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How are garden waste collections more important than peoples lives

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This week was the start of the council collecting garden waste but they've now suspended it but people on my local council facebook page are not happy as they think they should get a token service (What ever that is) or they should have a monthly collection due to the tip being closed and they have to stay home.
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  • Andy_LAndy_L Forumite
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    People are going to produce as much garden waste during lock down as before (possibly more if they "dig for victory") what are they susposed to do with the waste?
  • giraffe69giraffe69 Forumite
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    My local council has closed the recycling centres but garden waste collection continues for now. They have said that if it is suspended there will be a rebate of the fee. I agree with the above comment that storing it for a few weeks/months or making compost is hardly the end of the world.
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    Probably a good idea to leave as little as possible in the bin for the time being, we emptied ours out onto a border yesterday. It looks a mess but rotting grass in particular smells awful in the bin.
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  • sharpe106sharpe106 Forumite
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    There is always people that put their own needs before others and could not care less about others. Just look at people putting notes on ambulances not to park in front of their drives etc.






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    DoaMDoaM Forumite
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    edited 26 March at 8:04AM
    We had our usual bins collection yesterday - one of which was the garden/food waste bin. Our bin collection cycle is:

    Week 1: General Waste
    Week 2: Garden and Paper/Card
    Week 3: General Waste
    Week 4: Garden and Glass/Plastic/Tins

    and repeat. So the Garden and General bins are done on 2-week cycles, and the other bins are done on 4-week cycles.
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    Normal collection here in South London - General Waste, Mixed Recycling and Food and Garden Waste.   Only information on the council website is asking us to double-bag personal waste and store for 72 hours before putting it out.  Can't see that happening widely...  Some will - but many haven't even managed to get to grips with separating recycling yet.
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    edited 26 March at 9:45AM
    I guess a councils decision may depend on if garden waste is a seperate collection or done at the same time as other waste
  • Andy_LAndy_L Forumite
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    Andy_L said:
    People are going to produce as much garden waste during lock down as before (possibly more if they "dig for victory") what are they susposed to do with the waste?
    God forbid someone has a bag of garden waste in their garden/garage/drive to avoid a bloody virus...
    So why collect any rubbish?
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