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  • I’m off to the tip in a bit. Got anything you need rid of?
  • Premier Icon midlifecrashes
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    A pair of fibreglass kayaks from 1975. Final straw was going to the garage yesterday for the lawn mower and finding one of them had fallen onto it and a bike(only damage seems to be a bent bottle cage). Could have been a child’s face etc. They haven’t seen water since the mid 90s.

    What project that you really will get round to soon junk have you been putting off getting rid of that should have gone years or decades ago?

    Premier Icon K
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    Will you take my dad’s fibreglass kayak of a similar, maybe older vintage, been stored uncovered on top of his shed for at least 15 years, got more than one hole in. Still might be useful though!

    Edit, sure you don’t want to make a catamaran?

    Premier Icon DrJ
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    No kayaks, but after a lot of IKEA assembling I’m on firsta name terms with the blokes at our local tip. Also our recycling bin doesn’t allow glass (thanks, Northumberland CC), so I have to take that separately. Slightly embarrassing how much there is.

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    My scrap metal bucket is becoming like a game of buckaroo as I try and fit one more bit of scrap on the overflowing pile. Might also take those hoops from a wooden barrel (the wood rotted away years ago but the hoops will be useful for something, won’t they?)

    Premier Icon toby1
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    Replacement front door (without a catflap in) that I grabbed when a neighbour got theirs replaced, probably 2 years ago now!

    Parts for a tandoor build, bricks flower pots, I need to cut some more fire bricks but I kept melting blades on the angle grinder as I wasn’t watering them while cutting the bricks, since realising this I’ve still not finished the damn thing, at least 5 years in the making, possibly more.

    There’s a P7 frame which I’ve been meaning to do something with, probably not for the tip though.

    Premier Icon midlifecrashes
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    Edit, sure you don’t want to make a catamaran?

    Come to think of it, my son wears size 14 trainers!

    Premier Icon avdave2
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    Take stuff to the tip! When I win the lottery I’m buying the tip.

    Premier Icon fasthaggis
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    Some tubes and part worn tyres,how big is your car truck 😉

    Premier Icon reeksy
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    I have a hand riveted stainless steel pottery kiln flue.

    Removed it from the garage roof and put it in the corner of the carport… just in case… erm

    Premier Icon neilnevill
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    My fil is clearing his garage a bit currently. This seems to consist of insisting I take all his odds and sods that he insists will be useful 😒. I have far too much of my own thanks.

    Premier Icon irc
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    My tip run today includes an old metal travel chest which judging by the address on the lid was last used in 1972 when my parents returned to the UK from Canada.

    Premier Icon StuF
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    Timely thread. At the weekend I took a small shed, too rotten to be repurposed, to the tip which had been sat in our garden in bits for about 2 years. Only to be told that they don’t take sheds – they suggested I burn it. It’s now sat back in our garden undoubtedly for another 2 years until I can be bothered to do something with it – unless it goes out in the normal bin one plank at a time.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    I’ve got a small amount of concrete (about 10kg) which my local tip wanted to charge me extra for. Would you like to give it a go at yours, before it goes into the household waste bin here?

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    our local waste :

    if you are female they will swarm around your car emptying the waste out of boot.

    If you are male, can I get a hand? nah heath and safety mate I can’t touch anything.

    Premier Icon qwerty
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    I’m booked in for 10. See you there?

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    I’ve got a hard-drive that came out of my old crypto mining PC, that I need to get rid of.

    Pretty sure I didn’t leave anything on it, such as several thousand bitcoin so it should be OK to toss it in the……..oh, bollocks.

    Premier Icon argee
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    I’ve got some asbestos garage roof panels if you are nipping down later and have space.

    Premier Icon soundninjauk
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    I have a green painted pallet I tried to get rid of down the tip that some garden furniture was delivered on, but I was told they couldn’t take it as it belonged to someone (presumably the shipping company).

    Anyone know how I can persuade either the tip to take it, or Palletline to take it back?

    Premier Icon stevie750
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    Just take your normal everyday rubbish to the dump and break up the pallet and put it in your bin

    Premier Icon desperatebicycle
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    Room for pieces of a stool that I was stood on to fix my garage door? It collapsed under me! Bloody thing is only about 30 years old.

    Premier Icon johndoh
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    All the clothes and old toys that our kids had when they were toddlers (they are teenagers now) that my wife still wants to keep ‘just in case’.

    Premier Icon soundninjauk
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    Just take your normal everyday rubbish to the dump and break up the pallet and put it in your bin

    Yes that’s probably the way. In which case if anyone’s getting rid of a crowbar I’ll take it.

    Premier Icon johndoh
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    Anyone know how I can persuade either the tip to take it, or Palletline to take it back

    Why would a Sith Lord want it?

    Premier Icon northernmatt
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    Why would a Sith Lord want it?

    Well done, that make me chuckle.

    Premier Icon revs1972
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    Only to be told that they don’t take sheds –

    The trick is to make sure it no longer looks like a shed.
    i.e chop it up into smaller chunks*

    *Apply same logic to …..

    Rubble
    Plasterboard
    Ceramics

    All of which our tip tries to charge you for disposal.

    Premier Icon Caher
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    China & Russia.

    Premier Icon soundninjauk
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    Well done, that make me chuckle.

    Likewise, and I had to hide it quickly as I’m also in a stressful work meeting where I shouldn’t have been…

    Premier Icon reluctantjumper
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    You can help me by taking a bit of the mountain of crap my parents have at their house. I currently can’t get rid of it qouicker than they add to it!

    Anyone know how I can persuade either the tip to take it, or Palletline to take it back?

    Palletline don’t take them back, made that mistake when I did an agency shift for them. Judging by the reaction form the warehouse boys when I unloaded 3 you’d think I’d just brought back a grenade 🤣

    Premier Icon welshfarmer
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    I had a pair of 70s fibreglass kayaks in my shed unused for 20 years. In the end I stuck them on FB marketplace -free to a good home”. It went mental . I reckon I had 30+ offers to come and collect in the next 24 hours. First to arrive was a chap in a saloon car (see recent thread – useless!) with no roof rack or bars. We simply sat them on the roof of the car and tied them around through the open windows and front/rear to the bumpers He seemed happy enough and I was glad to see the back of em TBF

    Premier Icon fazzini
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    I’m off to the tip in a bit. Got anything you need rid of?

    The wife. Saves me laying a new patio 😳

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    if you are female they will swarm around your car emptying the waste out of boot.

    If you are male, can I get a hand? nah heath and safety mate I can’t touch anything.

    Same here, I was away for the week so the OH went without me to get rid of some stuff in a sports bra and short-shorts. Apparently she just had to stand back whilst every member of staff and half the public emptied a car packed waste for her 🤣

    Premier Icon smokey_jo
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    Fridge Freezer and a double height fridge if you’ve got room – be good to get some room back in the shed

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    Anyone know how I can persuade either the tip to take it, or Palletline to take it back?

    Just break it up – then it’s just bits of green wood! 🙂

    My local tip won’t take pallets of any sort if complete. Broken down – “yeah, that’s fine mate”.

    Premier Icon fossy
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    Two VW engines and associated pipework ? Son’s car obsession ! I’ve finally got them out to the shed and not in my bike palace (garage).

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I was away for the week so the OH went without me to get rid of some stuff in a sports bra and short-shorts.

    What stuff did she have in a sports bra that she wanted rid of? I might’ve taken them off her hands.

    Premier Icon soundninjauk
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    Palletline don’t take them back, made that mistake when I did an agency shift for them. Judging by the reaction form the warehouse boys when I unloaded 3 you’d think I’d just brought back a grenade

    So the company that owns it don’t want it, and the tip won’t take it because it belongs to a company that owns it, who don’t want it. Definite lack of joined up thinking there!

    Premier Icon singletrackmind
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    Can you drop the cast of Love Island and Towie off whilst you’re there? There might be a small charge for the plaster which is attached to their faces.

    Premier Icon desperatebicycle
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    All the clothes and old toys that our kids had when they were toddlers (they are teenagers now) that my wife still wants to keep ‘just in case’.

    That’s what the polythene charity bags they stick through your letterbox are for. Well, that and the lawn mower clippings.

    Premier Icon FuzzyWuzzy
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    I need to get rid of a 2-section ladder (about 3m per section), not used it in 20 years and can’t even remember how it got to my house in the first place (as I don’t have a roof rack). No clue how I get it to the tip unless I buy an angle grinder or something and cut it up 🙁

    Premier Icon singletrackmind
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    Ill have that ladder ta

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