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#156380 - 24th May 2007 9:38pm Pay as you Throw
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Pay as you throw your rubbish out?
Would you prefer this method?

Its being used in other councils where they chip the wheely bin.
This could lead to charging by weight too.

So be warned....
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#156385 - 24th May 2007 9:54pm Re: Pay as you Throw [Re: Mark]
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definately not.

Pardon the pun, what what a rubbish idea.

Waste is inevitable, there is nothing we can do about it (apart from recycle what is recyclable).

Its as stupid as having to pay to take a dump or go for a piss.

I'd end up filling each rubish bag with helium to get the cost down somehow. Either that or fly tip!
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#156414 - 25th May 2007 12:58am Re: Pay as you Throw [Re: BMW Joe]
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They can try and bill me... but it wont work, all my rubbish goes down a communal chute haha!

Its about the only advantage of living in a flat - I dont have to worry about all the bin rubbish (hehe theres that pun again) that is going on atm lmao!

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#156417 - 25th May 2007 7:50am Re: Pay as you Throw [Re: MattLFC]
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I guess it would depend how much they wanted to charge, and how much your council tax would be reduced by to compensate for it.


I can see there being a massive increase in fly tipping should it happen...
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#156485 - 25th May 2007 7:51pm Re: Pay as you Throw [Re: StuyMac]
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I was watching that CH4 Dispatches.

Its not on the cards at the mo on the wirral to the best of my knowledge, but it did have a negative effect in other councils around the UK.

They use this system in Amsterdam (Featured on the TV)
and there used to it now, but the biggest issue that
came out of it was the amount of packaging that food is
wrapped in.

There was more volume of packaging, to the food its self.
People would put there bins out when ever they were full.

And then to top it off RATS due to 14 day pick ups.

The shit is hitting the fan.
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#181850 - 30th Oct 2007 1:04pm Re: Pay as you Throw [Re: Mark]
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Pay-as-you-throw Pilot Schemes Approved.


Originally Posted By: bbc.co.uk
English councils are to be allowed to pilot plans to charge households according to rubbish they throw out.

A full roll-out of the pay-as-you-throw charge was dropped last week, apparently after No 10 opposition.

But powers to pilot the charges are in the Climate Change Bill, leading to Tory claims it had been "slipped out".


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Here we go again then.
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#181858 - 30th Oct 2007 2:17pm Re: Pay as you Throw [Re: Mark]
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So what about when your bin is over full one week and you put some in the neighbours bin, (with consent ofcourse). or if they bring in the pay as you throw scheme, people will go around putting their waste in others bins.

it won't work.

1st the black market offered reverse technology playstations
then the PS2, followed by the XBOX,
now its gonna be reversed technology wheelie bins that are the big money spinners. lol
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#181859 - 30th Oct 2007 2:55pm Re: Pay as you Throw [Re: Waddi]
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What a load of shit!!

What next, charging you for using the Police, Fire Brigade, cleaning the streets...

FFS This is what your council tax pays for mad

Rip off fooking Britian just gets better and better...
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#181862 - 30th Oct 2007 4:16pm Re: Pay as you Throw [Re: StuyMac]
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its simple...the "amazing" labour government hasnt met european targets with regard to landfill..and are being fined by europe....thats gets passed onto the councils...who have to find a way to pass it on to us suckers....the mugs who pay their council tax.
We get less and less each year..and it goes up more and more!
Imho and personal experience those who "use" council services more than others are those who DONT pay...really fair huh?
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#181863 - 30th Oct 2007 4:40pm Re: Pay as you Throw [Re: Beemertastic]
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Originally Posted By: Auditastic

Imho and personal experience those who "use" council services more than others are those who DONT pay...really fair huh?


here here. clap
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#182661 - 4th Nov 2007 11:15am Re: Pay as you Throw [Re: Waddi]
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Mark looks for family that's on holiday.

Were going to be fixing pad locks to the lids next.

No matter what the council's say Fly tipping will increase IMO
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#182721 - 4th Nov 2007 8:22pm Re: Pay as you Throw [Re: Mark]
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If we put locks ön our bins, how do the binman open them?
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#182911 - 4th Nov 2007 11:15pm Re: Pay as you Throw [Re: Waddi]
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Good point lol

Well stop putting your rubbish in my bin then lol
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