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Re: Green Bins
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2020, 12:22:56 PM »
Good morning.

With reference to the recent changes to bin collections, I and other Councillors have contacted the Council to ask for one extra green collection to take place so what has been deposited can be collected.
Several residents have been in touch with their concerns and these have been passed forward with your local Councillors support.

I will update with any responses as soon as they arrive.

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Re: Green Bins
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2020, 12:00:20 PM »
Hmm. First we’ve heard of this - pity there has been no warning. We’ve got a completely full green bin, full of garden waste and with a few  green bags of food waste which will soon be a public health hazard 🙄.  What are we supposed to do with it, I wonder?
Whats more important the virus or your food waste .

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Re: Green Bins
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2020, 11:16:51 AM »
Hmm. First we’ve heard of this - pity there has been no warning. We’ve got a completely full green bin, full of garden waste and with a few  green bags of food waste which will soon be a public health hazard 🙄.  What are we supposed to do with it, I wonder?
Buy a composter or a shreder .

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Re: Green Bins
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2020, 08:39:30 AM »
Get ready for the smoke rising from people's gardens as they burn their garden rubbish...

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Re: Green Bins
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2020, 08:38:26 AM »
For us that would have been easy with a week's notice but they are now buried by green garden waste. I'm not sure that emptying the bin to get at them is a good idea!

Agreed but I can’t think of any other solution.   This feels completely unplanned - If we’d had a week’s notice it would have been easy to deal with, and it’s unfortunate that we have been left to work out our own solutions.

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Re: Green Bins
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2020, 08:21:48 AM »
I am thankful we haven't had the time to do any gardening in the last week since the bins were last emptied!  I wouldn't relish emptying it out to retrieve food waste bags either.  By the way, if you do need a bit of extra bin space in your green bin, I recommend climbing into it and jumping up and down to compact it down.  I have been known to double what goes on ours by doing that  :D

But of course, when it's full, it's full, and who knows when it will be emptied again.  These are strange times and priority calls are having to - understandably - be made to keep the show on the road

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Re: Green Bins
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2020, 07:42:58 AM »
Hmm. First we’ve heard of this - pity there has been no warning. We’ve got a completely full green bin, full of garden waste and with a few  green bags of food waste which will soon be a public health hazard 🙄.  What are we supposed to do with it, I wonder?

The full instructions (see here: https://www.stockport.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling-coronavirus) tell you to put the food waste in the black bin now. For us that would have been easy with a week's notice but they are now buried by green garden waste. I'm not sure that emptying the bin to get at them is a good idea!

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Re: Green Bins
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2020, 07:39:42 AM »
Hmm. First we’ve heard of this - pity there has been no warning. We’ve got a completely full green bin, full of garden waste and with a few  green bags of food waste which will soon be a public health hazard 🙄.  What are we supposed to do with it, I wonder?

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Re: Green Bins
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2020, 07:08:33 AM »
That's a shame, I understand why but it was one of the things Mrs Admin was enjoying about the confinement - she's been doing our garden instead of the park but our two green bins are now full. Have to see if we can figure out a plan B.

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Re: Green Bins
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2020, 11:08:36 PM »
Earlier this week there was a message about not going your green bin with garden waste, so this was perhaps inevitable all things considered.

We all need to try to consume less.  And think about the people still working and how we can reduce risks.  Don't buy things online from big companies for example.   If you can, perhaps store your recycling for a bit b until things get back to normal.  And home compost your garden waste if you can.

We all need to be considerate to the people who are still working

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Green Bins
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2020, 10:56:51 PM »
The council have announced that they are suspending the green bin collections until further notice.
Food bags are to be put into the black bins.
Blue bins will now be emptied every four weeks (as mentioned on a Marple Facebook page).
https://www.stockport.gov.uk/topic/bins-and-recycling