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Post by Dave 418 on Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:32 am

I can’t believe this.time travelling faster subject.Taking my tablets this morning I am going to have to re order this Thursday. That’s another month gone. 
When management came home last night she asked why the brown bin was out !!!. I am not on my own. 
It’s bank holidays that throw our council. I marked the calendar and put the right bin out but in stead of moving the days forward to allow for the holiday they just didn’t bother for a week if you’re bin was due on the holiday.
The bin men are agency and there sole purpose in life is to annoy people. This varies from missing bins, leaving bins in the road or bashing parked cars. If you dare to,put the wrong thing in the bin you will be black listed for weeks.
Yes time is going faster meaning there must be birthday cards due again this month.
As soon as we are away time only matters now when we run out of medication or things keeping the Rienza on the road like tax mot etc.
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Post by Quilter on Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:59 am

Cymro wrote:Whilst Cardiff Council has an arrogant Highways Department, its Refuse Collection Department is helpful. They offer ( and I have gladly taken up) a weekly reminder service whereby I receive, on the evening before collection) a text message and an email which tell me (in Welsh) what is due to be collected the following day. 

Maybe your local authority offers such a service?

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That sounds nice and simple. Our local authority have a complicated system which involves downloading an app which then transfers information, the night before collections, to the appointments calendar of your phone or tablet.  Our only calendar hangs on the kitchen wall and requires a pen to work. They do provide a downloadable sheet with the collection dates for the year but it is easier to look out of the window and see if it is brown, black or green bin collection week.
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Post by Slaphead on Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:21 am

We have an "Alexa" in the kitchen.  All we need to do is ask her what bin it is this week.  Easy. allthumbz

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Post by Slaphead on Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:21 am

We have an "Alexa" in the kitchen.  All we need to do is ask her what bin it is this week.  Easy. allthumbz

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Post by Quilter on Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:32 am

Slaphead wrote:We have an "Alexa" in the kitchen.  All we need to do is ask her what bin it is this week.  Easy. allthumbz

Ditto, but I never seem to be in the kitchen ( or bedroom or study) when she reminds me of something. Useful gadget though, especially for adding items to my Tesco list as I run out in the middle of cooking or for emptying my mind of " To Do's" before going to sleep.
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Post by Askit on Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:51 am

Cymro wrote:Whilst Cardiff Council has an arrogant Highways Department, its Refuse Collection Department is helpful. They offer ( and I have gladly taken up) a weekly reminder service whereby I receive, on the evening before collection) a text message and an email which tell me (in Welsh) what is due to be collected the following day. 

Maybe your local authority offers such a service?

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Our council does have an online bin calendar so it's easy to check which of our 4 have to go out but they don't do text alerts. I'm feeling lucky if we get our bins left somewhere close to our gate after they have been emptied  content

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Post by Quilter on Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:00 am

Askit wrote:Our council does have an online bin calendar so it's easy to check which of our 4 have to go out but they don't do text alerts. I'm feeling lucky if we get our bins left somewhere close to our gate after they have been emptied  content


Years ago our bin was not emptied one day for no apparent reason. In my best friendly, apologetic voice I phoned High Command to tell them so - ever so nicely. Next morning we woke up to discover the contents of the bin smeared all over the garage door and drive. The council reckoned it was vandals. My feelings about the waste disposal department have never been the same since.
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Post by Paulmold on Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:11 am

I must say our bin collections are great. Bank holidays make no difference, they collect as normal. Our recycling centres are now open again and our garden refuse collections have restarted , so everything back to normal. We are issued with a bin calender every year and it's also on line if we need it. 
At the recycling centres the guys there always helped you but now are not permitted to do so, that's the only difference now.

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Post by groundhog on Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:26 pm

Ban on trailers at our recycling centres open only for essential waste whatever that is. Little wonder fly tipping is becoming a problem
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Post by breakaleg on Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:28 pm

Our recycling centers are only allowing you if you have booked a timed slot, they used to open 8am to 8 pm at this time of year now it's 11 am to 6 (I think) not really any wonder that the queues have been nearly as long as Mc Donald's. 
Why they open so late is anyone's guess, they only reopened because of the increase in fly tipping ( that must have come as a shock for the council that some people would just dump their rubbish?)
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Post by Askit on Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:18 pm

Yes, no trade or trailers getting access to ours and only garden waste, cardboard or bagged waste allowed. They are also wanting evidence that we live locally before getting in. Since opening on the 1st June, they have brought in more staff and turned off traffic lights around the site. Sledgehammer and nut comes to mind.

Meanwhile, like other places, there has been a serious increase in fly tipping in surrounding areas.

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Post by Quilter on Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:39 pm

A couple of years ago, at Marjal Costa Blanca, we had a broken down microwave and packaging from the new one to dispose of. Reception told us that, although the campsite was close to Catral it was registered in Crevillente so we had to use Crevillente recycling depot. Eventually we found this, huge, empty and with one man in a sentry box.  When we said we came from Catral he told us to go to the tip at Catral. We then mentioned Camping Marjal and he was all smiles and gave us a long form to fill in; name, address, purpose of visit etc etc etc.  This he read carefully after each entry to make sure we had put something in for every question.

Eventually he escorted us to each separate skip: paper here, card here, foam packing here, paper here, glass here until we were finished.

He then gave us 3 rather smart interlocking colour coded recycling bags ( which make first rate boot bags ), two calendars, a list of days when recycling could take place and a receipt with official stamp. 

Throughout we were the only people there and I wondered how the Oxford tips, always packed with a steady stream of cars, would cope if they had to deal with customers in the same way.
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Post by Dave 418 on Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:49 pm

Brown bin emptied this afternoon so in theory its  two weeks before it has to go out again. By then I wont know what week is. Dosnt time fly when youre waiting to have fun.
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Post by Dave 418 on Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:43 pm

Another bin day today and medication to order so that’s another week over tomorrow. Our son is coming for tea Saturday so that’s a major step. 
Shops open next week I believe. I thought this lockdown was going to drag out but recently it seems things are getting faster towards the end.
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