Posted: 24/03/2013 at 08:09
I know this isn't about rubbish collection in the UK, but I thought you might be interested how things work here. All supermarkets have bins at the exit to dispose of excess packing and most have a large container to dispose of plastic bottles (PET). In our village, newspapers (bundled) are collected every two months, the proceeds go to the local school sports fund. A recycle yard next to the local primary school is open for 2 hours on Wed. evenings (in summer) and Sat. afternoons, where you can deposit glass in a skip, sorted by white, brown and green, and skips for metal, aluminium and carton. Rubbish collection is once a week either in wheely bins or black rubbish bags (both need a label stuck on them which can be bought at the local shops, the price depends on the size of the bag/wheely bin). Garden waste every Mon. morning (labels here too). Twice a year in spring and autumn you can order an industrial shredder to come by to shred larger garden waste such as branches etc. This is free of charge (well, I guess we've paid for it in the local taxes). We use the shredded material to mulch the flower beds.
Well, I hope I haven't bored everyone to death, just thought you might be interested.