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Recycling Disobedience

By poptop - 11 April 2013 48

Recycling disobedience
Really not a lot to say about this, other than I find evidence of the constant battle between the not-very-passive aggressive people and the purely lazy people to be a source of mild amusement.

I am firmly in the latter camp and so too idle to research whether the presence of evil plastic bags precludes the recycling of the goodies within. Logic dictates that a sorting process must be required and so the plastic bags could be removed at that point.

Should placing plastic bags into a mixed recycling receptacle be a capital offence?

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48 Responses to
Recycling Disobedience
Genie 9:30 am 12 Apr 13

Pitchka said :

bd84 said :

A significant number of people are just stupid. No matter how many education campaigns they run, they will still get something as simple as recycling wrong.

Or others, like me, find the household garbage bins too small to accomodate a family of 4, paying for another bin is a blatent rip off, and but putting my household rubbish in my recycling bin, keeps people at the recycling depot employed.

Really dont give two shakes of your mums tits if my failure to recycle correctly upsets you..

Wow ! Are you kidding me. We used to have a family of 5 living under one roof and never filled up the bins unless it was Christmas or a birthday party.
Also a share house with 4 people and several visitors still couldn’t fill up the rubbish bin each week. Our recycling bin was always overflowing.

Perhaps you need to rethink your rubbish habits and not complain about the cost of an extra bin

Erg0 9:25 am 12 Apr 13

This is going to be a thing, I can feel it. We’ve got bad parking Mondays and car sticker Wednesday(s?), how about “I can’t believe it’s not recyclable” Fridays?

Hope the recycling bins at my place haven’t been emptied yet, I want to get a pic of the lawn chair I saw in there the other day.

Masquara 9:13 am 12 Apr 13

puggy said :

Here’s hoping you get busted for it.

Won’t ever happen – too many instances of people putting rubbish in each other’s bins. It has happened to my bins twice (that I know of)

cross 8:56 am 12 Apr 13

Half of our family’s recyclables end up in the general rubbish bin because the recycle bin is full in 3 days flat, the schedule should be reversed,recycled bin weekly general rubbish fortnightly

Pitchka said :

dont give two shakes of your mums tits

I,m using this in a conversation today, hilarious

bundah 8:54 am 12 Apr 13

puggy said :

Pitchka said :

Or others, like me, find the household garbage bins too small to accomodate a family of 4, paying for another bin is a blatent rip off, and but putting my household rubbish in my recycling bin, keeps people at the recycling depot employed.

Really dont give two shakes of your mums tits if my failure to recycle correctly upsets you..

You’re trolling right? If you can’t fit all your weekly rubbish in one of the green wheelie bins… you’re doing it wrong, very wrong. We used to fit a family of five’s rubbish in a single old galvanised bin, back in the olden days. And for the point about you dumping rubbish in the recycling bin keeping people employed, then no, all you are doing is causing half an entire truck load of recycling to be dumped into general waste. Here’s hoping you get busted for it.

Well pitchka does need somewhere to get rid of all those slashed tyres! 🙂

puggy 8:49 am 12 Apr 13

Pitchka said :

Or others, like me, find the household garbage bins too small to accomodate a family of 4, paying for another bin is a blatent rip off, and but putting my household rubbish in my recycling bin, keeps people at the recycling depot employed.

Really dont give two shakes of your mums tits if my failure to recycle correctly upsets you..

You’re trolling right? If you can’t fit all your weekly rubbish in one of the green wheelie bins… you’re doing it wrong, very wrong. We used to fit a family of five’s rubbish in a single old galvanised bin, back in the olden days. And for the point about you dumping rubbish in the recycling bin keeping people employed, then no, all you are doing is causing half an entire truck load of recycling to be dumped into general waste. Here’s hoping you get busted for it.

enrique 8:38 am 12 Apr 13

Pitchka said :

Really dont give two shakes of your mums tits if my failure to recycle correctly upsets you..

Pull ya head in you arrogant prick.

Thumper 8:32 am 12 Apr 13

Plastic bags are evil. They kill elephants or walruses, or something…

To be serious though, surely as a society we could cut down on the ridiculous amount of packing on everything? Including palstic, styrofoam, etc…

Alderney 7:57 am 12 Apr 13

bd84 said :

A significant number of people are just stupid. No matter how many education campaigns they run, they will still get something as simple as recycling wrong.

This.

It’s not rocket science. We’ve been recycling as a society as long as I can remember and I’m now mid-40’s.

Some people are either lazy, dumb, or both.

Ignorance is a curse; possibly a crime. For the betterment of society we should put them to the sword.

Pitchka 7:49 am 12 Apr 13

bd84 said :

A significant number of people are just stupid. No matter how many education campaigns they run, they will still get something as simple as recycling wrong.

Or others, like me, find the household garbage bins too small to accomodate a family of 4, paying for another bin is a blatent rip off, and but putting my household rubbish in my recycling bin, keeps people at the recycling depot employed.

Really dont give two shakes of your mums tits if my failure to recycle correctly upsets you..

wildturkeycanoe 7:39 am 12 Apr 13

The solution is simple, ban plastic bags. Oh, we already have……

poptop 1:52 am 12 Apr 13

Northbourne Ultimatum said :

All seen at the Coolemon Court recycle bin http://imgur.com/a/PcRjk . It looks like someone even attempted to recycle fire.

Wow that makes ‘my’ dumpster look very tame. To be fair it is behind Medibank Services House and so in full view of the Woden Interchange. I bet there are worse though . . . [plans expedition of discovery].

bd84 10:38 pm 11 Apr 13

A significant number of people are just stupid. No matter how many education campaigns they run, they will still get something as simple as recycling wrong.

Northbourne Ultimatu 10:05 pm 11 Apr 13

Disobedience of the mildest form. I could quickly forgive someone for placing a plastic bag full of recyclables into the recycling bins. It’s not too serious an offence in comparison to “recycling” bicycles, car tyres, televisions, chairs, exercise equipment and lawn mowers. All seen at the Coolemon Court recycle bin http://imgur.com/a/PcRjk . It looks like someone even attempted to recycle fire.

OLydia 9:08 pm 11 Apr 13

Act No Waste people gave a presentation at my workplace last year.

They said that bags, boxes etc were not checked for recyclable materials. If it looked like a bag or box has something in it, the item and its contents were tossed into general waste and not recycled. Apparently opening the bags takes time, and often contains a mix of recyclable and non-recyclable material. Also a problem putting hands into bags etc as they may contain sharp or broken material (glass).

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