Christchurch people - do you love your rubbish?

Yes, they're great
19
68%
No, I hate them
0
No votes
I am ambivalent
5
18%
They're great for getting rid of unwanted kittens
4
14%
 
Total voters : 28

Christchurch People - Do You Love Your Rubbish?

Postby neels on Thu 30/Apr/09 5:56pm

Or more correctly, do you love your new bins.

I think they're great, you can chuck all sorts of things in the rubbish one that wouldn't go in rubbish bags, and the organic one is excellent to park beside the vege garden when weeding it.

Discuss. :)
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Postby Wobbler on Thu 30/Apr/09 6:00pm

They are fantastic, I'm so glad I dont need to buy those fucking bags all the time and the bin does not rip open and generally be shit.
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Postby Astoria Paranoia on Thu 30/Apr/09 6:24pm

Yeah I'm recycling more as ya don't have to seperate the materials, just biff them all in.

Just don't beathe when you open the green bin
:alien:
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Postby Wobbler on Thu 30/Apr/09 6:25pm

nasty green bin is nasty
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Postby pedalingkiwi on Thu 30/Apr/09 8:03pm

Definately an improvement - no more split bags, organics not into landfill, they take allsorts for re-cycling. Very much doubt I would love it so much if I lived on a steep hill and had to get a full bin to the road ..... or if I lived in a wee townhouse type thingy with buggerall space ...... but I don't, so it's all sweet :)
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Postby DropKick on Thu 30/Apr/09 9:42pm

The bins are great.

I do however hate the fucking hoodlums in my neighbourhood.
1stly the twat(s) who last week decided to go out of their way to crack n wreck the lid on my rubbish one during the middle of the day.

And also the twats who think its funny to go down most of the street on a wednesday night and push all the recycling ones over so theres bottles and shit everywhere for the recycling men.

Why can people not just walk along without feeling the need to be fuckstains?
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Postby Percy Pig on Thu 30/Apr/09 10:14pm

DropKick wrote:The bins are great.

I do however hate the fucking hoodlums in my neighbourhood.
1stly the twat(s) who last week decided to go out of their way to crack n wreck the lid on my rubbish one during the middle of the day.

And also the twats who think its funny to go down most of the street on a wednesday night and push all the recycling ones over so theres bottles and shit everywhere for the recycling men.

Why can people not just walk along without feeling the need to be fuckstains?

Shotgun sunshine. :angry:


Excellent word choice I must say, fuckstains describes them ferpectly. :thumbsup:
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Postby mfw on Fri 1/May/09 6:27am

:thumbsup: Less broken glass in the gutter :thumbsup:
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Postby scatter on Fri 1/May/09 6:54am

Dunno how they decided what size bins to give us :huh:

Our recycling bin goes out 1/3 full each time.
Our rubbish bin goes out 1/2 full.
But our green bin always goes out chocker. It's so friggin small that if we mow our lawns, we can't put anything else in it :hmmm:
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Postby DropKick on Fri 1/May/09 7:15am

ahhhh I never thought of putting lawn clippings in there.


oh yea they're way too small then!
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Postby slowMTB on Fri 1/May/09 7:17am

scatter wrote:Dunno how they decided what size bins to give us :huh:

Our recycling bin goes out 1/3 full each time.
Our rubbish bin goes out 1/2 full.
But our green bin always goes out chocker. It's so friggin small that if we mow our lawns, we can't put anything else in it :hmmm:


Not eating your greens aye scatter :p :D
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Postby Tinkerbell on Fri 1/May/09 7:20am

scatter wrote:Dunno how they decided what size bins to give us :huh:

Our recycling bin goes out 1/3 full each time.
Our rubbish bin goes out 1/2 full.
But our green bin always goes out chocker. It's so friggin small that if we mow our lawns, we can't put anything else in it :hmmm:


You can request a larger green bin and smaller recycling and rubbish bin if you want (I think, I could be wrong).
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Re: Christchurch People - Do You Love Your Rubbish?

Postby scatter on Fri 1/May/09 8:19am

slowMTB wrote:
scatter wrote:Dunno how they decided what size bins to give us :huh:

Our recycling bin goes out 1/3 full each time.
Our rubbish bin goes out 1/2 full.
But our green bin always goes out chocker. It's so friggin small that if we mow our lawns, we can't put anything else in it :hmmm:


Not eating your greens aye scatter :p :D


:rolleyes:
If only humans could digest grass :D
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Postby DogsBollocks on Fri 1/May/09 8:31am

Tinkerbell wrote:
scatter wrote:Dunno how they decided what size bins to give us :huh:

Our recycling bin goes out 1/3 full each time.
Our rubbish bin goes out 1/2 full.
But our green bin always goes out chocker. It's so friggin small that if we mow our lawns, we can't put anything else in it :hmmm:


You can request a larger green bin and smaller recycling and rubbish bin if you want (I think, I could be wrong).


Yep. you can request a different mix of bins but there is a significant cost involved. We worked out it would be just cheaper to keep the large wheelie bin we already had but have found we don't use it so got it picked up. I recon we are recycling 10x what we used to. They're great :thumbsup:
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Re: Christchurch People - Do You Love Your Rubbish?

Postby swtchbckr on Fri 1/May/09 9:15am

our rubbish bin has been chocka block both times we've put it out, whereas we used to only put a bag out once a fortnight, which is a bit weird... defrosting the freezer and chucking out a bunch of mouse infested pantry goods hasnt helped.

as for the green bin, we have chooks and a compost bin, so none of the kitchen stuff goes in, but its great for all the leaves and garden stuff i'm not mulching or composting...

yellow. definitely good, especially as they've started taking other plastics too (even tho they'll just sort them to landfill).

i must admit. i was seriously dubious about the whole scheme. thought "if it aint broke dont fix it" and what a total waste of the ratepayers $$. there's the cost of all the bins for a start, how many hundreds of thou's, (millions?), then there's the new trucks, with their special supercool robot arms. then there's the time involved, drive along, stop, lift, tip, put back down, drive, stop, lift, tip, ad infinitum. but then they're saving a few wages cos they dont have to pay those guys that used to do rugby training, running along throwing bags or passing up the old green recycling bins to the trucks...

I'd be interested in a total cost to ratepayer the change has made, vs the previous status quo. i dont see why they didnt just issue us all with a green bin for organics and leave it at that...

AND, there're are some pretty confused punters out there. several weeks now i've noticed both red and yellow bins outside some houses... illiteracy is pretty common apparently.
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