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#401 sebberry

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Posted 10 March 2021 - 09:17 AM

house owners will also "compact" trash if needed.  

 

You could pay for a second bin for a few years at the price of these: https://www.leons.ca...ASABEgKOsvD_BwE


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#402 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 March 2021 - 09:20 AM

they were quite popular for a time in the 70's and maybe early 80's.

 

problem is they stink.  and if they leak that's a real stinky liquid too.  i don't think the bags are very environmentally friendly.



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Posted 12 March 2021 - 07:10 PM

they were quite popular for a time in the 70's and maybe early 80's.

problem is they stink. and if they leak that's a real stinky liquid too. i don't think the bags are very environmentally friendly.

Yeah that’s what I found I just came off two years on the compactor in the kitchen and in one of the bathrooms it’s a manual one it was good but couldn’t hold up to my needs they have both broke they have a 10 year warranty thinking about calling : https://www.amazon.c...15604750&sr=8-2


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#404 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 March 2021 - 07:15 PM

they were quite popular for a time in the 70's and maybe early 80's.

 

problem is they stink.  and if they leak that's a real stinky liquid too.  i don't think the bags are very environmentally friendly.

 

turns out if you compress kitchen waste beyond 4 gravities there are two distinct by-products:

 

  • a compressed mass of garbage
  • a stinky concentrated garbage liquid looking to escape any confine at any cost.  Like Snake Plissken from Escape from New York.  But stinkier.  And escapier.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 12 March 2021 - 07:19 PM.

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Posted 12 March 2021 - 07:23 PM

Tried hand compaction last week bad call broken glass..
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#406 lanforod

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Posted 15 March 2021 - 10:08 PM

I actually have a trash compactor. Came with the house. Don't use it a ton, maybe 3-4 bags a year of garbage; we don't need to, our garbage bin is full after two weeks but not overflowing.



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Posted 16 March 2021 - 07:59 AM

Re garden waste. We have a lot of woody prunings. There's no way we can dispose of them on our property unless we're allowed to have an incinerator, which we had when we first moved in. The majority of our prunings are from plants that were already here, much of it is quite thorny. We have no choice but to load it into our car at least once a month during the growing season and driving to the public works yard. We also have a huge compost but the problem with that is if you're not physically able to dig it out it just gets bigger and bigger. I would love to be putting some of it into the green bin. 



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Posted 16 March 2021 - 08:04 AM

Re garden waste. We have a lot of woody prunings. There's no way we can dispose of them on our property unless we're allowed to have an incinerator, which we had when we first moved in. The majority of our prunings are from plants that were already here, much of it is quite thorny. We have no choice but to load it into our car at least once a month during the growing season and driving to the public works yard. We also have a huge compost but the problem with that is if you're not physically able to dig it out it just gets bigger and bigger. I would love to be putting some of it into the green bin. 

 

cut it into smaller pieces and then into a garbage bag then into your regular bin.  

 

or pay someone once a year to dig out your compost.   


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 16 March 2021 - 08:05 AM.


#409 lanforod

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Posted 16 March 2021 - 09:40 AM

^ thats not permitted



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Posted 16 March 2021 - 09:48 AM

85.7% of Victoria Watcher recommendations are either not permitted, unlawful, violate local bylaws or contravene the Geneva Conventions.


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#411 LJ

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Posted 16 March 2021 - 07:48 PM

Re garden waste. We have a lot of woody prunings. There's no way we can dispose of them on our property unless we're allowed to have an incinerator, which we had when we first moved in. The majority of our prunings are from plants that were already here, much of it is quite thorny. We have no choice but to load it into our car at least once a month during the growing season and driving to the public works yard. We also have a huge compost but the problem with that is if you're not physically able to dig it out it just gets bigger and bigger. I would love to be putting some of it into the green bin. 

We have monthly yard and garden pick up for about $5 a month, these are the big green bins that are dumped mechanically.

We currently have two of them, works pretty good.


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#412 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 05:54 AM

For the last 134 days, David Boudinot has left his home every morning as the sun rises to pick up trash in his Fernwood neighbourhood.

 

It started as a pandemic project as he was working from home, then it became an obsession and now it’s a regular part of his life.

 

https://www.timescol...rash-1.24314716

 

 

he seems pretty jovial about it.

 

twitter:  https://twitter.com/...252003277131777


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 04 May 2021 - 05:58 AM.


#413 todd

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 07:10 AM

OK
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