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Deniseam

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« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2008, 11:06:24 AM »
Brilliant - I hate throwing them away - do you know if you have to take the plastic spout off them or do they go in just as they are?

Also re blue bags I am sick of the cats in our neighbourhood tearing at the bags while they are waiting to be collected.  Never had this problem before.

Marpleian

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« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2008, 07:55:52 AM »
Whats wrong with walking to the Co-op with them.  They aren't exactly heavy.  I have a car but always walk to the co-op.

amazon

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« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2008, 08:15:15 PM »
I Dont have a car i use public transport .

Cyberman

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« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2008, 01:08:56 PM »
Tetra-Pak containers can now be recycled in a container in the Co-op car park. (There's been one in Romiley for a while).

One less thing to put in the blue bag.

Marpleian

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« Reply #30 on: December 10, 2007, 04:17:30 PM »
I emailed the council about collect plastic tubs (eg yoghurt pots) once but they said that there was no recycling facilities as there was no demand for the grade of recycled plastic you could make from then.  I just try to buy as little as possible, for example putting mushrooms in paper bags rather than buying the plastic trays at the supermarket.

andyamp;kirsty

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« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2007, 02:32:26 PM »
I'm all in favour of the blue bags, they are much better - who actually throws things which are private and confidential into the rubbish? the contents of most bags end up strewn accross the street so the neighbours can see what you throw out, whether or not you buy pedigree chum or tesco value dog food!

since they 'rolled out' (pun intended) the blue bags we have been putting out one a week maximum, sometimes we have been waiting for two weeks. i do agree that plastic collection would be helpful but you can take it to the tip or call the salvation army who will deal with it for you. I also know its a pest not being able to recycle various plastics but is there any way you can reuse? or cut down the amount you buy?

Eric the Hamster

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« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2007, 10:06:06 AM »
The Council could do with having a separate plastic collection.

We recycle plastic, but the collection at the Rose Hill "tip" only allows you to put in bottles (no yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, plastic bags etc.) - I bet all the various bits of plastic comprise the vast majority of most dustbins (er, blue bags).

Lisa Oldham

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« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2007, 08:41:28 PM »
I dont likethe bags BUT

I do agree with them giving us a load up front... they are much digger than the black ones as far as i can tell... or does the colour just make them look bigger '<img'>

they never said they would refuse to take black ones... however i reckon that in 12 months time they may say exactly that....  once we have got used to them!!

as a result our recycling has improved... we always recycle the stuff they collect but havent been that good at plastic though it has weighed a bit on our consciences

so loads of plastic is being recycled now... though we are only 1 bag less a week on rubbish  '<img'>

not sure if its because they are transparent or because we feel "guilty" about putting black ones out!!

something aobut it is working in our house so anything that helps us think aobut recycling more has got to be a good thing and they should do much more of it.

I don't like them but apart from them being too flimsy I can't really find anything really serious to object about... there are worst things going on in the world and this council does much worst things.... wonder when all the people who complain about all these things will start to think about voting for someone else...
or are all marple forum people anti liberal  '<img'>

wonder what the cost difference is between delivering 60 bags once a year to delivering a bag every week...  bulk ordering is usually cheaper so maybe there is a cost saving ??

amazon

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« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2007, 09:02:54 PM »
':O' Sorry to keep going on about blue bags but the money this council throws .away   is crazy . rang smbc last week i had some rubbish to move not heavy not big. baged in black bags about seven in total . was told just put out with your blue bags they will take away this they did no problems . my point is why have we been given blue bags .why not a roll of black bags   . how much is this costing ony a stop gap till we have whelie bins next year i was told .

eeyore21

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« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2007, 07:23:20 AM »
on wdnesday they collected all the bin bags off my street black and blue

Mr Mansfield

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« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2007, 12:50:09 AM »
Two black bin bags amongst the clear ones have been left near my house.

Does this mean that the waste collectors will ignore these and/or are they instructed to do so?

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« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2007, 11:20:43 AM »
See-through bags to be rubbished
Victoria Morley
28/11/2007


A CONTROVERSIAL scheme to roll out see-through bin bags could be heading straight back to Stockport Council’s waste bin, after furious residents rubbished the plan.

Stockport Council was bombarded with queries from residents deeply concerned about their rights to privacy after the Stockport Express exclusively revealed the plans last week.

And following a meeting of the Environment Scrutiny Committee last Thursday, Labour councillor Philip Harding says the Council are seriously considering pulling the plug on the interim scheme, which will be in place for a year before it is replaced by wheelie bins in 2008.

"It’s not often you see councillors visibly scared but they really are worried this time. They have already faced angry public reaction this week and that’s just in the roll out stages of the plan," said Coun Harding, (pictured above).

Scrutiny committee chair, Coun John Smith, could only confirm yesterday that a full report will be presented at the January meeting to assess whether the blue transparent sacks meet criteria - however he did say the scheme was already effective.

Residents in Marple and Romiley were the first to receive their year’s supply of 60 transparent bin bags this month, with Edgeley scheduled to be the next area to receive theirs next week.

Residents in Offerton, Heald Green and Bramhall will receive bags in the New Year.

Under the new scheme, which the Council claims has been introduced to tackle illegal business waste and to encourage more efficient recycling in Stockport, residents will still be allowed to use black bin bags alongside the blue ones.

But extra blue bags are not available to buy.

Councillor Stuart Bodsworth, executive member for the environment, said: "As with any good project management, the scheme has several points throughout it when practices can be reviewed, but the Council has no plans for a U-turn.

"The blue sack scheme has been introduced as an interim measure until wheelie bins arrive. It’s a change we’ve had to make for a number of reasons. We wanted to resolve the problem of householders not receiving their weekly sack, we had to address concerns the Health and Safety Executive had about bin site collection and we needed to tackle the costly problem of some businesses illegally disposing of their waste in the household collection. We also hope that providing the bag with tabs will allow the public to tie the top and thereby reduce any chance of spillage."

Coun Bodsworth also confirmed that the cost of the blue bags is £30,000 a year for a whole bin round, for example the Marple and High Lane bin round area.

However, furious residents left messages on our website, claiming they had ‘seen straight through’ the Council’s ‘highly invasive’ ‘money-making’ ‘snooping’ exercise with one reader accusing the project of being ‘one step away from a 1984 police-style state’.

Stockport resident Alan Royston also criticised the scheme on the website for being a ‘waste of time’ following the news residents can still use black bags. He said: "Surely this defeats the object of the Council’s exercise with regard to seeing what's inside the bag.

"Quite frankly I feel the whole exercise is farcical."
meh

wolfman

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« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2007, 10:13:30 AM »
The local paper now states that the bags are to be replaced???

wolfman

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« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2007, 03:37:43 PM »
I see that the local paper has an article on the "See through" factor of the bin bags. It quotes that it is an invasion of privacy? Ie anyone can see what you have disposed of. Up to the 21/11/07 an online poll for the newspaper had 89% saying yes it was an intrusion & 11% no.

Deniseam

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« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2007, 10:59:05 AM »
These blue bags are proving very attractive to our local cats.  We never had problems with cats tearing open the black bags but we do with the blue bags.  Is it because they can see in the bags?