Posted: 19/12/2017 at 12:17
Depends where in France for collection, Obelixx. I'm only 20 minutes from the capital town, but 4kms from the main road so the bin men refuse to collect my rubbish and they certainly wouldn't go down my 1km drive. I have to drive it in the car to the nearest big bin. But I get given re-cycling bags if I go to the Mairie when it's open on Monday or Wednesday afternoons, 4kms away. No collection for green waste but I can dump mine in the forest, part of which is part of my place anyway. The recycling centre is nearly 20 mins away. I have to pay over 700€ a year for rubbish collection as part of my council tax.
Been to town for a meeting with OH's bank, I went to translate. But on the way back OH said he wanted to get me a tablet for Christmas, so we stopped at the shop, a bit like Curry's. I don't know when I'd ever use a tablet, I like my Laptop and we have a Laptop at the cottage, OH has an iPad. But they had a Rowenta Steam and Clean. I'd seen it on TV, you can sweep and wash the floor at the same time. He didn't want to get me that, said it wasn't romantic, but I wanted one, don't care about romantic, sounds useful as there is quite a lot of tiled floor here, so he gave in.