The Nine Bin Nightmare!

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    Don't tell Lisa Jackson - but the UK is now forcing citizens to sort their garbage into nine different bins. We already have 4 in Oaklandtown; I'd hate to have the gubmint here micromanage our garbage even more than they already do.

    Families are facing a nightmare future of recycling confusion.

    In a regime set to spread across the country, residents are being forced to juggle an astonishing nine separate bins.

    There has already been a storm of protest with warnings that the scheme is too complex and homes simply don't have the space to deal with the myriad bins, bags and boxes.

    The containers include a silver slopbucket for food waste, which is then tipped in to a larger, green outdoor food bin, a pink bag for plastic bottles, a green bag for cardboard, and a white bag for clothing and textiles.

    Paper and magazines go in blue bags, garden waste in a wheelie bin with a brown lid, while glass, foil, tins and empty aerosols should go in a blue box, with a grey wheelie bin for non-recyclable waste.

    The strict regulations have been introduced as councils come under growing pressure to cut the amount of household rubbish they send to landfill.

    However, they go far beyond anything previously expected from householders and families.

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    Compulsory recycling is commonly enforced by bin police who can impose £100 on-the-spot fines for breaches like overfilled wheelie bins, extra rubbish left out, or bins put out at the wrong time.

    If people do not pay the fines, they can be taken to court, where they face increased penalties of £1,000 and criminal records.

    Officials in Newcastle-under-Lyme in North Staffordshire anticipated trouble when they introduced the nine-bin system last month.

    They had to publish step-by-step instructions on how to fold down a cardboard box so that it fits into the green bag. ...


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    Families forced to follow green zealots' new recycling diktats | Mail Online
     
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    Heaven forbid the police actually stopping real violent crime in the UK...they might get hurt the poor sods!
     
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    Sadly, many governments would rather devote resources to further controlling the behavior of peaceful citizens than in actually dealing with violent criminals.
     
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    Yeah, but at least America isn't quite that bad about their overbearing nanny state! :rolleyes:
     
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    Like I said, just don't tell Lisa Jackson - the Obama Administration doesn't need any more ideas on how to make our lives utterly miserable.

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    Well now, why don't you people just move to Somalia? No laws, no taxes.
     
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    It's not enforced by the UK police. It is enforced by the local councils. Thankfully, the UK is not YET stupid enough to have its police officers dealing with this shit.

    This will come to the US, if the Democrats have their way..... they want us to be like Europe. Good luck with it.
     
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    they should jsut send all the garbage to Hogworts so the wizards can magically make it go away.
     
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    When you take into account the size of the average UK house - which is a damned sight smaller than in the US... I wonder how the heck they are gonna manage with this idiotic recycling thing. I'm all for recycling but when, typically Europe, they have to take it to extremes.
     
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    God, what a pain in the ass.

    That cannot be the most efficient way to get that task done.
     

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