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Green (and red) containers
« on: June 16, 2002, 02:50:12 pm »
For anyone puzzled, the green containers with black lids, distributed by the Council in parts of Brookmans Park today, are for collecting magazines and papers for recycling. The containers will be emptied and returned on alternate Mondays, as set out on the card everyone should have received from the council some time ago. †You should leave the containers at the end of your path before 8am on collection days. †If you have lost your card here are the collection dates.

  • June 17 - paper and green waste
  • July 1 - paper only
  • July 15 - paper and green waste
  • July 29 - paper only
  • Aug 10 - paper and green waste
  • Aug 31 - paper only
  • Sept 9 - paper and green waste
  • Sept 23 - paper only
  • Oct 7 - paper and green waste
  • Oct 21 - paper only
  • Nov 4 - paper and green waste
  • Nov 18 - paper only
  • Dec 2 - paper and green waste
  • Dec 16 - paper only
  • Jan 13 - paper and green waste
  • Jan 27 - paper only
  • Feb 10 - paper and green waste
  • Feb 24 - paper only
  • Mar 10 - paper and green waste
  • Mar 24 - paper only
  • Apr 14 - paper and green waste
  • Apr 28 - paper only
  • May 12 - paper and green waste
  • May 31 - paper only
« Last Edit: January 05, 2003, 11:35:53 pm by admin »
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Re: Green containers
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2002, 06:51:06 pm »
I can see a few claims for RSI looming for council staff lifting these heavy ( when filled) boxes :)
What was wrong with plastic bags? One box = 5K bags?
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Re: Green containers
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2002, 07:00:04 pm »
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What was wrong with plastic bags? One box = 5K bags?


Erm.. plastic bags aren't recylelable  ;D
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Re: Green containers
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2002, 07:38:17 pm »
Err yes they are, you stick newspapers in them, :)
The point is that if they collected papers in bags they would also get the bags, which could be put in one place rather than being dumped everywhere. Now the bags get put in the bin without being used at least once more for putting newspapers in.
The answer use teletext, don't buy newspapers or burn them on bonfires they then get up peoples noses, literally :'(
Shall we say the box was another £10 on the rates, we all know they will end up being used for other things or stolen. If you get your box nicked will the council take un green boxed paper?
Why not glass at same time, why not dustcart, doing paper, glass, greenstuff at same time, same vehicle, towing containers, too easy?
nil desperandum, the phantom knocker strikes again.
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Re: Green containers
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2002, 07:55:53 pm »
Most of my recyclable waste is glass yet this is the one thing that the council don't collect !. Why ?

I still recycle it, normally at Welham Green community centre. However the benefit is largely lost with the petrol one uses to get there ! At least landfill is reduced I suppose.
 

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Re: Green containers
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2002, 09:34:15 pm »
Dear sas,
I do the same with glass,when I take my garden rubish to the dump rather than burn it.
The petrol is still cheaper than the bags :'(
Hope I don't give impression I get through a lot of bottles :)
Regarding cans, it seems a pity that men die getting the ore out of the ground so that we refine it to the highest standards, print them with chemicals again to the highest standards and then dump them.
Plastic milk bottles, what a crass missuse of material.
The council only recycles for political reasons, to the least requirements of the good old directives from you know where.
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Re: Green containers
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2002, 11:02:35 pm »
I actually think the boxes are a great idea. I hated seeing plastic bags lining the streets.  Its also a lot easier to keep this box by the back door and just fill it up.

I actually say well done to the council for making it easier for people.

 

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Re: Green containers
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2002, 12:04:23 pm »
I do like the green containers. They are much tidier than the various overflowing plastic bags, which often left a trail of flying newspaper. It also might remind people to recycle paper if they have a place to put it in. The box appears waterproof and could be kept out-of-the way outside.

Recycling is important for protection of the environment, and should be encouraged. This is a first step to a council-sponsored community-wide approach, and I think it is an excellent idea.

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Re: Green containers
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2002, 11:52:08 pm »
The green containers are excellent. As the collectors now come onto my drive to pick it up, I no longer have to remember which day the papers get collected. Making recycling easier will encourage more people to do it. Hopefully bottles, plastic and tins will be added soon.

I support any legislation to help recycling, wherever it comes from. The legislation to process fridges was, despite crusades by rightwing papers, desperately required. We have to understand that when we throw things away, or release chemicals into the air, they donít just cease to exist or stop being a problem.



 

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Re: Green containers
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2002, 02:30:16 am »
Just remember to put a brick or similar ontop when you put the box out on a windy day otherwise you will end up trying to find your lid somewhere down the road with all the others (been there and got the T shirt >:().
My neighbour has drilled holes in his box and lid and tied them together ;)
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Re: Green containers
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2002, 04:35:54 pm »
My friends in Berkhamstead (also Herts) do have different coloured boxes for paper, glass and plastics. Does anyone know if it is planned for us to get the same?

I'd need two for glass! But it would make life easier and my kitchen tidier.
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Re: Green (and red) containers
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2003, 11:38:47 pm »
Most will now have had a leaflet announcing the arrival of red storage boxes for recycling bottles and jars. Click here for more information. The boxes are due to be delivered over the next few weeks.
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Re: Green (and red) containers
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2003, 12:55:05 am »
The new schedule for this year suggests that there is also a glass pick-up once monthly. Since there is no box provided, you will have to put them in the infamous carrier bags (aren't they useful).

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Re: Green (and red) containers
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2003, 10:43:53 am »
Why no lids on the Red boxes? Everyone will know how much I'm drinking   ;D
 

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Re: Green (and red) containers
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2003, 11:25:18 am »
Keep wrapping them in plastic bags (useful again).

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Re: Green (and red) containers
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2003, 11:28:34 am »
Sorry - plastic is out (not recyclable). What about using the lid of the green box or putting them on top of each other?

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Re: Green (and red) containers
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2003, 07:02:25 pm »
FYI:  an increasing number of authorities ARE recycling plastics, but not all types ... (both plastics AND councils ...!
 

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