is correct as some of the plastic that's allowable is marked as non-recyclable!
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We have communal big bins on wheels. 3 for kitchen waste & general refuse and 3 for dry recyclables. All collected on a Monday am.
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We have 3... Recyclable, General rubbish and Glass

Have no issues with that, why others find it so hard to seperate or manage with just 1 giant general bin, we have 6 people in our house and manage fine.

The main problem is the amount of un-necessary rubbish we have. Things that come wrapped in 3 types of plastic and then put in a box with packaging plastic, the box is then put in a plastic bag
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I've heard that if a bit of the wrong stuff gets into one type of waste then it all goes to non recycling.
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we have many many bins, with many many uses.
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As Greener says, there is so much packaging waste. Plus we all throw away lots more food than the immediate post war generation could contemplate.
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Apparently "almost 50% of the total amount of food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes. We throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year in the UK, and more than half of this is food and drink we could have eaten."
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the problem is capitalistic fuelled consumption, not fekin bins
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We don't have bins just for feckin', is it like frackin'?
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We have at least 3 seperate trucks around our way every week.

Food waste every week, recycling every week, Garden waste every other week and rubbish every other week.

But having 3 trucks instead of one has to be good for the environment doesn't it...

Especially when they cause huge traffic jams through the villages on my way to work.
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We have two her in communist France:

1 for all recyclables.
1 for garbage.

Glass to the bottle bank.

I think there are probably 2 collections a week in summer.


Some people still can't manage it. I reckon it's the Brits here who've
never ****ing bothered to inform themselves on how the system works.
(i.e. read French.)
We can swap recyclable for nuclear waste?

Me blue bin is the worstest. I fill with cardboard in no time. The council collect the tin bin and the rubbish bin twice a month but my organic and card bin just once.
And why do they tell me to put brown card in a blue bin and blue bottles in a brown bin anyway.
They're just silly.
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One bin everything in it emptied every other week no probs here
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The chod bin?

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We have flushing ones over here as opposed to the holes in the ground you **** in over there
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We have oddbins.
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Quite a lot of cardboard food containers have clear plastic 'window' inserts. Close inspection of the re-cycle symbols usually say that the cardboard is OK but that the plastic is "not currently recyclable" I wonder how many people bother to separate these pieces, and if not does it mean the whole bin full is now destined for land fill ???
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My Sis is quite cool and fairly mad. She actually removes any unnecessary packaging at the supermarket and gives it back to them as a sort of protest with benefits. She lives in Norfolk.

The worst one for me is the food recycling. It can't be healthy having stuff like that lingering in the kitchen. We call it the "Jobby bin". It's a pain as I decant it into the "Jobby box" - the bigger bin outside, on a daily basis. Invariably this doesn't get fully emptied as stuff sticks inside. I had to pressure wash a bunch of maggots out from it at the weekend. It was satisfying until I got a blob of ricochet juice in my mouth.
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We have those little bins too but the council provides a roll of biodegradable bags for them. When you run out you put a yellow tag on the handle of the big brown jobby bin.

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