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Green Wheelie Bins
Topic posted by Eric ... dated:31 March 2006
The collectors of these bins told my neighbour that they will no longer empty them - is this true?
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Reply posted by Herb ... dated:24 April 2017

Spangles - Only 3 trees, I have 5 trees on 2 sides of my garden in Moss Park, Stretford. I usually fill my green bin EVERY week from August to November.

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Reply posted by Spangles ... dated:23 April 2017

I thought the green bin collection was all about recycling. However, if Trafford are unable to recycle green bin contents when containing leaves from polluted roadside trees, then what are we paying for? Perhaps we need a separate bin for all the autumn leaves from street trees, of which we have three outside our property.

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Reply posted by Oscar ... dated:21 April 2017

I have paid my council tax, I believe I have already paid for the green bin to be emptied. Imagine walking out of Sainsburys after paying for a trolly full of stuff only to be stopped a the door and asked to pay for several of the items inside again.

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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:21 April 2017

If you don't want to pay, then don't, it's as easy as that.
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Reply posted by Evad ... dated:21 April 2017

Herb. Thanks for the notifications about the bins. Strangley enough not all people have computer or similar to view such posts so never get to see them. 

We have just moved to the Yorkshire Dales where everything is done by Email and mobile. Try registering somewhere here and they always ask for a mobile number, which useless because here we cannot get any signals atall. It's the norm to expect we all have the technology to hand, but that's not always the case. 

I don't need a green bin here anyway as the sheep get the green stuff, LOL

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Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:21 April 2017

ePetition - Scrap the Green Bin Tax LINK

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Reply posted by Herb ... dated:21 April 2017

The Green Bin Tax e petition has been publicised on the Facebook forum sites of M41'ers, Stretford M32, Sale & Hale & Altrincham. I have tried to put it on here but 'copy& paste' don't work like other sites.

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Reply posted by Spangles ... dated:18 April 2017

All those against should sign the e-petition on the Trafford MBC website. Unfortunately this has not been widely publicised.

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Reply posted by Graz ... dated:21 March 2017
Although, Aardvark, they will probably be paying less Council Tax and have less outgoings so can afford the extra charge. :-)

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Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:20 March 2017

The people I pity are those who live in a terraced house with a very small garden at the front and a small yard at the back. They are likely to have a hedge that needs cutting, but they don't have the space for a compost bin or any end use for the compost. Perhaps what will happen is that several householders will pay for and share a single green bin, on a rota basis.

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Reply posted by Graz ... dated:19 March 2017

There seem to be two perspectives on this.

Council tax is paid based on the value of your property. Generally a house with a garden will pay more council tax so why should they pay twice for a garden waste collection.

For people without a garden, why should they subsidise those who have a garden. Shouldn't they make their own arrangements.

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Reply posted by Herb ... dated:13 March 2017

I have now got a Green BIn Tax e petition on Traffords website

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Reply posted by Brian2 ... dated:10 November 2016

I use a leaf rake and move the leaves onto my borders.

Over the winter I see various birds,Blackbird, Robin etc turning over the leaves to access any insects underneath. come early summer all the leaves have gone, either decomposed or taken into the soil by worms.

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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:10 November 2016

These are budget proposals with nothing written in stone. All it has done is stir up the public into rumours of charges, inspectors, and bin police. Two years ago this site was discussing the introduction of monitors measuring how much garbage was going into a bin. Lol. 
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Reply posted by Graz ... dated:10 November 2016

Leaves are free food for your garden to see it through the winter. Can't understand why so many people whinge about leaves when they drop every year. People seem more concerned with leaves than litter. Just "leave" them alone and stop worrying - they will decompose and disappear.

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Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:10 November 2016

Will I be able to charge the council for my time in removing leaves from the foot path from the tree outside my house as there has been no leaf cleaners in my area and as I place the leaves in the green bin for them to remove 

As reported in the press of a charge to empty the said green bin is proposed

And as dog walker where ever you go in Urmston I don't think any leaf removal has been carried out this year I have not visited any of the southern towns of the borough but have there leaves been swept up ???

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Reply posted by Shotstopper ... dated:08 November 2016
Likes like its spending £7 on a Composter, or take the leaves and garden rubbish to the local tip on our own time when we can, or pay £40 a year to have them collect it, altough it will be interesting to see how the council wil be able to collect the rubbish from houses that have paid from those that havent!!
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Reply posted by Fbone ... dated:08 November 2016

Absolute disgrace. I am not paying it , when will it stop .

What next , charging for recyling ?

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Reply posted by Graz ... dated:08 November 2016

Well, they do have the manage their budget so if we want to give the council as little as possible because we hate the public sector then the reality has to be faced. I see there is a suggestion for staff to have 1.5 days of unpaid leave so, yes, pensions will be affected although I doubt the staff involved have those massive pensions that only exist in the minds of some people. It is amazing that the Council think increasing parking charges will automatically mean more money - it will mean partially used car parks and busier roads such as Moorside Road. Things like slasing energy and water bills or getting the best deal on insurance premiums are just insulting to the residents of Trafford - why aren't these being done already? I don't think the lighting project means they have spent £9M for a £200k return each year - the money would have been spent on the existing lights anyway but by switching to LED they will save £200k compared to sticking with orange candles that provide no light and make streets feel like 1950.

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Reply posted by Oscar ... dated:08 November 2016

I saw this in the Evening news the other night, if so I'll be telling them to come and get their green bin of my property without delay, everything can go in the grey bin instead.

Also did you see the bit about the LED streetlight replacement, £9M cost to do and they save £100K a year, so only a 90 year payback time and thats in the very unlikely event they last that long. I'll be surprised if they last even 5 years. Terrible light output too.

No mention of the pension pot or the CEOs salary taking a hit though was there.

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Reply posted by Herb ... dated:08 November 2016

It has been reported in the press that Trafford Council may be charging £40 for garden waste collections. My property is surrounded by very, very mature trees in Moss Park, Stretford &, especially at this time of the year my green bin is full of leaves from these trees. Can I charge the council for collecting thier leaves? Also can I opt out of this £40 & therefore I would have to put all these leaves in the grey bin? This obviously sends them to landfill which is the opposite to what the council want us to do.

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Reply posted by Sherbert ... dated:11 June 2013
Surely we are all 'jeopardising everyones effort to recycle' by putting a whole range of different (albeit bottle shaped) plastics in the bin? Perhaps we should be recycling via the recycling codes,
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Reply posted by Graz ... dated:11 June 2013
It is annoying when you have a small bottle of engine oil and no where to take it without the use of a car.
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Reply posted by Tom ... dated:11 June 2013
Do you really expect the council to come and collect all recycling goods from your home?
 
They already visit my home, every week.   I said nothing about "all" goods, perhaps you should visit Specsavers.
 
If a recycling centre is unable to deal with solid lumps of iron, they're idiots. 
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Reply posted by George ... dated:11 June 2013
Sherbert,
 
"Usually" is the problem here... 
Different type of plastic cannot be recycled together otherwise they "phase separate" and cannot be recycled anymore.
Therefore by putting all your plastics in the black bin you are jeopardising everyone effort to recycle.
 
I am not against recycling, far from it. We just need to be aware of our limitations. The UK has limited recycling infrastructure, and as stated before some plastics require a complex and expensive recycling process. Some emerging technologies will allow us to recycle more materials in bigger quantities. We just need to be patient. There has been a vast improvement in recycling facilities in the last few year and there is more to come.
 
In the mean time recycling start at home...
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Reply posted by George ... dated:11 June 2013
Tom,
 
Do you really expect the council to come and collect all recycling goods from your home?
 
Where do they stop? Do they need a containers at the back of the truck to put toaster, furniture, engine oil, etc? This will be a pretty big truck!
 
The trucks will take all the items placed in the black bins to a recycle centre that can deal with this type of waste. It is most likely that your brakes cannot be recycled at this centre.
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Reply posted by Evad ... dated:11 June 2013
This is the recycle logo Edward is referring to, not a million miles away from this, which is a resin code, in this case 3 which is for vinyl. 
 
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Reply posted by Tom ... dated:11 June 2013
Trafford want it but not in the black bin! They already provide facilities to recycle this type of metal: the tip!
> You cannot expect Trafford to come and collect all your waste from your door step... It is not practical or economical to do it!
 
Ah so it's more environmentally friendly for me to drive in my car to the tip, than it is for the bin man to have a container on the back of his truck for such things?  What nonsense.  It's simple box-ticking laziness.
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Reply posted by Carson ... dated:11 June 2013
Well driving past the bins out for emptying this morning there were an awful lot of bins whose tops weren't closed properly because they were too full, including mine. The 2 weekly grey bin collection really isn't feasible and won't be until Trafford accept more plastics for recycling.
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