WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH!!

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
Bugged rubbish bins 'will charge'

More than 30 councils are fitting microchips to wheelie bins ahead of possible "pay as you throw" schemes.
It is the latest attempt to encourage more recycling to curb the amount of rubbish that ends up in landfill.

Household rubbish would be weighed to within 500 grams on collection trucks and the chips used to identify which property the bin belongs to.

Councils are expecting to get the go-ahead from the government to start using the chips to charge residents.


Whole article available at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5404730.stm

Incredible. So what's to stop us simply putting our rubbish in the neighbour's bin then?

SF
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
SILVER_FOX said:
Bugged rubbish bins 'will charge'

More than 30 councils are fitting microchips to wheelie bins ahead of possible "pay as you throw" schemes.
It is the latest attempt to encourage more recycling to curb the amount of rubbish that ends up in landfill.

Household rubbish would be weighed to within 500 grams on collection trucks and the chips used to identify which property the bin belongs to.

Councils are expecting to get the go-ahead from the government to start using the chips to charge residents.


Whole article available at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5404730.stm

Incredible. So what's to stop us simply putting our rubbish in the neighbour's bin then?

SF

I wonder how much this scheme will cost? It seems to me that every problem these days is "solved" by the application of unnecessary technology.

Here in Petawawa we are encouraged to recycle and houses are supplied with a green bin, a blue bin, and a yellow bin for recyclable waste - the householder supplies their own normal waste bin.

The green bin takes all food (including egg shells, food contaminated paper etc) and garden waste
The blue bin takes card and paper
The yellow takes plastics, glass and metals.

In all honesty, once that lot's sorted out there's very little left for the normal "dustbin". Back in the UK, ther were strict limits on how much could be put in a bin. Here, there's no limit as longs what is left out is recognisable and packaged such that it can be easily transferred to the collecting lorry - just as well having recently put out nearly 150 cardboard boxes collected during my move!

There's no micro-chips, there's no admin charge with billing, just a simple non-nonsense pragmatic approach to waste collection and recycling - pity that's never work with the petty-minded bureacrats in today's UK :(
 

grefs

Lantern Swinger
[So what's to stop us simply putting our rubbish in the neighbour's bin then?]


That happens to me now. some dork uses mine.
 

Shakey

War Hero
Went to a council tip once with an old bog in the back of my van. Bloke asked me for my permit. 'Cos I was in a van and working as a plumber that meant the waste was commercial and I needed to pay for a permit from the council.

And they wonder why people fly tip.
 
The problem is the wheelie bin.

Designed at one time in case of emergencies [council strikes breakdowns etc] to last at least a fortnight.

Now we must ensure the thing is jam packed when the "REFUSE DISPOSAL OPERATOR" arrives. Please keep a PC mind.

Such happy days when we had the old tin bin and the endless fires in that bin.

In those days the RDO or the "BINMAN" was a superhuman being who would pick this tin bin and carry it down the alleyway and empty it into the back of the horsedrawn bin cart

When the peelings and other items went on the back of the fire or the pigman called.

"Those where the days my friend we thought they would never end" Whatever happened to Mary Hopkins???

Now Ireland has the right idea on rubbish disposal no council rates what goes in the bin you pay for therefore you recycle whatever you can.

Taking your rubbish to the skips at the council sites you pay now that is naughty. The country lane going over the featherbeds is littered with crap from those types who care feck all for the beauty of the land. NIMBY yet again.

In the UK we can all play our part wash the cans recycle etc. Problem is what is the financial gain only when extra pennies pop into your pocket will Joe Josephine Public recycle. Taxed and rated to the hilt and if you no pay we take away we take away your furniture or send you to prison.

So where is the encouragement to recycle.

Excuse me while I just go fill up the six litre 4x4 and nip to McDonalds for all the trimmings, so I can throw all the wrappers out the window while driving one handed while talking crap on my mobile and not giving a toss for other road users because might has the right.
 
Well we don't have wheelie bins but as a business we have to pay extra to have our rubbish collected. Trouble is we have to keep business rubbish and domestic rubbish seperate, and as we live over our business that's really easy! Not to mention the business next door who puts his rubbish in our domestic bin - which is actually quite gross coz he's a butcher! :roll:
 
sandygib said:
Well we don't have wheelie bins but as a business we have to pay extra to have our rubbish collected. Trouble is we have to keep business rubbish and domestic rubbish seperate, and as we live over our business that's really easy! Not to mention the business next door who puts his rubbish in our domestic bin - which is actually quite gross coz he's a butcher! :roll:

...so there are things worse than teenage sons Sandy! I told you not to worry. :lol:
 
If your councils are anything like mine is in London, they are not interested in cutting the amount of rubbish waste, just generating loot for their coffers.
But as I live in a block, I don't have a wheelie bin - but who knows what this lib/lab lot will do ? (and I have my trusty magnet ready just in case.....)

:)
 
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