Hugh's War on Waste

edited 4 March 2016 at 11:32AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Former_MSE_AndreaFormer_MSE_Andrea Former MSE
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    Rainy-Days wrote: »
    Andrea - not sure why but I finally found the Wastemen programme which was an Open University documentary screened on BBC2 earlier this year.

    If you type into Google
    Wastemen BBC2 Daily Motion

    It will bring up two videos of the refuse programme. Tried posting the links but it won't work. Having said that it is a fantastic two part docu and it's really really worth watching!

    That is a very HFW type programme and I enjoyed watching this rubbish :rotfl:

    If you could dig out the links that would be great. I'd love to see that.

    I generally talk rubbish most of the time anyway :D
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  • wishuswishus Forumite
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    My compost bin is full of onion skins, teabags and peelings. I put some chicken bones in my general waste (boiled the carcass for some soup!) - I suppose I should get a council food bin for that!
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    Oh, and can I say I might be converted but HFW can preach to me all he likes! :happyhear
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  • Rainy-DaysRainy-Days Forumite
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    MSE_Andrea wrote: »
    If you could dig out the links that would be great. I'd love to see that.

    I generally talk rubbish most of the time anyway :D

    Thanks Andrea,

    I tried to post them but the filters on here are blocking it out!! I think it could be because it's a video, but I will have a go again:-

    www.
    dailymotion.com/video/x2oqdf8

    ^^ That Is part one


    www.
    dailymotion.com/video/x2p9ur3

    ^^ That is part 2

    I am trying to find part 3 but I am hoping that will get around the filters
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    wishus wrote: »
    Oh, and can I say I might be converted but HFW can preach to me all he likes! :happyhear
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    Now that's a whole new thread......
  • NargleblastNargleblast Forumite
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    We don't have a food waste collection, but I try to compost all peelings, eggshells and teabags. My garden has had some fantastic compost this year because of this but, confession time now, I have reverted to putting the waste in the household bin for the winter (Bad Nargle!). The reason being, our black plastic composting "Dalek"over time got warped and bent like the leaning tower of Pisa, so eventually it was chucked out at the start of the autumn and the contents were spread over the garden. As we go into next spring I will start composting again, using a corner of the garden for the heap. Promise!
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    Hi ANDREA I've just checked the council web site for waste and they say food waste can be disposed of in a cone food digester and if you don't have one advice is to put food waste into the general waste bin. I know most councils are having funding cut backs and I guess that it's not a priority to invest in food caddies. I have to say they're pretty good with all other recycling and we have a reliable 2 weekly collection of the bin and green waste bags so I suspect we'll have to wait for an economic upturn before they will consider food waste collection as an extra.
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    Its because they spent so much on the incinerators in this area Lyn. Recycling isn't worthwhile for them, as they need to keep feeding them... They are 'energy recovery' plants, so at least they're helping keep the lights on!
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    MSE_Andrea wrote: »
    Has anyone NOT had to put their food waste bin out this week, or even at all?

    The vast bulk of food waste goes into the compost. We do not have food waste bins but the only food that goes into the council waste is fat trimming if I have not rendered, diseased produce (storage rots on onions and apples are not good additions to compost) and stuff that would attract rats.

    During the winter I can go weeks without having the main waste emptied if it is cold enough. The recycling bin needs to go out every time or other time.
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    MSE_Andrea wrote: »
    Don't forget to check out Hugh's War on Waste Guest Comment we published yesterday :)
    A useful summary - pleased to report score 5/6!
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