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Post  Hinch on Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:07 pm

I see the Bury binmen are to be issued with iPads at a cost of £9K. What a great way to get rid of all that spare dosh floating around in the council coffers.

They will be able to log onto eBay from the comfort of their cabs and sell off any high-value garbage they find on their rounds and order their lunches online.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-14718065

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Post  Guest on Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:24 pm

The BBC News using “insensitive” language – now that is serious too. 

 ‘ Binmen’ indeed ! We’ve got: -  
Gatherers of recyclable material to help combat climate change, or

Waste disposal officers or Waste disposal operatives, or

Sanitary technicians, or

Waste Management Facilitators, or

Toxic Crusaders  Very Happy Very Happy   , or

Domestic Refuse Officers ….. 


         How could the iPads promote re-cycling


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Post  Hinch on Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:03 pm

Don't be silly MJH. Cash Generator have an excellent scheme for recycling iPads, mobile phone, PS3s and other high tech stuff.

Using Google Earth, they'd be able to locate Poppy's rubbish piles in no time.
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Post  Guest on Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:35 pm

Hinch   Don't be silly MJH


Well there was Black Spot all over a rather splendid specimen of decorative foliage in the garden, so I thought, Mmm … it needs some really hefty fungicide spray treatment.        The instructions said: ‘Don’t spray in a breeze or when rain is due.’    The rest is history  .  The spray blew back strongly in my face, deep inhalations were inevitable, it started to rain hard and I admit that I have been a bit “silly” ever since.  cyclops     Sleep

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Post  Guest on Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:42 pm

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Hinch: Pray why are you posting old News from August 2011 scratch


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-14718065



That accidental systematic fungus control 'haze' has cleared .... ) 

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Post  Hinch on Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:42 pm

It was on R4 yesterday. Am in the Emerald Isle. News filters through remarkably slowly over here.
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Post  Guest on Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:53 pm

Hinch   It was on R4 yesterday. Am in the Emerald Isle. News filters through remarkably slowly over here.


Internet constipation of almost 2 years is an unusual phenomenon!

Anyway that’s canned the suspected ' Flashbacks’ theory … 

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Post  Jeanie on Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:39 pm

They put a sticker on my son's brown bin and ticked "It was to heavy" and that "there was stones/bricks in it" SO REFUSED TO EMPTY HIS BIN!
I can assure them there isn't any stones or bricks in his garden waste  bin and offered to stand there whilst they looked at it mmmm no reply as yet !!!
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Post  Charly on Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:03 am


We had a cardboard/paper bin left last time, no reason.
This seems to happen regularly, it makes me wonder if its worth continuing to recycle if its not taken.
There was a note left on the handle of the plastic/glass/tin bin to say no carrier bags, the bags that were in there state on them that they are bio-degradable and can be recycled, I think we may have a new team on the round.
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Post  Dalelad on Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:44 pm

I guess it doesn't matter if the bags are biodegradable if the instruction is 'no plastic bags' though. They won't help at the recycling centre as they will just get in the way of the sorting process, which, I guess, will be set up to deal with bottle and tins.
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Post  Atlas on Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:00 am

Doh! What part of 'NO' didn't you catch on to Charly? You want the bin-men to start disseminating logic as well!!WinkWinkWink
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Post  Charly on Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:25 am

Well, the same bin has been emptied today ...along with the recyclable carrier bags AND the cardboard one they didnt take last time.
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Post  cyfrifia on Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:54 am

Where it all comes from is a mystery
It's like the changing of the seasons and the tides of the sea
But heres the one thats driving me berserk
Why do only fools and horses work
La la lala - la la la la la (etc)

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Post  Jeanie on Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:20 pm

YES YES YES they emptied my son's brown bin today Very Happy
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Post  Charly on Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:22 pm

Mine too, I think we've got our 'old' team back Jeanie
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Post  Atlas on Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:16 am

Well thank God for the 'old' ones. Where would we be without them. - - Er. Not here perhaps????

Will you stop moving the Emoticons around - it's driving me potty -...WinkWinkWink
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