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#21 pherthyl

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 07:25 AM

The garbage bins will have dirty diapers, used tampons and pads, etc. If that doesn't intrigue the animals, I don't know what will!


Actually from the FAQ: http://www.saanich.c...rbage/faqs.html

"What about combined organic and non-organic waste?
Combined waste such as diapers should be separated by scraping organics into the green bin before disposal"

#22 Holden West

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 07:43 AM

Actually from the FAQ: http://www.saanich.c...rbage/faqs.html

"What about combined organic and non-organic waste?
Combined waste such as diapers should be separated by scraping organics into the green bin before disposal"

 


 

 

...scraping organics...

 

 

NOT. GONNA. HAPPEN.

 

I hate to imagine their advice on what to do with feminine hygiene products.


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#23 Bingo

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:35 AM

Actually from the FAQ: http://www.saanich.c...rbage/faqs.html

"What about combined organic and non-organic waste?
Combined waste such as diapers should be separated by scraping organics into the green bin before disposal"

 

I've seen diapers and dog poop bags shoved into those bins in the parks.  How do they deal with that?  :mad:



#24 pherthyl

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 01:40 PM

:)
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#25 Holden West

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 02:04 PM

^Not to mention the bloody mini-pads in the steak and chicken supermarket trays.

 

"New Delivered Garbage Cart Lids Not Closing Properly
Please be aware that if the lid on your new wheeled garbage cart does not close properly, it will over time as the outside temperature warms up. The reason for this condition is due to the carts being shipped with the lids already attached while stacked along with being shipped and stored in cooler temperatures. The lids should regain their shape and close properly with time and as the temperature warms. If the lid has not regained its shape and close properly by the beginning of the program in April, please contact us at 250-475-5533 or email greenergarbage@saanich.ca."

 

The weather has warmed up and now we're eagerly anticipating "The Shutting Of The Lid" event. I don't know about you, but when the big day arrives we'll be ready with plenty of hot wings, potato salad and Pepsi. We predict "The Shutting Of The Lid" will occur at 3 pm, March 29.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 02:33 PM

I heard at work this afternoon that in the CRD we are going to have to separate our glass into a separate container starting in May.

 

People are going to need to expand their garages to be able to hold all of these freaking containers! One for paper, one for glass, one for plastics, one for garbage and another for organics. Jeeeeez...



#27 pherthyl

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 04:14 PM

I heard at work this afternoon that in the CRD we are going to have to separate our glass into a separate container starting in May.
 
People are going to need to expand their garages to be able to hold all of these freaking containers! One for paper, one for glass, one for plastics, one for garbage and another for organics. Jeeeeez...


I vote they leave it as is and hire the homeless to sort it for them.
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#28 Matt R.

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 01:55 AM

Hire them? They do it for free!

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#29 lanforod

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 07:09 AM

Hire them? They do it for free!

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Only if they get to keep the pop and beer cans and bottles :P.



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:40 AM

I heard at work this afternoon that in the CRD we are going to have to separate our glass into a separate container starting in May.

 

People are going to need to expand their garages to be able to hold all of these freaking containers! One for paper, one for glass, one for plastics, one for garbage and another for organics. Jeeeeez...

The separation is not of the CRD's doing, but rather the new MMBC contracts.



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:21 AM

I'm going to enjoy Frank Stanford's show when he has someone from the CRD on to ask why they'll still be collecting recycling fees from our taxes after MMBC starts charging. 


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#32 Dimitrios

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 10:27 PM

We've started using the organics bin, and our garbage has dropped by 2/3. Sorry to hear the program seems so challenging for some folks. 



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:49 AM

We were part of the Oak Bay pilot project for this and gave up after a year. The problem was the bi-weekly p/u in hot weather. The smell from the bin was overwhelming and we ended up with rats in our carport. I found one making a nest on top of the engine block of one of our cars! In hot weather the frequency of p/u needed to be accelerated.

 

It will be interesting to see what happens this summer if we get a heat wave now this has been expanded.



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:56 AM

^Good point. Just because it's latched doesn't mean every critter and varmint around can't smell it and go nuts trying to get inside. A normal compost can actually have a pleasant smell but this can is going to get naaaasty.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:24 AM

 I found one making a nest on top of the engine block of one of our cars! In hot weather the frequency of p/u needed to be accelerated.

 

Many automakers are using mother-nature friendly soy based insulation on their wiring which rodents find tasty. 


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#36 jonny

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:45 AM

Yeah, my parents never had rats until their neighbor started composting.

 

The garbage can in my house starts to get fruit flies in the spring, summer and fall after only a couple of days, and most of our organic stuff goes down the garbage disposal. I imagine those organic bins will attract many flies and rats.



#37 Mike K.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 03:48 PM

Won't neighbourhood cats solve the rat problem?

 

I swear if I see a rat around my place because of one of these bins it's bye-bye green binning.


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#38 D.L.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 04:01 PM

Won't neighbourhood cats solve the rat problem?


Then we'll need extra dogs to control the cats

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 05:12 PM

Won't neighbourhood cats solve the rat problem?

 

Bob Barker killed that idea through years of telling his audience to control the pet population and spay and neuter their cats. 


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#40 Mike K.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 05:55 PM

I dunno, there must be a dozen cats roaming my block. Surely they'll keep the rats in check, no?

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