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messageRe: Brown bin collection - Council starting to charge?
Posted by singalto May 21, 08:21AM

Rosetta, I have wondered that too. And why food waste canít go in the garden bin is a total Mystery! I have now paid for the brown bin collection and have had to order a big food caddy as,until now, I have put anything that doesnít go in the compost heap in the brown bin! Madness...

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Posted by mynamehere May 21, 09:12AM

singalto Wrote:
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Ditto

> Rosetta, I have wondered that too. And why food
> waste canít go in the garden bin is a total
> Mystery! I have now paid for the brown bin
> collection and have had to order a big food caddy
> as,until now, I have put anything that doesnít go
> in the compost heap in the brown bin! Madness...

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Posted by Rosetta May 21, 02:26PM

singalto Wrote:
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> Rosetta, I have wondered that too. And why food
> waste canít go in the garden bin is a total
> Mystery! I have now paid for the brown bin
> collection and have had to order a big food caddy
> as,until now, I have put anything that doesnít go
> in the compost heap in the brown bin! Madness...

Canít believe I am the first person to ask this question. Itís been bothering me for a while. I lived in a different street for a few years and the neighbourís gardener used to dump all her garden cutting into my bin when hers was full, without asking me.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was may 21, 03:23pm by Rosetta.

messageRe: Brown bin collection - Council starting to charge?
Posted by spider69 May 21, 03:02PM

You have not been the first person to have asked this question.Re: Brown bin collection - Council starting to charge?


Posted by sally buying May 10, 06:24PM

"I am sure this has been asked before, why has the garden waste and food waste now been separated into 2 items requiring collection, 3 if you include brown bags.

Surely they all end up in the same compost heap just like a compost heap in ones garden.

Apart from screwing money from residents did the old system not work?

How many vehicles will be used by Southwark to collect all this?"

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Posted by nxjen May 21, 03:09PM

There are many weeks, particularly in winter, when there is no garden waste to go into the large brown bin. When the green bags containing food waste are put in the otherwise empty large brown bins, it means the guys collecting the waste have to dive in to fish out the green bags, a most unpleasant and extremely inefficient way of collecting the food waste. It is far easier to empty the smaller outdoor brown caddies.

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Posted by Rosetta May 21, 03:25PM

spider69 Wrote:
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> You have not been the first person to have asked
> this question.Re: Brown bin collection - Council
> starting to charge?
>
>
> Posted by sally buying May 10, 06:24PM
>
> "I am sure this has been asked before, why has the
> garden waste and food waste now been separated
> into 2 items requiring collection, 3 if you
> include brown bags.
>
> Surely they all end up in the same compost heap
> just like a compost heap in ones garden.
>
> Apart from screwing money from residents did the
> old system not work?
>
> How many vehicles will be used by Southwark to
> collect all this?"





Iím the first to ask how to stop other people from using a stickered bin that isn't in their garden.

messageRe: Brown bin collection - Council starting to charge?
Posted by Penguin68 May 21, 03:38PM

Iím the first to ask how to stop other people from using a stickered bin that isn't in their garden.

But not, I'm guessing the first to think it. Or actually to consider the commercial opportunities of 'letting' your bin to third parties. If it's already full of 'paid for' waste from neighbours there will be no room for fly-tipping!

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Posted by first mate May 21, 04:31PM

This also occurred to me!

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Posted by tomskip May 21, 04:37PM

Perhaps we should ask our neighbours in Lewisham how they manage it. A friend of mine in Catford says she pays "about £70" for garden waste collection (she couldn't remember the exact figure). I'll ask what she does about naughty people using her bin.

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Posted by Rosetta May 21, 05:01PM

Penguin68 Wrote:
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> Iím the first to ask how to stop other people from
> using a stickered bin that isn't in their garden.
>
> But not, I'm guessing the first to think it. Or
> actually to consider the commercial opportunities
> of 'letting' your bin to third parties. If it's
> already full of 'paid for' waste from neighbours
> there will be no room for fly-tipping!

If someone doesnít want to pay the annual fee then they arenít likely to pay anyone else to use their bin. And what about the large amounts of fallen leaves that goes on for weeks in the autumn? If the streets were swept once a week then that wouldnít be a problem. One neighbour sweeps all the leaves into the road, if the kerb, despite having a brown bin.

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Posted by Peckhamgatecrasher May 21, 05:26PM

"Iím the first to ask how to stop other people from using a stickered bin that isn't in their garden."

I know I'm not that memorable, but I did query that on 14.4.19.

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Posted by Rosetta May 21, 05:38PM

Peckhamgatecrasher Wrote:
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> "Iím the first to ask how to stop other people
> from using a stickered bin that isn't in their
> garden."
>
> I know I'm not that memorable, but I did query
> that on 14.4.19.

So sorry, I did not see your query.

messageRe: Brown bin collection - Council starting to charge?
Posted by Rosetta May 21, 05:39PM

Peckhamgatecrasher Wrote:
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> "Iím the first to ask how to stop other people
> from using a stickered bin that isn't in their
> garden."
>
> I know I'm not that memorable, but I did query
> that on 14.4.19.

So sorry, I did not see your query.
Did you get an answer?

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Posted by Siduhe May 22, 05:40AM

There are a couple of people on LL (near corner with Pellat) who have drilled holes/locks into their bins - presumably because they are fed up of people walking past and stuffing rubbish in.

I think about doing this every time a flat in the block next door moves out, doesn't have enough space in their own bins so dumps everything in ours until they are full to overflowing (we have the slim-line bins not the normal sized ones as we're a small household). Then I take a deep breath and figure it's only once every three to six months or so and live with it.

I imagine some people will do the same with their brown bins if neighbours use them without asking.

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Posted by Peckhamgatecrasher May 22, 06:47AM

@Rosetta

No. I think I'll recruit an army of retired or flat-footed chaps to patrol our bins, armed with pitchforks. (They don't like it up 'em).

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Posted by Huggers May 22, 11:12AM

I don't want a brown bin as its another ugly big thing in my front garden that will only get occasional use. Where can I take my garden waste besides the Old Kent Road depot? Does Peckham Rye park accept compost in their little enclosed gardeners bit? anywhere else? thanks

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Posted by redpost May 22, 06:09PM

Hide it in the bottom of your green bin, that's what 99.5% of people are going to do and hit our abysmal recycling rates even further.

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Posted by Huggers May 23, 01:30PM

Lidl are selling large green garden waste collapsible bins in sets of three today. I am going to keep mine in the garden and when all full drive them to the dump and empty them.

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Posted by Rosetta May 23, 01:51PM

Will probably also get people fly tipping garden waste, albeit in bin bags.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was may 27, 12:25pm by Rosetta.

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Posted by trinidad May 26, 06:55PM

Actually the garden waste in London Borough of Lewisham id £80.00 a year

[lewisham.gov.uk]

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Posted by mancity68 May 26, 07:27PM

Just ordered the large food bin as we will be getting rid of our garde waste bin only to be advised that delivery could take up to six weeks. Presumably it's going to be at least that long then before they start collecting back the large brown bins.

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Posted by herne hilly May 26, 09:02PM

I was also wondering when they will collect the brown bins. Do u think they will put tags on the bin saying do not refill, to be collected within 7 days or something.

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Posted by mancity68 May 26, 09:05PM

We're just going to keep using ours until it goes.

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Posted by Countrlass22 May 26, 11:24PM

They did state keep putting food waste in compost able green bags in brown bin until the larger caddy is delivered.
Yes I agree poor guys leaning into brown bins just for few food bags which in my case only ours.
We share brown bin.
Lewisham 80 we definitely have it cheap then.
Should done the bigger caddies and smaller brown bin option like used do 12 years ago.
For small garden.
We had one on bellenden Road due small front yard ideal size never fill big brown bin.
As my garden low maintenance now.
I will probably pay for the brown bags. Keep in dry storage in garden so can't be nicked.
Put out full up on book collection day which starts after switch over I presume as no free ones left I'm told?

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Posted by trinidad May 27, 12:32AM

how much are the brown bags going to charge?

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Posted by herne hilly May 27, 09:25AM

trinidad Wrote:
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> how much are the brown bags going to charge?

a cost of £15 for 20 bags from 1 June 2019 and i think you have to book them in for collection

messageRe: Brown bin collection - Council starting to charge?
Posted by cordsm May 27, 10:48AM

Has anyone received a sticker yet for their bin? It's been weeks since I paid and no sign of it yet....

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Posted by TheArtfulDogger May 27, 12:05PM

Maybe we should have a "grass roots" revolution and organically grow a protest against this green tax

Let's plant the seeds of discontent about additional charges for services we already pay for in our council taxes before they spiral out like Japanese knot weed into other services

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Posted by Countrlass22 May 27, 12:16PM

Yes, 15 for 20 bags then u book collection that is free just bags pay for.
Stickers I'd ima be put on next week as starts June 1st.
We have 1 collection before changes however said put our food bags in till get our larger kitchen waste caddy.
Anyone wanting decent price food waste bags compost able lidl do nice box for 2.25 good size aswell unlike poundshop ones get way more bags than from sainsburys.
Strong with good tie handle shape edges

Il keep the larger kitchen caddy outside kitchen till bin days.
I ordered beginning May said 6 week backlog them.
Is large Borough Southwark so not surprising.

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Posted by DulwichFox May 27, 12:32PM

cordsm Wrote:
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> Has anyone received a sticker yet for their bin?
> It's been weeks since I paid and no sign of it
> yet....

Me too. Still waiting ..

DulwichFox

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