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#1036229 - 27th Apr 2017 10:55am Garden Waste Bins
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Hey ho ! Cost of garden waste bills gone up to 40 for one bin or 65 for two bins.

Yet again, overdosed on the inability for understanding that people are either not prepared or unable to pay so much, so I assume half empty trucks wizzing around Wirral is a cost cutting exercise.

In total I (and others) will have to find 200 in the month of May for Wirral Council, including council tax. I don't have that amount spare. Thanks for the offer.

Any suggestions. Green bin maybe ?






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#1036231 - 27th Apr 2017 2:24pm Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: granny]
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Do you have a compost heap/bin? That would save a lot of stuff needing to go in the brown bin. I keep promising to get one myself, I had one before we moved and it worked reasonably well. Council usually have offers on too.

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#1036232 - 27th Apr 2017 2:36pm Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: granny]
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You have a lovely garden there Granny, looks huge alot of upkeep needed for that me thinks. Mine is not that big so what I do when I have lots of bushes etc burn them in an incinerator bin. You have to pick your time of course , usually in the evening making sure no washing out on lines then away I go.

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#1036233 - 27th Apr 2017 2:37pm Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: granny]
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Another idea would to go to the tip with your garden waste and use the brown bin either for a water butt or a compost bin.

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#1036234 - 27th Apr 2017 3:13pm Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: snowhite]
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I got an oil drum from Mc Coys in Rock Ferry.Told them I wanted to use it as a fire bin & they put the holes in,only cost me 10 & I can burn stuff in it & the rest I put in the green bin
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#1036235 - 27th Apr 2017 3:24pm Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: granny]
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That's a good idea Star, my incinerator bin is pretty beat up and I was thinking of buying a new one, I'll pay them a visit myself thanks for that..

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#1036236 - 27th Apr 2017 4:47pm Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: granny]
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Green bin is good granny, we bin bag ours and put in green bin.

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#1036237 - 27th Apr 2017 4:53pm Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: granny]
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will not be paying again for this,green bin,tip,or road side bins if it's good enough for dog do its good for my grass,or in the clownhall bins or steps


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#1036252 - 27th Apr 2017 9:04pm Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: granny]
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I've always used green bin,all garden clippings etc bagged. It would take me at least 6 months to fill a brown bin.Lets face it the Council don't recycle after cutting verges,parks etc,the cutting are just left to rot . Love your garden Granny,glad I don't have to maintain it though.

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#1036262 - 27th Apr 2017 10:22pm Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: granny]
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Lots of welcome replies. Thanks.

There are times when there isn't so much to get rid of but other times masses.

I have got a compost bin, which I used religiously for a number of years. Put all the vege peelings in, old fruit, thistles , leaves etc. as instructed. However, I never got any compost. It never got high enough to the level of scooping it out. It turned out that I had what must have been the fattest rats and mice in the whole of Wirral. They were getting in from underneath and having a real feast.

In the past I have had bonfires , particularly when wanting to get rid of dead wood and branches but next doors trees are hanging over to the point of it being a dangerous pastime now.

I have also had a burning bin many years ago and that did work well, until the bottom burnt out, but I think that might be the better option now, and then I can throw the grass cuttings at the top of the garden. Not sure how that will run in preventing green house gases. Anything difficult can go in the green bin.

So in all, everyone has given some great ideas. A combined effort and really appreciated.

Yes , it is a large garden and probably getting too much for me these days. Hedges and tree pruning are the greatest problem as I don't trust myself on ladders any longer. laugh

Thanks again.
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#1036275 - 28th Apr 2017 9:58am Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: granny]
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You can compost everything that comes from your garden. This is what the council does with it anyway. By parting with garden waste you are throwing away fertility and impoverishing your soil.

I made three large compost bins out of gravel board for my wife's allotment, and they work in rotation. Nothing organic gets thrown out, and she buys no compost. The trick is to make them big enough to heat up, and to turn over the contents from time to time. Your garden looks big enough to do the same. A shredder would speed the process up but we don't have one. Pernicious weeds like 'mares tail' gets burned.

For kitchen waste, you obviously need a vermin proof container, but that too works well for us. It is kept in an outhouse, and insulated with an old duvet to keep the temperature up.

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#1036281 - 28th Apr 2017 11:33am Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: Excoriator]
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Pay for one bin and share the cost and the bin with your neighbour?
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#1036302 - 28th Apr 2017 5:58pm Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: granny]
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Managed to convince one of my gardening customers to have a compost heap because they weren't too bothered about garden (bit of a recluse who never went in it). Considering have been putting grass cuttings on it for the last 5 years its hardly grown in size. Also gets the occasional bag of grass from other gardens. One or 2 customers I just put it in bin bags and in green bin.

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#1036326 - 28th Apr 2017 9:00pm Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: granny]
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Captain, that is a good idea as a lot of the stuff like ivy comes over from their garden anyway, BUT who would have the bin ?

People say that we should put newspaper in with a compost heap. Is that correct ?
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#1036335 - 28th Apr 2017 11:09pm Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: granny]
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Where do the Council take the contents of the brown bins? Do they make any money out of it?

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