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messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by Sue August 29, 06:00PM

Froglander Wrote:
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> edcam Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > To add to our story, I caught a woman using our
> > brown bin (an enormous black bin bag of apples).
>
> > Despite telling her it wasn't a public bin and
> > that you can't put black plastic bags in them
> > anyway, she just shrugged her shoulders and
> walked
> > off. Later I saw her drag someone else's brown
> > bin all the way from the other end of the road
> and
> > put it outside her house.
> >
> > People just don't give a s**t. We're getting a
> > hotbin.
>
>
> What is a hotbin?


A very expensive type of compost bin that heats to a high temperature and therefore you can compost things youy wouldn't be able to in the usual kind.

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by edcam August 30, 12:29AM

Which would really help in the neighbourly groove

singalto Wrote:
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> Ed am, now that you know where she lives, you can
> return her apples to her!

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by edcam August 30, 12:38AM

What Sue said. They're expensive and high maintenance. But the alternative is to chuck everything into landfill. The lack of interest in the environment in one of the biggest boroughs in London is deeply depressing. Plus all the old brown bin stuff fed our parks and green spaces. That's gone now. I suppose, like my charming neighbour, the chucking of the wrong stuff in the wrong bin has become the norm. The environment is a middle class issue. Thats where we are.

Sue Wrote:
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> Froglander Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > edcam Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > To add to our story, I caught a woman using
> our
> > > brown bin (an enormous black bin bag of
> apples).
> >
> > > Despite telling her it wasn't a public bin
> and
> > > that you can't put black plastic bags in them
> > > anyway, she just shrugged her shoulders and
> > walked
> > > off. Later I saw her drag someone else's
> brown
> > > bin all the way from the other end of the
> road
> > and
> > > put it outside her house.
> > >
> > > People just don't give a s**t. We're getting
> a
> > > hotbin.
> >
> >
> > What is a hotbin?
>
>
> A very expensive type of compost bin that heats to
> a high temperature and therefore you can compost
> things youy wouldn't be able to in the usual kind.

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by snoopy17 August 31, 04:42PM

Why are the binmen not emptying the small brown bin. Too lazy to pick it up?

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by Lebanums September 01, 08:53AM

Don't we already pay for brown bins in our council tax? Aren't we supposed to be encouraged to grow gardens to help the environment and a dying number of bees & other insects?

On another note what happens when the leaves fall from the trees into our gardens, do we brush these back out onto the streets & clog up the drains because this is council responsibility?

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by Penguin68 September 01, 02:54PM

Don't we already pay for brown bins in our council tax?

You pay for the collection of kitchen waste in your council tax (that's a statutory obligation) - for which the council now provides a mid-size brown bin (kerb-side caddy). Up till June 2019 you were also paying for the collection of garden waste as part of general council tax, but that's not s statutory obligation and that inclusive service was then withdrawn by the council and replaced by a separate charge for garden waste collection - for which the large brown bins (mainly) already provided were earmarked.

do we brush these back out onto the streets & clog up the drains because this is council responsibility?

Yes - that's going to be one of the (I'm sure) unintended consequences of this change in council policy.

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by Ivvan September 09, 10:59PM

Does anyone know how I get a new brown bin as mine is broken. Thanks.

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by ed_pete September 10, 08:48AM

Heard of Google ? Try using the words "southwark council replacement bin" and see what happens.

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by Sue September 10, 11:31AM

ed_pete Wrote:
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> Heard of Google ? Try using the words "southwark
> council replacement bin" and see what happens.


What a friendly response.

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by fishbiscuits September 10, 11:38AM

gumshoe Wrote:
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> fishbiscuits Wrote:
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> -----
> > I paid. Not received a label yet. This morning
> > they took my bin away! No contact details on
> > southwark website. WTF am I supposed to do
> now!!
>
> You may also want to email
> environment@southwark.gov.uk - they sorted my
> issue out pretty promptly.

Quick update - I emailed this address as gummy suggested, and they replied within about a week, and a replacement brown bin arrived around 1 week after that.

messageRe: Unlablled Brown Bins removal.
Posted by ed_pete September 11, 08:29AM

Sue Wrote:
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> ed_pete Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Heard of Google ? Try using the words
> "southwark
> > council replacement bin" and see what happens.
>
>
> What a friendly response.

Thanks Sue - friendly is my middle name. smiling smiley

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