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Where to put that stinking bag of rubbish after a weekend at the coast house

By FarrerGirl - 16 October 2013 17

I know this is a ‘first world’ question, it is just that I would like to know what other people do with their household rubbish when staying at a holiday home down the coast (in my case, a relatives house). RiotACT responses will be used in an ongoing family debate!

Do people:

a) put the rubbish in the wheely bin and put it out for collection (downside, bin could be there for weeks until it is brought in).

b) parcel up the rubbish in a bin liner and transport it back to Canberra.

c) do a dodgy, and put it in a bin at a beachside park in the dead of night.

d) take rubbish to local landfill and pay fees to do so.

Thanks 🙂

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Robertson 11:20 am 18 Oct 13

Step1.: Find a spade and bury the prawn heads and fishbones. If that’s not possible (eg, you’re staying in a unit), then go to step2.

Step 2.: Find a recycling bin and drop all the cans, bottles, paper and cardboard.

Step 3.: Is there too much rubbish to take home? If so, take it all to the local tip. In the smaller coastal communities, this is just a skip you can chuck everything in.

Step 4.: If you’re taking it home, then remove anything particularly smelly (eg, the prawn heads and fishbones) and drop that off in a public bin somewhere on your way out of town. One plastic shopping-bag of rubbish is a small price they can pay for all the money you’ve spent at their cafe, fish&chip shop, petrol station and supermarket.

PBO 9:59 am 18 Oct 13

I am sitting here on my summer patio having my my faithful servant U-There; reading this aloud to me word for word to me in an accent not native to his ethnic background because he is only faithfull to 3 things: Allah, the Dollah and then me…………because that’s how I roll, you poor, godless bitches.

I would get him to speak louder but the voices of Hall and Oates keep harmoniously being the perfect soundtrack to this story:

You’re a rich girl, and you’ve gone too far, ‘Cause you know it don’t matter anyway
You can rely on the old man’s money, You can rely on the old man’s money
It’s a bitch girl but it’s gone too far, ‘Cause you know it don’t matter anyway
Say money but it won’t get you too far,
Get you too far

I do feel for you though, disposing of ones refuse is an onerous task at best and better handled by the flat heeled masses of the working class, I do not believe that I could handle such labourous waste based endeavours at my coastal abode, let alone my mountain bungalow.

I suppose that asking the huddled masses who haunt this site, those people in a poor country or area whom have very little money and very few possessions is a good idea as they could possibly use our cast off’s.

LSWCHP 9:41 pm 17 Oct 13

poetix said :

Neko said :

I do (b) but once forgot it was in my boot for two weeks. Not nice.

Your foot must have been smelly.

Bwahahahahaha….yes folks…I actually just Laughed Out Loud…:-)

Pork Hunt 5:48 pm 17 Oct 13

poetix said :

Neko said :

I do (b) but once forgot it was in my boot for two weeks. Not nice.

Your foot must have been smelly.

And had a black soul Woden chugger style…

poetix 4:02 pm 17 Oct 13

Neko said :

I do (b) but once forgot it was in my boot for two weeks. Not nice.

Your foot must have been smelly.

Neko 1:51 pm 17 Oct 13

I do (b) but once forgot it was in my boot for two weeks. Not nice.

thebrownstreak69 9:20 am 17 Oct 13

RedDogInCan said :

e) Stick it in the neighbours bin

f) Use the communal bin at a nearby block of units

g) Mail it to someone at random

h) distribute amongst those prepaid self addressed envelopes the banks send when they want to advertise for new credit cards or increase your credit limit. Not only do you get rid of your rubbish, but you return the favour to the banks.

harvyk1 9:02 am 17 Oct 13

How about the obvious answer, ask the owner of the house what they would like you to do with the rubbish.

For our place down the coast, we’d arranged with the neighbours who lived down there to bring the bins in after they’d been emptied. When we left we’d take the bins to the curb, and they’d bring in it over the week. Who’s to say your relo’s haven’t made similar arrangements with their neighbours.

    johnboy 9:11 am 17 Oct 13

    Bringing in the neighbours’ bins was part of being a permanent coastal resident in my year in Kiama.

IrishPete 8:56 am 17 Oct 13

and please do NOT pile it up in or around public or private bins in the towns you pass through on your way home. Some of us have to live there, and we don’t like paying extra rates for your rubbish to be cleaned up, especially after animals have got into it and spread it around.

I don’t get the daytrippers or weekenders who will happily take a slab of beer to their destination but won’t take the empties (and other waste packaging) home. It’s actually lighter when empty you know…

IP

Thumper 8:12 am 17 Oct 13

RedDogInCan said :

e) Stick it in the neighbours bin

f) Use the communal bin at a nearby block of units

g) Mail it to someone at random

(f) is always a winner.

BimboGeek 10:43 pm 16 Oct 13

I think my relatives just told the neighbours they could use the family bins if they would be kind enough to take care of the rubbish collection. It’s generally a pretty good relationship. Maybe your family can do your neighbours a favour in exchange for them returning your bins after the next collection (or whatever’s logical).

Masquara 10:25 pm 16 Oct 13

Since it’s a relative’s house and presumably you’d like to be invited back, a isn’t an option. Whether you do b or d depends on how smelly the rubbish is I would think. Waiting until the dead of night before chucking your rubbish in a caravan park bin is a bit extreme (and if you have kids, not something to model to them). And wouldn’t that dead-of-night timing mean you’d be travelling the King’s Highway and likely to collide head-on with a carful of drunken pig shooters? Better off paying the tip fee perhaps.

eily 9:16 pm 16 Oct 13

‘a’ and arrange for a neighbour to bring the bin in. Even to put it out if the collection day is too many days away. And offer to return the favour. Recycling can be taken to the ‘waste management/recycling centre’; tip to you and me, on the way home. Recycling should be free, at least it was a couple of years ago.

Pork Hunt 6:54 pm 16 Oct 13

Two words: common sense.

poetix 6:00 pm 16 Oct 13

Permanent residents at the coast are probably filling your relative’s bin with extra rubbish and wheeling it out to be collected every week!

So put the rubbish in the bin down there, don’t bother to wheel it out, and you may find the bag has magically disappeared at the next visit. The neighbours will have done it. Either that or the stink fairies, clad in gowns of flowing garbage bags, and waving wands of chewed chop bones.

RedDogInCan 5:42 pm 16 Oct 13

e) Stick it in the neighbours bin

f) Use the communal bin at a nearby block of units

g) Mail it to someone at random

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