How strange that Linda’s SoCS word prompt should be Tip as we did a tip run yesterday!
Our local tip is actually 18 miles away and until recently you had to book your slot, prove your identity and that you were ‘locals’ and then given a fifteen minute window.
It was all very organised, even though the tip was only open 4 days a week (something that hasn’t actually changed), you gave your vehicle registration number, were given email confirmations and booking references, and there were never any queues. Now we can once again turn up with any rubbish that cannot be taken by the usual bin collections and be directed to the relevant areas within for disposal. There were about 4 other vehicles there so again no queues.
In days of old, ie, pre covid, there were staff on hand to give assistance to the elderly or disabled, but now you’re on your own. There are still staff on site directing depositors, supervising removals of full bins and replacement empty skips, or generally keeping the site clean and tidy. In some tips, serviceable items would be recycled, but again this is also a thing of the past.
Still, we got rid of umpteen tins of old paint and a bird feeder that had become an obstacle course for Ratilda that Hubby found when he was sorting everything out this week.
Written for Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday