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Christmas rubbish collections

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nameslessone Report 16 Dec 2017 10:09

Last nights local news had an item about somewhere near Winchester which was going to have to wait 3 weeks for their rubbish collections.
Here, in a neighbouring county, we only wait up to an extra 2 days. They've done it this way for some years.

How long have you got to wait?

(I'm not naming my county as I don't want them to get big heads and assume they are doing everything right)


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 16 Dec 2017 10:32

2 days, returning to normal from Mon 15 Jan :-)
Our household rubbish is collected weekly & recycling/garden fortnightly.
The neighbouring borough is ranging from 2 to 4 days depending on the weekends.


Andysmum Report 16 Dec 2017 12:04

Ours is every three weeks anyway, to encourage people to recycle. Paper, plastic etc. is every two weeks and bottles monthly. Food waste is weekly. It so happens that there are no collections scheduled for Christmas week, and the following week ours is being collected as normal, even though Monday is New Years Day, and a public holiday!


AnninGlos Report 16 Dec 2017 12:08

One day this year, previously we have had to wait 3 weeks but we changed days this year from Monday collection to Tuesday and that has made a difference. Not usually a problem for us really as we never have a full bin to collect. And they always do a weekly collection of food waste. We come under Tewkesbury.


nameslessone Report 16 Dec 2017 13:57

We get fortnightly collections.
We put out a green food waste one week and put it in the general waste the other.

(Told you they didn't do everything right)


AnninGlos Report 16 Dec 2017 14:43

That doesn't make sense does it? We have small food caddies and a special food collection truck (smaller than normal waste collection trucks. We have a two weekly collection of general waste and a two weekly collection of mixed recyclables and a weekly collection of food waste The week the general waste is collected we have a wheelie bin of garden waste collected (we pay £40 a year for that). Our food waste goes for two purposes. Fertilizer for farmers and fuel for energy consumtion.


nameslessone Report 16 Dec 2017 16:41

At the moment our big green bin (garden & food waste) is free. Next year we expect to pay for the garden waste so, fingers crossed, they,ll sort out something sensible.

How the young couple down the way will cope. Apparrant,y they just chuck their food waste straight in. The neighbours had an awful stink last summer - it was crawling :-0

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 16 Dec 2017 22:58

After Christmas, our collection will be just one day late.

General waste is collected one week, recycling the next.

Food waste has a special caddy and is collected weekly.This is the same day as large bin collection.

We can opt to pay for a garden bin and after Christmas subscribers can leave out natural Christmas trees for collection and recycling.
These fortnightly garden bin collections are suspended over the Christmas period, restarting on 8th January.


maggiewinchester Report 16 Dec 2017 23:03

The Winchester collections are one week rubbish, the next week, recyclables, ie fortnightly, so, although some people say they've got to wait 3 weeks for their rubbish to be collected, it's only an extra week.
Still too long, though. :-(

Edit: Mine will be 2 days late.


Florence61 Report 16 Dec 2017 23:03

Our bin day for general rubbish and organic is fortnightly on a Thurs. Next Thurs is bin day.All other collections, paper, plastic and glass are monthly and will be next Friday. Always works out as normal up here thankfully.

in the hebrides