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Recycling and litter

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Recycling and litter

Has anyone else noticed the correlation between recycling and increased litter on the streets?
In our locality, especially on a windy day, recycling seems to lead to a vast increase in litter on the streets.
I am emphatically in favour with the principal of recycling but I have increasing reservations due to the system/method of roadside collestions.
Any comments/hints/suggestions?
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Re: Recycling and litter

Most of the litter on the streets, is because motorists/passengers chuck the stuff out of the window, instead of taking it home.... 
I wonder how many people think what a good (and dangerous) job the "litter pickers" do, especially along the main (high speed) routes, trying to keep our countryside looking like  er.... "countryside".....
Next time you decide to open a packet of crisps, or eat macdonalds/ chips/ chinese takeaway...... take the rubbish home..... put it in your OWN bin..... not my countryside......
thank you  Wink
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I would ask what sort of barmy method do they have for recycling that ends up with litter on the streets?
We have a bin for ours, which is only different to the other bins by virtue of its colour.
I have heard of council's who seem to use bags and boxes, but this does seem a little odd to me.
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@shutter - quite agree which is why the inside of my car looks like a tip - must tidy it out when weather gets nicer  Smiley
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I moan at the missus for what rubbish she leaves behind when she exits the pasenger seat, but must admit, my footwell is just as bad..... ( but it all ends up in OUR bin, ) 
and yeah!  roll on some decent weather, to get the hoover out again!... Cheesy
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We have a blue bin for recycling cardboard and paper but a neighbouring town offers open plastic boxes for things like tins and bottles.
Currently on our road there are empty de-icer cans in the gutter Roll eyes
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We have a bin for compost, a bin for recycling glass / cardboard / plastic / tins and one for everything else.
Rumour has it we will be getting one for food scraps soon too...
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Allegedly there are green bins in Sheffield for garden waste but I haven't received one yet.
Is there a facility for the recycling of PS3 controllers that have been jumped on Embarrassed Angry
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Grey for rubbish, green for recyclables (not glass), and brown for compostable garden waste.
Glass admittedly is not ideal, but its not so bad taking a trip to the bottle bank.
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we get a colection one week for rubbish, the next there are two collection vehicles, the first for compostable material http://www.braintree.gov.uk/Braintree/environment/recycling/recycling2/LoveFoodHateWaste.htm, the second for nearly every other bit of recycled material that goes to an automatic sorting centre about 25 mile away, and takes this http://www.braintree.gov.uk/Braintree/environment/recycling/recycling2/
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