Too hot to be a binman...

FrenchieBoy

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I sometimes wonder if we think enough of our bin men and appreciate the work they do for us so that is thoughtful! :tiphat:
 

Rasputin

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Far more charitable than I. Given they refused to pull mine 3ft of our drive to the pavement to collect a few weeks ago I regarded them with a dead owl (roadkill) and 2 weeks of dog poor bags that had been turning in the sun. To say it hummed this morning was an understatement. However they did take it this morning so maybe things need to hum to get them motivated 😂
 

Klenchblaize

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Our Bin Men used to look after me (never questioned our ‘interesting’ waste or volume of such) and in turn yours truly ensured their Crimble card was given of ‘substance’. But then it all changed and we were assigned a different crew for each of the 4 colour-coded bins.😢
K
 

Stalker1962

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Well that was odd.

The first truck (Blue & Red) came and went, all three lads took a beer.

The second truck (Green) came and went and I had to jog (I know - these little fcukers run their routes) about 100 yards to give them all a beer.
Fair play to the driver, he checked it was non-alcohol.

As I walked (hot and sticky) back to my gaff, the truck is reversing along with me?

Turns out they (initially) only emptied one of the Green bins, and they came back to take the second one. :rolleyes:
 

bogtrotter

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Our Bin Men used to look after me (never questioned our ‘interesting’ waste or volume of such) and in turn yours truly ensured their Crimble card was given of ‘substance’. But then it all changed and we were assigned a different crew for each of the 4 colour-coded bins.😢
K
Exactly this, used to be very helpful not these days in the old days if you had a large item for disposal just ask them and they would say put it out such and such a day and we will have it lifted now there is a charge and you are only allowed a
couple of items a year.
Never mind I managed to fit a Suzuki Sj 410 in my wheely bin took me about six months to get rid completely but I did it.
 

Jon P

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Far more charitable than I. Given they refused to pull mine 3ft of our drive to the pavement to collect a few weeks ago I regarded them with a dead owl (roadkill) and 2 weeks of dog poor bags that had been turning in the sun. To say it hummed this morning was an understatement. However they did take it this morning so maybe things need to hum to get them motivated 😂
Rod Gilbert of the TV did 3 days with local bin men, they stated they walking approx 12 miles a day. If they had to pull everyone’s bins off the property it could be a lot more.
On another point, one of my managers left the hire car key in his recycling box , for the hire company to collect the car. Box was in his garden, helpful collection man went into The garden and emptied box into the lorry including the car keys😊, since then any hire cars are now delivered back to the depot.
 

bogtrotter

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Exactly this, used to be very helpful not these days in the old days if you had a large item for disposal just ask them and they would say put it out such and such a day and we will have it lifted now there is a charge and you are only allowed a
couple of items a year.
Never mind I managed to fit a Suzuki Sj 410 in my wheely bin took me about six months to get rid completely but I did it.

Ok ok I confess some of it went in my neighbours bin under the cover of darkness , wait before you get all indignant my
neighbour was my daughter.
 

Rasputin

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Rod Gilbert of the TV did 3 days with local bin men, they stated they walking approx 12 miles a day. If they had to pull everyone’s bins off the property it could be a lot more.
On another point, one of my managers left the hire car key in his recycling box , for the hire company to collect the car. Box was in his garden, helpful collection man went into The garden and emptied box into the lorry including the car keys😊, since then any hire cars are now delivered back to the depot.

Well damn 3 ft from the pavement which they were already walking on given the average mans arms are probably what 2.5ft I didn’t realise it was such an onerous task. Poor things will be more considerate.
 

Woodsmoke

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We never see our bin men. The bins are about half a mile down our farm track, and are emptied once a fortnight. e have one pitifully-small purple bin for household waste, and one huge black bin for recycling. Given that I compost or incinerate the vast majority of our burnable waste I viewed the councils refusal to replace the never-used recycling bin with an additional purple one with some displeasure. And no, they don't get a tip . . . . .
 

Jon P

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Well damn 3 ft from the pavement which they were already walking on given the average mans arms are probably what 2.5ft I didn’t realise it was such an onerous task. Poor things will be more considerate.
It would of been just as easy to push your own bin the extra 3 feet too then 😂
 

bogtrotter

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We never see our bin men. The bins are about half a mile down our farm track, and are emptied once a fortnight. e have one pitifully-small purple bin for household waste, and one huge black bin for recycling. Given that I compost or incinerate the vast majority of our burnable waste I viewed the councils refusal to replace the never-used recycling bin with an additional purple one with some displeasure. And no, they don't get a tip . . . . .
You are lucky, I have a black one for houshold waste, a blue one for plastic and tin cans, a green one for paper, a blue box for glass, and a brown one for garden waste we have to pay £30 a year to have the garden waste emptied now I compost most of my garden waste in theory we are not compelled to pay for the emptying of garden waste but food waste must go in the same bin so they have you.

The biggest problem is storage space for all the bl@@dy bins.
 

Woodsmoke

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You are lucky, I have a black one for houshold waste, a blue one for plastic and tin cans, a green one for paper, a blue box for glass, and a brown one for garden waste we have to pay £30 a year to have the garden waste emptied now I compost most of my garden waste in theory we are not compelled to pay for the emptying of garden waste but food waste must go in the same bin so they have you.
We have 1200 acres of forest right beside us, so the garden cuttings go there (if we actually end up with any) The lawn grass gets mulched back in, and most of everything else gets burned. I think it's an absolute con as I strongly suspect most waste gets flung into landfill, regardless of which colour bin it came from
 

Franchi Matt

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I was just saying the other day how todays bin operatives have it easy.... when I was a lad the bin men (an old phrase we used back in the day that funnily enough upset no one) had steel bins they carried on their shoulders and (heres the amazing part) whilst doing so had the skill to open and close gates AND place it back from wherever it was collected, mum and dad kept theirs besdie the gate but the old dear next door kept hers right down the end of the garden- it mattered not, every bin was collected and returned. What spurned my comment in the first place was watching the hopeless case who was collecting food waste bags from the plastic caddies... once empty he tossed the empty caddies over his shoulder, was like a deranged worlds strongest man event 😂 our bin operatives cant roll a bin on wheels back the 15ft they have dragged it either...although I'm in essex so you have to factor that in I guess..... oh and for the record, over the last few scorching days I've been laying a patio for a client so getting baked on a hot day is hard but not unusual.
Nice to see you have appreciation of a service trade though 👍 we do similar for our postie, now he is a true legend.
 

Tim.243

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I was just saying the other day how todays bin operatives have it easy.... when I was a lad the bin men (an old phrase we used back in the day that funnily enough upset no one) had steel bins they carried on their shoulders and (heres the amazing part) whilst doing so had the skill to open and close gates AND place it back from wherever it was collected, mum and dad kept theirs besdie the gate but the old dear next door kept hers right down the end of the garden- it mattered not, every bin was collected and returned. What spurned my comment in the first place was watching the hopeless case who was collecting food waste bags from the plastic caddies... once empty he tossed the empty caddies over his shoulder, was like a deranged worlds strongest man event 😂 our bin operatives cant roll a bin on wheels back the 15ft they have dragged it either...although I'm in essex so you have to factor that in I guess..... oh and for the record, over the last few scorching days I've been laying a patio for a client so getting baked on a hot day is hard but not unusual.
Nice to see you have appreciation of a service trade though 👍 we do similar for our postie, now he is a true legend.
I continue to follow what Dad did @ xmas for the bin man...they knew what was in the bag tied to the bin 🤫
 
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