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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Green & Ethical MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Green & Ethical MoneySaving
Where do I stand legally in removing plastic bottles & aluminium cans from bins in my work place. I’ll be taking them to the reverse recycling bank.

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  • Norman_CastleNorman_Castle Forumite
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    It could be considered theft.
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  • bone_cutterbone_cutter Forumite
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    in that case if I ask work collogues to pass them on to me or save them for me that would be fine
  • EricMearsEricMears Forumite
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    Where do I stand legally in removing plastic bottles & aluminium cans from bins in my work place. I’ll be taking them to the reverse recycling bank.
    I guess it all depends on what arrangements your employers have. If they're being paid for them, then you've no chance of them giving the cans to you but if they have to pay someone to collect them they might be happy for you to take them instead. Can only suggest you ask for permission to take them and see what response you get.
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  • mirkomirko Forumite
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    The amount of plastic milk bottles and paper/card that is sent to landfill at my office is terrible.

    When you compare it to household waste it does feel like companies get away with a lot.
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