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Food waste bins not being used?

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2 years 11 months ago #173 by Emberman
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Our recycling bin wasn't emptied as the binmen spotted a small plastic bag that had been accidentally left on top ! It took nearly two weeks of phone calls to Elmbridge before it was emptied....only one day before the next collection was due.

Needless to say, the bin was overflowing after a month's uncollected recycling!
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3 years 1 month ago #101 by tdres
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When we first had the bins ours got ravaged by foxes several times. I spoke to the council about fox-proof bins and was told it wasn't their problem (or words to that effect!)
We keep ours inside one of the big bins during the week and then spray it with a natural fox-repellent spray before we put it out for collection.
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3 years 1 month ago #100 by rytheman
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Looking at the bins put out for the bin men, I would estimate that around one half of all households are not separately disposing of organic food waste in the little green bins.
Given the council's target to reduce landfill waste, and the money to be saved, simply implementing the existing policy on refuse collection is surely low-hanging fruit to be picked for the benefit of the community.
How could we get food waste bin use to 100%? Introduce a fox-proof bin design?