This is a rubbish post

rubbishWaste, or refuse collection/disposal is an issue here in the UK.
In some areas, there are so many bins of different colours and shapes, you have a rainbow of plastic lining the streets like some kind of parade on collection day.

binsMost collections are fortnightly and included in the local taxes to the council, however, this year they introduced a charge of £25 for ‘green waste’ and redetermined what  could actually go in what bins.  There is even talk of your bins being checked for the correct contents, and if you’ve got anything wrong, you can be fined and your bin not emptied. With the green waste charge, you are provided you with a nice sticker (it’s actually boring, with your house name only) for your relevant bin so that the collection guys know you have paid your dosh and they will empty it accordingly.
Here on the Marina, there are blue industrial bins for recycling, small black bins for food waste and green or brown dumpsters for landfill (anything else) neatly sectioned off from immediate view by trellis partitioning.
There is also a junk pile, and since being here, I’ve seen 4 suitcases, a microwave oven, a small ghetto blaster, a TV, oil cans, and a toaster. They are all still there.

Hubby and I hate waste of any description. If we can reuse something for another purpose, then we do our own bit of recycling, but obviously there are some things that have to be disposed of, and if there is no local tip available, this can be problematic.
recycleWhen one of our boat batteries died (another story), we asked where we could leave it, and were told to put it by the bins as the handyman could take it away and get a few bob. It was gone next morning.
Having replaced my boots recently, we took out the laces, but I was loathe to just chuck them in the bin as there was a lot of wear in them and you never know, maybe on someone else, they wouldn’t squeak. They too were gone the following day.
However, I had to dispose of a lambswool jumper in the dumpster as it had shrunk and would not have fitted a five year old, let alone Hubby and somehow I don’t think a charity shop would have wanted it!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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