WikiWirral values you and your opinion.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,031,205
Topics75,991
Members13,960
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs11
Most Online14,906
Nov 23rd, 2019
Who's Online Now
32 registered members (AR_One, 7 invisible), 1,256 guests, and335 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
Booster jab
by casper. 25th Sep 2021 4:28pm
Can anyone recommend an experienced Physio Wirral
by Longnails. 17th Sep 2021 5:41pm
The CB Radio Wirral FB Page
by TheGodSplinter. 14th Sep 2021 3:04am
Admin'/Mark...
by TheGodSplinter. 13th Sep 2021 5:13pm
New Wirral History
Seacombe Riverview St. Laundry
by mautry. 12th Sep 2021 8:47pm
Missing Seacombe Street
by mautry. 1st Sep 2021 9:12pm
Info on Granville Terrace / Wood Lane please/
by JadyW. 22nd May 2020 8:59am
Mersey Park Primary School
by Maisie. 12th Mar 2011 2:14pm
River Fender
by Erainn. 30th Jan 2011 6:22pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
New Brighton Artwork
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
Topic Replies
Royden Hall Christmas Fair
by granny. 27th Sep 2021 9:28pm
La Plama Volcanic Eruption
by granny. 27th Sep 2021 8:59pm
Doctors appointments
by mikeeb. 27th Sep 2021 12:45pm
Fluoridation
by diggingdeeper. 26th Sep 2021 11:26pm
Panic buying
by granny. 26th Sep 2021 8:31pm
Dock Branch Park
by diggingdeeper. 26th Sep 2021 7:06pm
Energy firms going bust
by casper. 25th Sep 2021 9:22am
Spooky image
by cools. 24th Sep 2021 7:20pm
Fire logs
by TheComputerLab. 24th Sep 2021 2:53pm
September
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Royden Hall Christmas Fair
by granny. 27th Sep 2021 9:28pm
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Lost Bin #1031789
3rd Mar 2017 9:33am
3rd Mar 2017 9:33am
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,776
wirral
E
Excoriator Offline OP
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Offline OP
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,776
wirral
Some time back, my grey bin vanished so I had to buy a new one. Lo and behold, then the old one turned up. I now have two grey bins.

Recently my green one vanished. I asked the Council / Biffa if they would swap the extra grey bin - which I don't use - for a green one. No way! I have to buy a new green one at 24.

It occurs to me that, somewhere, there may be someone with an extra green bin they don't use, who have lost a grey bin and want one.

If so, can we do a swap? I will happily transfer my excess grey bin to their home and take the green one away in return.

Worth a try anyway. Anyone inteested?

Google Ads
Re: Lost Bin [Re: Excoriator] #1031802
3rd Mar 2017 2:46pm
3rd Mar 2017 2:46pm
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,044
Heswallish
F
fish5133 Offline
Forum Guardian
fish5133  Offline
Forum Guardian
F
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,044
Heswallish
paint it or write "green bin" on it.

Re: Lost Bin [Re: Excoriator] #1031814
3rd Mar 2017 8:06pm
3rd Mar 2017 8:06pm
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,621
Wirral
V
venice Offline

Forum Guardian
venice  Offline

Forum Guardian
V
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,621
Wirral
Yes Id go along with fish's suggestion and give it a rub over with sandpaper and then spray it with carpaint or something .

Re: Lost Bin [Re: Excoriator] #1032039
7th Mar 2017 11:51pm
7th Mar 2017 11:51pm
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,776
wirral
E
Excoriator Offline OP
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Offline OP
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,776
wirral
The cost of paint and sandpaper is an appreciable percentage of the 24 cost of a new bin, and I value my time too much to spend it painting a rubbish bin.

I do question the wisdom of charging for bins though. Doing so creates a crime in which one missing bin can generate a stream of crimes as the victim steals someone else's rather than pay the 24. The new victim then steals someone else's and you have a chain of hassle.

I have levelled the same criticism at car manufacturers, who charge a fortune for items which are easily nicked from someone else's car. In my case I noticed a missing wheel nut on all four wheels of my car. An enquiry at the local Ford dealer revealed the reason for the theft. You had to buy a complete new set at about 50 (plus the vat, sir!) Fotunately, I got them second hand for a quid.

The crime is that of the thief of course. But if you should take some responsibility for putting high-value items before a public that has a high percentage of people who cannot afford the price of a replacement can help themselves.


Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Royden Hall Christmas Fair
by Smeeble. 27th Sep 2021 6:50pm
Fluoridation
by diggingdeeper. 26th Sep 2021 1:42am
Panic buying
by mikeeb. 25th Sep 2021 9:47am
Fire logs
by TheComputerLab. 24th Sep 2021 1:53pm
Energy firms going bust
by cools. 23rd Sep 2021 7:49pm
For Sale & Free
Nike Air Max 95 - Greedy 3.0 size 8.5
by Peter0787. 30th Aug 2021 3:21pm
Cat Boot's Size 9
by BultacoAstro. 23rd Aug 2021 9:28am
Member Spotlight
TheComputerLab
TheComputerLab
Wallasey
Posts: 1,312
Joined: May 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
DAVEY0482, steggy, Chelleg, WiskinCols, Bec1234
13960 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Royden Hall Christmas Fair
by Smeeble. 27th Sep 2021 6:50pm
Fire logs
by TheComputerLab. 24th Sep 2021 1:53pm
Going to Hilbre island
by ultimate. 4th Sep 2021 3:44pm
Galtres School Bebington
by AllanB. 20th Aug 2021 6:36am
Dock Branch Park
by mikeeb. 6th Feb 2021 1:03pm
News : New Topics
Panic buying
by mikeeb. 25th Sep 2021 10:47am
Energy firms going bust
by cools. 23rd Sep 2021 8:49pm
La Plama Volcanic Eruption
by granny. 21st Sep 2021 3:26pm
Doctors appointments
by cools. 21st Sep 2021 8:38am
Emma Radacuna
by cools. 17th Sep 2021 9:53am
New Enthusiast Forums
Fluoridation
by diggingdeeper. 26th Sep 2021 2:42am
Spooky image
by cools. 23rd Sep 2021 7:58pm
Can You Recommend a Landscape Gardener in Wirral
by sneakypete. 14th Sep 2021 2:13pm
Bultaco pursang
by Bultaco. 13th Mar 2019 12:43pm
the over flow on bidston moss
by paul110180. 24th Mar 2013 8:05pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 7:08am
Sunset Mon 6:57pm
Local Time Mon 9:28pm
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1