Tip Run

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

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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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5 Responses to Tip Run

  1. willowdot21 says:

    We have to book at our tip and prove we are locals but it’s so much better than the old days of quques a mile long 💜💜

  2. murisopsis says:

    A new term – tip. But from context I know exactly what you mean. We don’t have to go to the dump – our pick up service will take almost anything! Now we do have to go to the hazardous waste site to get rid of batteries, paint, and other environmental hazardous stuff… We only have to go once a year?

    • We have a scrap metal guy come round every week and he’ll take away most metals stuff including washing machines, cookers, dishwashers and tumble dryers, but he can’t take fridges or fridge-freezers because of the licence required for the refrigerants.

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