Posted: 24/03/2013 at 19:59
We get two wheelie bins, a food caddie for indoors, food bin for outdoors and two recycle boxes, one black the other green. Our collection is each week, 1st week it's non-recyclables and second week it's recyclables. Council won't collect from garden but will return boxes to the garden, I've aquired 6 green boxes and seem to get everyone's lids left in my garden, presumably this is because my house is the first on the road. I'm running out of uses for them, 2 - I save leaf mulch in and am considering growing spuds in the others, I'm happy to give them back but they just keep giving me more.
Our council are keen to fine, the one time I forgot to bring my bin in, there was a letter stuck on top the following day to say I faced a £60 fine if it was left out again.
Interestingly, there was an article in our local paper recently saying most of our recycle stuff goes in land fill because we haven't got the facilities to recycle it.