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  • I’m off to the tip in a bit. Got anything you need rid of?
  • desperatebicycle
    Free Member

    No clue how I get it to the tip unless I buy an angle grinder or something and cut it up

    Car roof. Tied with a couple of old socks

    the-muffin-man
    Full Member

    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!

    Palletline won’t own it – they’ll just move it. The people who shipped the stuff from China will probably own it.

    The company who sold the furniture would be the people to contact. But I’d break it down and get rid that way.

    the-muffin-man
    Full Member

    I need to get rid of a 2-section ladder (about 3m per section),

    Leave it outside with a ‘Free’ notice on it. It’ll be gone before you get back in the front door! 🙂

    Alex
    Full Member

    Knackered petrol lawnmower – been under a tarp outside for 2 years since we bought an electric one. I find it in the garden by regularly falling over it.

    Plasterboard that we have to schlep over to Hereford as local recycling considers it about as welcome as aforementioned grenade.

    The entire contents of the loft* as I don’t want to transport it to a THIRD house when we move

    What’s your local recycling centres policy on grown up offspring?

    *except for the collection of specialised bike boxes. They clearly have value

    neilnevill
    Free Member

    I dislike going to the tip as it’s out of my way and can be silly busy, so if you’d take the growing volume of used engine oil, currently at about 5 gallons, that would be really handy.

    IdleJon
    Full Member

    I dislike going to the tip as it’s out of my way and can be silly busy,

    Ours tends to be silly busy with old people taking one very small black bag of rubbish per trip – roughly the same amount of rubbish that my kids generate every 30 minutes. Maybe they are disposing of a body very slowly.

    fossy
    Full Member

    Our guys at the tip help no-one. Mrs was there with a car rammed full of junk from her late mother’s house – the guys just said ‘looks like you are enjoying yourself getting rid of all the old junk’. Still need some more visits, but we’re ANPR’ed and allowed a visit per week.

    retrorick
    Full Member

    I have just done a tip run. Big flattened cardboard boxes that i thought might be useful and some bags of rubble. Tip is ok, anpr for a limit on visits and not much of a queue during the week. Then headed to the diy store to pick up more stuff.

    mjsmke
    Full Member

    What junk have you been putting off getting rid of that should have gone years or decades ago?

    My anxiety and social awkwardness.

    Cougar
    Full Member

    Leave it outside with a ‘Free’ notice on it. It’ll be gone before you get back in the front door! 🙂

    Leave it outside with a ‘please do not steal’ notice on it. It’ll be gone etc etc…

    revs1972
    Free Member

    I dislike going to the tip as it’s out of my way and can be silly busy

    Ours introduced a pre-booking system with slots every 10 mins during covid times.
    They have stuck with it and for me it works. Never had to wait since.
    Before ( especially bank holiday weekends) you could be queueing right back up the road.

    People still moan about it though. Obviously miss the traffic jams 😉

    scruffythefirst
    Free Member

    Can you get the 2.5t 1980’s CNC mill in your truck? Either it or the garage will need to come apart and the 20m of concrete drive upto the garage is now lawn.

    joshvegas
    Free Member

    Also our recycling bin doesn’t allow glass (thanks, Northumberland CC)

    thats pretty normal and there is a reason for it.

    Glass absolutely destroys MRF (“murf”) plant. You really don’t want to be footting the bill for that every year or so in your council tax. ITs also really easy to recycle and no sorting required so the less contaminants the better (thats why you are asked to take the lids off.)

    Similarly if the council asks for clean recycling rinse stuff out clean MRFs are cheaper to operate than dirty MRFs.

    boriselbrus
    Full Member

    There’s a really crap cabinet that I’m wanting shot of. Bits keep getting replaced, but if anything that just makes it worse. Nothing about it works and it keeps coming up with new ways of making me poorer.

    The chief cabinet maker is away soon but I can’t see the new one being any better so I just want to dump the whole thing.

    It’s down in Westminster if anyone can help get rid of it?

    the-muffin-man
    Full Member

    thats pretty normal and there is a reason for it.

    Is it?

    Recycling glass (and card/paper) are pretty much the basics of recycling. Glass goes in a separate container though.

    kayla1
    Full Member

    Kids. Other people’s kids to be exact.

    DT78
    Free Member

    Large gas canister of unknown origin / contents? Inherited it with the house, took it down the tip, who said they don’t take it. Skip company won’t take it. Wtf am I supposed to do with it?

    nickjb
    Free Member

    if you’d take the growing volume of used engine oil, currently at about 5 gallons, that would be really handy.

    We can put engine oil in sealed containers in the weekly recycling collection. Might be worth checking.

    neilnevill
    Free Member

    Oooooo, yes it’s all sealed in old engine oil bottles (old bottles that they new oil came in…..I didn’t need to clarify that did I). Thanks, I’ll check.

    IdleJon
    Full Member

    Kids. Other people’s kids to be exact.

    Please take mine. They’re horrible.

    thisisnotaspoon
    Full Member

    Next doors Dashound and mother in law, both seem to compete to see who is loudest.

    joshvegas
    Free Member

    Recycling glass (and card/paper) are pretty much the basics of recycling. Glass goes in a separate container though.

    yes because broken glass eats machinery for breakfast then nothing gets recycled.

    fazzini
    Full Member

    thats pretty normal and there is a reason for it.

    And yet, literally, just down/along the road in the sunlit uplands of North Tyneside, they do take our glass away. 🤔

    james-rennie
    Full Member

    The 4 foot cylinder full of mystery sludge from an old water softener needs chucking out.
    I can barely move it, even when helped by the largest of sons.
    It was sitting in the corner of the garage when we moved in 11 years ago.

    squirrelking
    Free Member

    Old metal shed, some random bits and a BSO in the front garden. Offered it to the metal scavenger a few weeks ago but hasn’t shown face. Getting tipped as soon as I have the car space.

    And all the carboard in the loft.

    And about 10m of fencing at my mums.

    The joy.

    neilnevill
    Free Member

    Ooh carp. Just checked the Croydon website to see if they collect the used oil. No, and or seems the recycling centre no longer takes it either! That’s absurd. In fact the list of things they do still take seems to have shrunk to, ‘not very much mate’

    Dickyboy
    Full Member

    yes because broken glass eats machinery for breakfast then nothing gets recycled.

    Makes me wonder what Bucks cc actually recycle, coz everything goes in one big wheely bin for recycling here 🤔

    rickmeister
    Full Member

    A Basque and French Maid outfit, stained with burst eyelets to go in the clothes charity bin if they are ok mixing fabric and metal.
    Inflatable lady, split but empty for plastic recycling
    Lovesense burnt out, maybe electricals along with the rusty Rampant Rabbit.
    Gimp mask, zip broken, landfill or plastics as it’s vinyl.

    Hmm. Think that’s everything for now.

    sirromj
    Free Member

    I’ve got some potentially crippling debt, do they accept that?

    clubby
    Full Member

    Glad I live where I do. All recycling goes in one big kerbside bin and is collected fortnightly. Pretty much everything being turned away in this thread (except the asbestos) is accepted at the tip/recycling centre. Separate skips for metal/wood/plasterboard and rubble. Nice separate caged area for gas cylinders and big tank for engine oil.
    4 recycling centres within 10 miles, but only the bigger 2 take non recyclables. If turn up with a big mix usually someone will help as it saves their time sorting stuff in wrong places, and no I don’t go wearing my wife’s sports bra.

    neilnevill
    Free Member

    That’s how it used to be here clubby, other than its only two and they could be busy, but they used to take everything. Seems like that’s changed. No wonder the fly tipping had gone mental.

    Ambrose
    Full Member

    ‘pieces of a stool that I was stood on’ yuk!

    jp-t853
    Full Member

    About two dumpy bags worth of sawdust needs putting in to smaller bags and taking. I can’t bear to start the job but the longer I leave it the messier it will be

    redthunder
    Free Member

    Piles of Action Man stuff.
    Lego
    Timber
    Bbrugo cars in boxes.
    Metal
    Heaps of conifer cuttings.
    Old artwork
    Books
    Bikes
    You name it I got…i wish I could dump the lot without that clinging onto ot feeling …

    🙁

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

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

    Pallets are in huge demand on our local FB group, people offer them for free and get overwhelmed.

    dyna-ti
    Full Member

    I wouldn’t throw out anything you can burn, you might be needing it come winter.

    soundninjauk
    Full Member

    Pallets are in huge demand on our local FB group, people offer them for free and get overwhelmed.

    I put it on the local freecycle (I don’t have a fb account) and got nothing. However I won’t try too hard as this house has a working fireplace and

    I wouldn’t throw out anything you can burn, you might be needing it come winter.

    Is a really good point.

    cheers_drive
    Full Member

    Rubble
    Plasterboard
    Ceramics

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

    Let me guess, fly tipping is particularly bad where you live?

    10
    Full Member

    I have one slightly smaller than 4×8 sheet of 3/4 drywall. Since I bought it my in-laws have sold the truck it would fit in. For some reason cutting it up to take to the tip seems like too much effort.

    somafunk
    Full Member

    If you have any room then there’s 160,000ish Tory members who are well past the use by date, doubt they’ll be missed and we’re better off without them, be sure and dump them in a big skip so they can’t climb out

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